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December 23, 2018

Here at Trystcraft we're still A-Frame crazy and we're having fun coloring in these drawings done by architects  John Carden Campbell and Worley Wong. These were the first iterations of their famous 'Leisure House' A frame cabin kit that took the country by storm in the early 1950s. These images first appeared in Arts & Architecture Magazine in 1951.

Download and print them below and start coloring in your own A-Frame!

 Download PDF here

 Download PDF here

Check out this colorized photo of the Leisure House that John Carden Ca...

December 21, 2018

Listen, it's not too late. There is still time to add one last item to your Christmas wish list. May I suggest an all-original 1958 home? Or perhaps a cute little MCM cabin in the woods? If you've been really, really good this year, Santa might even bring you the California Modern ranch for sale in Sacramento. Check them all out below!

All Original Ranch in Dundee, IL - 2,208 sqft. ($279,900)

This is a really nice modern home with large beams, beautiful tongue and groove ceiling and plenty of large windows to let in light. T...

December 14, 2018

We're obsessed with A-Frames at the moment so it's no surprise there's a quirky A-frame in this week's roundup. There are also split-level houses with lots of original features, a giant Usonian house and even a home designed by an apprentice of Philip Johnson. 

1970s A-Frame in Duck Creek, UT - 1,700 sqft. ($205,000)

This is a quirky A-Frame that looks out over Strawberry Point. (The exterior paint job is also undeniably strawberry-influenced with red on the bottom and green on the top.) The top features of this A-...

December 7, 2018

We're in a Midwest state of mind this week, and our real estate roundup reflects that. We're featuring two great Michigan homes (one by Norman Carver, the architect who designed our home) as well as a bargain fixer-upper in Illinois for a staggering $49,000. We also added two beautiful California properties for our West Coast readers. Check them out!

MCM Fixer at 49k in Chicago Heights, IL - 3,336 sqft. ($49k)

It's not often you find an architect-designed house being sold for less than $50k, but this 1966 property is just th...

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