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Modern A-Frame Cottage in Ontario


This traditional 70s A-Frame cottage in Huntsville, Ontario got a modern makeover and has become a stylish woodland getaway. While there’s plenty of that old school A-frame charm inside, the bright while walls, modern appliances, and new furniture make it a luxury couple’s getaway.

Off the front of the cottage is a large deck, complete with outdoor seating and a grill. Inside the lower floor has an open-concept feel with a sectional sofa, dining table, and newly-renovated kitchen. The bathroom has an old-fashioned clawfoot tub with a shower adaption, and upstairs the Master bed looks out of gorgeous windows to the swaying treetops.

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This 70s A-Frame Got a Modern Update

This might be the first A-frame I’ve seen painted white!

Sectional sofas are the best for lounging.

Those pendant lights jazz up the space.

Cook anything you need to in this kitchen.

Those mugs have a slight 70s vibe.

Now those are some bedside views!

Queen bed up in the loft.

Flush toilet in the bathroom.

And here’s the clawfoot tub/shower.

Get to grilling out on the deck.

Or roast some marshmallows in the yard.

Highlights:

  • Indoors:
    • The great room is an open-concept living and dining room. Floor to ceiling, 2-story windows, up to the A-frame peak, allow for unobstructed views into the forest.
    • Gas fireplace
    • Cook’s kitchen incl. toaster, microwave, espresso machine, drip coffee machine and chef’s knives
    • Bedroom has double height ceilings and treetop views, overlooking the neighbourhood. Just 5 houses on this little cul-de-sac.
    • Newly updated bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower
    • Fresh linens and towels. Bring your own beach towels.
    • Wifi
    • Widescreen TV with youtube and limited channels. Or Chromecast from your personal accounts.
    • Atari Flashback X for old school gaming fun. Frogger, anyone?
    • An Amazon Echo (Alexa) can operate many of the switches, if you want to remain hands-free or not get up off the comfy couch.
  • Outdoors:
    • Deck with bbq, muskoka chairs and dining table, overlooking the forest.
    • Backyard with firepit. Guests bring their own firewood.
    • Wooded forest in the backyard is great for a little exploring but not kept up. Property boundaries marked with safety poles. Guests to use at own risk.
    • Outdoor rack for skis/snowboards/bikes, for your convenience. Guests to lock and/or leave at own risk.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife and mama of two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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  • Avatar Donna Rae
    September 12, 2020, 3:48 pm

    I love the white walls! It is also surprisingly roomy, too! Though I think “luxury” in the description is a bit of a stretch, it is a pleasant place to spend a little time. If you choose a vacation in a place like this, you are usually more interested in the outdoor environment, for sure. Nice fire pit. Fabulous views!

    • Avatar James D.
      September 14, 2020, 1:16 am

      Compared to how people are living in city apartments, that is luxury… By a lot!

  • Avatar Sera Lee
    September 12, 2020, 3:50 pm

    Love this the white made it so airy and bright absolutely adorable!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      September 14, 2020, 8:12 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Avatar Sheila
    September 24, 2020, 11:06 am

    The white flatters the A Frame very much! Love this and the kitchen is beautiful.

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