Looking to take the plunge and buy your own A-frame? Good point!
You’ll find plenty of good options within the tristate area. Check out these cute homes for same right now, curated by interior designer Leah Bopf of A-Frame Dreams, a website and Instagram feed that lists angular abodes on the market across the US.
The five properties below are just a couple hours’ drive from New York City. Be prepared, though — you’ll probably to start an Instagram account for your own quirky A-frame.
5 Croton Lake Road Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Less than an hour outside of New York City, this swanky three-bedroom chalet would be perfect if you want the A-frame lifestyle without the need to DIY a space. The house was built in 1968 and has a real “Brady Bunch” vibe thanks to its wood paneling, exposed brick walls, and generally mod interiors. It’s set on close to 2 acres and comes with a pool.
Valeria Leis, North Country Sotheby’s International Realty, 914-271-5115
68 2nd Ave., Stratford, Connecticut
Seeking more of a beachy vibe? This four-bedroom A-frame is located just off the coast of the Long Island Sound in the Connecticut hamlet of Stratford. The house itself could use some work, but the bones are there — including a spacious deck and a balcony off of one of the bedrooms.
Osi Rosenberg, A to Z Realty, 917-273-7524
18 Deer Run, Byram Township, New Jersey
This New Jersey A-frame dates back to the 1970s, but you wouldn’t know it from the interiors: It was recently renovated, with huge windows, a modern kitchen and a slick spiral staircase that leads to a sleeping loft. It’s nestled in the woods and close to Forest Lake; the expansive deck would give you a perfect perch to enjoy views of both.
Lisa DeSordi, Re/Max Platinum Group, 973-726-5700
600 Highwood Road, Southold, New York
Down a secluded cul-de-sac on Long Island’s North Fork sits this circa-1954 A-frame with a spacious back addition that could easily accommodate a large family. It has two bedrooms as well as a large loft that can work as a bedroom or home office (or both!). It’s just a short drive from Southold to some of the North Fork’s beaches on the Long Island Sound.
John Nickles, Lewis & Nickles, 631-765-3416
Silver Hollow Road, Woodstock, New York
This cute complex in Woodstock is a larger parcel of land that holds a main home and two smaller A-frame cabins. The interiors are all Instagram-ready, with an aesthetic the brokerbabble describes as a “new take on a classic Scandinavian summerhouse.” Read: a mix of light and dark woods, minimal furnishings and plenty of cozy nooks and crannies. The smaller A-frame properties on the land are sleek and spare, practically begging to be rented out to city weekenders.
Gary Heckelman, Halter Associates Realty, 845-532-1178