A Scandinavian inspired A-frame cabin in the woods of South Carolina


This A-Frame cabin was designed to feel like a cozy treehouse by design-build firm Owners Choice Construction, nestled on a wooded multi-acre property just outside of downtown Greenville, South Carolina. This is the personal family getaway cabin of the builder and is also used as a short-term rental property.

This fabulous home encompasses just 920 square feet of living space with one bedroom and one-and-a-half bathrooms. Additional highlights include an outdoor shower that is elevated 30 feet off the ground, a crow’s nest roof deck, and a second-story cargo net lounge area installed above the family room. On the left, a double-story structure has a screened porch on the main level and the owner’s bedroom stacked above.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Project Plus BUILDER Owners Choice Construction INTERIOR DESIGNER OC Design and Staging


This incredible 20-by-40-foot house is perched atop large support posts and beams, making it appear to float above the landscape. As the land slopes beneath the home, it reaches 20 feet off the ground on one side and 12 to 14 feet at the entry side. The owners can enjoy spectacular views from their treehouse-like oasis.


What We Love: This beautiful A-Frame cabin is imaginative, fun, and clever. Fantastic thoughtful finishes. Orienting the windows to the rear where views are unobstructed year round and the swooped roofline in front is just stunning. There is a great flow inside to outside, to up, to down — this is not your average A-frame cabin or rental property. It is luxury in the woods. When can we come for a visit?!

Tell Us: What would have done differently in the design of this cabin? Would you stay here? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the state of South Carolina: Step into a modern treehouse with serene coastal views in South Carolina and Tour a serene lake house with rustic-modern details on Lake Keowee.


The great room opens out to a spacious uncovered deck of 12 by 20 feet. The railings were constructed using hog wire, which helped to keep the builder within budget while maintaining the forested views. All of the composite decking material is Trex. A wood-top island provides a visual separation between the kitchenette and the great room.


Above: The builder left out a range in this space so that it could be classified as a kitchenette rather than a kitchen. This meant the cabin can be classified as an accessory dwelling. It is used as a weekend getaway pad and there are plenty of wonderful restaurants nearby. This compact space does contain a full-size fridge, panel-front dishwasher, microwave, and a workstation sink. A large pantry cabinet to the right of this space encompasses a coffee station and microwave.


Above: Vertical tongue-and-groove paneling on the wall adds texture to this kitchenette.


Above: This small powder room is located underneath the staircase, featuring a 24-inch vanity that the builder sourced online to save money.



Above: The screened porch measures 20 by 20 feet and features plenty of space for both dining and lounging. This cozy outdoor living space also has an outdoor TV, a heater for chilly days, and a pair of fans for the hotter summer months.


Above: Tucked into an alcove at the top of the staircase are these cozy built-in bunk beds. This space offers a pop of color and tongue-and-groove paneling. A reading light is added over each bed for added functionality.


Above: To the right of the alcove is a staircase that takes you to the roof deck. Here, you can also see the cargo net that was installed above the great room.


Above: The crow’s nest roof deck is accessed via a skylight door. The owners use this spot for morning yoga or enjoying a glass of wine in the evening hours.


Above: The main bedroom suite looks out over the treetops. To make this space appear taller, the designer applied a custom wood headboard and botanical drapes to bring the eye upwards.


Above: The bathroom’s sliding barn door ties in with the wood used in the bedroom headboard. The designer opted for an outdoorsy scheme with a spa-like feel in this space. The overall effect of soothing and fun.


Above: The walk-in shower features a glass door at the back that takes you out to an outdoor shower.



Above: The outdoor shower features strategically placed windows to enjoy the views while still maintaining privacy. All of the openings have been screened to protect against pesky bugs.


Above: The attractive exterior facade, as viewed from the street, features HardiePlank siding and vinyl windows from Andersen Windows & Doors’ 100 series.





PHOTOGRAPHER Max Gudakov of True Cinema Entertainment

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Jenn and Patrick Dem
1 year ago

My husband and I are heading to the area in two weeks to look at properties to possibly build a home. How do we find out about this rental? and maybe speak to the builder?

Stacey Purcell
1 year ago

I love it!!!!