Property Crush

You Need to Peek Inside This Retro-Mod A-Frame in California

published Feb 23, 2023
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Credit: Nick Sadek Sotheby's International Realty

From the outside, this striking California home looks like a normal, stone-clad ranch — bisected by a massive A-frame. Inside, that translates to a lofty living area underneath vaulted ceilings, flooded with natural light, and wings of luxurious bedrooms on either side. In the central living room, a towering bank of windows looks out at the home’s sylvan surroundings, acting as a visual breath of fresh air. 

Credit: Nick Sadek Sotheby's International Realty
  • Address: 540 Forni Rd, Placerville, California
  • Price: $650,000
  • Size: 2,755 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
Credit: Nick Sadek Sotheby's International Realty

There’s so much eye candy inside, too: a soaring stone fireplace, great wooden ceiling beams, or my personal favorite, a dining area defined by a swath of Cole & Son wallpaper. The geometric pattern feels modern, while the orange and earth-toned palette reminds me of my favorite old Pyrex bowls. It’s a scaled down example of the vibe of the whole home: Built in the 1970s and since updated, this spacious chalet-style home feels retro and contemporary at once. 

Credit: Nick Sadek Sotheby's International Realty

All throughout, fixtures from Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel accents in brushed brass, and West Elm lighting give the home a stylish yet simple look that lets the architecture, verdant views, and whatever personal touches the new owner will bring in speak for themselves. 

Credit: Nick Sadek Sotheby's International Realty
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