Wildwood


The Tent
August 18, 2011, 7:24 pm
Filed under: Eats, Travel | Tags: , ,

The Wildwood was lucky to spend sometime last week up in the Berkshire mountains at a friends family house there. The house itself is an A-Frame style home built in the mid 50’s, affectionately known as “The Tent.” It was a restful week and well needed.

We spent alot of time swimming and walking in the woods however between beers we picked from the many blueberry bushes on the property surrounding the house. It must have been a bumper crop year for blueberries in the North East because even when you thought a whole bush had been picked-over there were always more picking to be done.

Blueberries by the handful, blueberry pancakes, blueberry pie, all were enjoyed.

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A Frame
February 24, 2010, 8:08 pm
Filed under: Architecture, The Great Outdoors | Tags: ,

The “A Frame” home is an iconic style of home building that became hugely popular after WWII. While not as practical for an everyday home the building style is favored for use in the construction of a secondary or vacation homes.

I found this beautiful example in a 1968 issue of Field and Stream, in fact it is a “Field and Stream Approved Model” A frame home. We recently stayed in one like this down in North Carolina, it was definitely cozy but didn’t have the amazing enameled red Franklin wood stove the one pictured does. I think I could get used to living in one of these everyday.

I’d be interested to hear what Lloyd has to say about this building/structure type, maybe he even knows something about its origin? More pictures here.