Another A-Frame Cabin That’ll Make You Want to Move to the Woods

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(Image credit: Giulia Heiman)

Name: Giulia Heiman, boyfriend, two dogs, and occasional AirBnb guests
Location: Lake Arrowhead, California
Size: 1,260 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

My boyfriend and I purchased our vacation home in Lake Arrowhead after getting frustrated with the Los Angeles housing market. Sick of competing for over-priced houses we didn’t really like in LA, we thought, let’s buy our dream home in Lake Arrowhead for a third of the price. Being a 90-minute drive from our current rental, and seeing as it often takes that much time just to drive from Silver Lake to Santa Monica, we thought, why not?

I immediately fell in love with this home. The interior was covered with bright orange paint and wood paneling, textured ceilings and walls, dead insects and rat poop everywhere, but I knew she was perfect.

(Image credit: Giulia Heiman)

We spent a month and a half swooning, sweating, bickering and working our butts off to renovate the space, and each update just kept confirming what a special house this was. She just needed some love! [You can see some before photos on the cabin’s Instagram].

(Image credit: Giulia Heiman)

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Crisp and colorful.

(Image credit: Giulia Heiman)

What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is the loft. Waking up in bed, you have unobstructed views of huge floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the trees, perfectly framed by the seemingly endless angles of the roof. It’s so relaxing, and impossible to get out of bed!

(Image credit: Giulia Heiman)

Any advice for creating a home you love? Don’t be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone. Some of the pieces and decisions that I wasn’t so sure about turned out to be some of my favorite things in our home.

(Image credit: Giulia Heiman)

Thanks, Giulia!

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