Tucked into the lakeside on almost an acre and overlooking 150 feet of sand-bottom, south-facing frontage on Garden Lake, this eye-catching, 2,975 sq. ft. A-Frame vacation home includes all the classic features of this popular, architectural home style of the 60’s & 70’s.  Constructed of cedar and blending into its natural setting, this striking A-shaped home is named for its steep, snow-shedding roofline that extends down to the foundation.  Although typically limited in living space with few vertical walls, this one-and-a-half story A-Frame offers an open and inviting interior with soaring ceilings, masonry fireplaces, and a comfy half-floor loft, bedroom, full bath and storage space at the peak of the home. Broad outdoor decks that offer plenty of outdoor living space and spectacular floor-to ceiling windows designed to bring light into the interior and that open to the front of the home take full advantage of lakefront views. Ideal for entertaining and relaxing, an A-Frame’s cabin-rustic yet refined style is a great choice for those who want to enjoy minimalist modern design in a north woods lake setting.  Another nice A-Frame feature is that the exterior maintenance is generally limited to the front and rear because the roof extends nearly to the ground on both sides.  This is ideal for a vacation home – allowing you more time to enjoy the home and less time spent maintaining it.

This vacation home is designed on 3 levels.  There are two bedrooms, a full bath, the living room and galley kitchen with breakfast bar on the main level, and the upper level consists of a bedroom, full bath and a 27×8 bonus space. The lower level walkout includes the 3rd full bath, family room and the laundry area.  Unique to this home are 3 fireplaces – one on each level.  Another special feature is the lakefront boat house with an entertainment deck on the roof.  You will really enjoy the wide lake views here!

Storage is no problem at this Garden Lake home.  The attached and detached garages can park 4 vehicles plus boats, bikes, snowmobiles – all your recreation equipment.

The idea of living in an A-frame was inspired by Rudolph Schindler, an Austrian-born architect, who worked for Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago, and then eventually settled in California. Schindler built a home in Lake Arrowhead, California in 1936 for costume designer Gisela Bennati.

It was not until the 1950s that the A-frame actually took flight when young architects from Northern California designed and constructed variations of the style.  These bold architects found new ways to experiment with interiors, entrances, and outdoor fixtures in their creations. The A-Frame was designed to be simple, versatile, affordable & fun.   Throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s, Americans reveled in the charm of the A-frame. But by the mid-70s, in the era of huge estates and mansions, simple was replaced by big and elaborate.  Soon, the A-frame began to fade.  Today, the A-Frame is making a renaissance as people return to minimalist needs, a versatile living space and the love of outdoor recreation and outdoor living space.

People still dream of weekend getaways and a second home in northern Wisconsin. Take a look at these photos. This home may be the ideal vacation retreat for you and your family.  Contact King Realty to set up a home tour.

Directions:  From Cable, Hwy M east about 11 mi. to Hwy D. Left on D to Garden Lake Rd. Right to fire number on right.