Crafted into the epitome of hygge living, this renovated A-frame combines midcentury-modern charms with earthy, Scandinavian-inspired design.

Originally built in 1974 as a kit home, the A-Frame was constructed with cedar siding and metal roofing. The house faces east toward the water.

Seven years ago, the sight of a dilapidated A-frame stopped Christine Boyer and Anthonie Scholtz dead in their tracks. The couple had been in route to see nearby properties on Vancouver Island, but they instead fell in love with this charming, midcentury-modern dwelling—never mind that it was falling apart.

With their young children in tow, the couple sold their Toronto home to move into the seaside cabin—at that time a cramped one-bedroom—and embarked on a years-long renovation that saw a full interior overhaul.

Completed between the birth of their third child and Anthonie’s doctoral defense, the built-in library is one of the couple’s favorite features in the cabin.

Completed between the birth of their third child and Anthonie’s doctoral defense, the built-in library is one of the couple’s favorite features in the cabin.

Ben Rahn

Working alongside Kai Lawrence of Standingbear Construction, Christine and Anthonie replaced the cabin’s 1970s turquoise walls and shag carpeting with a minimalist and modern aesthetic, full of Scandinavian influences that draw from the couple’s Danish roots. In honor of their heritage, they christened their 1,401-square-foot house “Kyst Hus,” which translates in Danish to ‘coastal home.’

Originally built in 1974 as a kit home, the A-Frame was constructed with cedar siding and metal roofing. The house faces east toward the water.

Originally built in 1974 as a kit home, the A-Frame was constructed with cedar siding and metal roofing. The house faces east toward the water.

Ben Rahn

Located in Vancouver Island’s Craigdarroch Beach neighbourhood, Kyst Hus overlooks stunning vistas of Gilles Bay and offers easy access to kayaking, canoeing, and swimming.

Located in Vancouver Island’s Craigdarroch Beach neighbourhood, Kyst Hus overlooks stunning vistas of Gilles Bay and offers easy access to kayaking, canoeing, and swimming.

Ben Rahn

See the full story on Dwell.com: Get Cozy by the Sea in This A-Frame Cabin Asking $649K

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