I am ‘squirming in my seat excited’ to share some news that is two-fold, a teensy bit bitter and a lot bit sweet. First, while we were in the mode of big changes over here… we sold our cabin in Michigan!    Ok, as I type this I am getting a little sentimental and feeling that bitter side just a titch more. We recently said goodbye to our little oasis in Michigan, as it was increasingly difficult to get there as much as we would have liked to BUT…. since we had so much fun renovating the cabin from top to bottom we are now saying hello to a new cabin, a new project, in a new place (a lot closer to home). WE JUST BOUGHT THIS A-FRAME IN PALM SPRINGS!

a-frame // sarah sherman samuelMuch like the Michigan cabin, this place needs A LOT of work. The inside is just woah, and not in a good way. I’m talking painted cloud murals, a scary dungeon-esque bathroom, and stanky old carpet… just to name a few. But, look at the bones! I have alwayyyyyys loved an A-frame and this one is pretty freaking unique. I mean do you see that roofline? That gap at the top is also a skylight that runs the length of the A-frame. My heart eyes were popping out of my face so hard when I saw it.

a-frame // sarah sherman samuelSo let the renovating begin! I can’t wait to get over there and start making it our new special hideaway. I snapped these photos with my iPhone quick when we went to pick up the keys this weekend (eeeeeeek!) but I will share a full proper tour soon! x

See the Michigan Cabin renovations from start to finish (well in reverse order) here. 


  • Amanda @ Heart Tree Home

    OMG! Wish I knew the Michigan one was for sale!

    • sarah

      Aw! I know, when we put it up for sale we weren’t sure whether we would REALLY ACTUALLY sell it so I didn’t go public. I didn’t want everyone knowing right where it is if we decided to keep it in the end. Alas, it sold for full asking price to a wonderful family but now I am sorry I didn’t share it! x

  • Oh my goodness, that looks like it is going to be such a fun place to renovate! I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  • Kelsey

    So excited to see how this turns out, It is going to be beautiful I am sure.

  • Congrats on the new place! I will miss seeing your Michigan updates! You weren’t that far from my little cottage!

    • sarah

      Thanks Abigail! I’ll still be heading to Michigan a couple times a year but I know it won’t be the same! Maybe I will crash your cottage 😉

  • Carrie

    We’re currently looking to buy in PS as well, and were totally drooling over this listing. You will undoubtedly turn this place into a stunner. How exciting!!

    • sarah

      Thanks Carrie! Ha we are the only idiots to actually buy this place in such rough shape. Excited to give it a shot! 🙂

  • It’s beautiful! I can’t wait to see the renovation process.

  • Tara

    Congrats! I can’t wait to see what you do with it! Though I’m echoing Amanda and wishing I’d known your Michigan cabin was for sale. My husband and I would love to have a place on the West side of the mitten.

  • Yaaaay! Can’t wait to see what you will do with the place! Going trough some big changes myself so I understand that bittersweet feeling.

    • sarah

      Thanks patricia! I hope yours are more sweet than bitter. Cheers to moving forward. xo

  • YES!!!!!! I am SO excited about this! You are the best maker-over-er out there, and lord knows the internet needs more Samuel home makeovers. YAY! Can’t wait to see this unfold! I’ve been thinking of making an A-frame play house in our back yard for Zano. (obvs a real A frame house is a thousand times better) Congrats!

  • Julia

    Awesome! So stoked to see some more renovation goodness on what looks like a beautiful A-Frame. Congratulations on the changes!

  • Alicia

    Sarah, I loved what you did with the Michigan cabin, and can’t wait to see the metamorphosis of this one from a caterpillar to a butterfly! (Only sad I never got to see the Michigan cabin in person!) ? I know you’ll do a tremendous job, as you did with the cabin and your LA home!! I love you guys!

    • sarah

      I know! I can’t believe you never saw it in person. It was always such a whirlwind getting out there. You’ll just have to come visit this one now. 🙂

  • Susi

    Oh my! I have SERIOUS a-frame jealousy right now! I was wondering how much use your fabulous Mi escape was getting now with baby. I CAN NOT wait to see the transformation! Im in Mn the land of a-frames, which is what id like to get when my husbands student loans are paid off in a couple of years!

  • Mrs Patty

    Love, love, love!

  • Can’t wait to see all the progress!

  • Soyoung

    Can’t wait to see what you do with this place! I loved your Michigan cabin so much… am sure I will feel the same after you work your magic on this A-frame.

  • Poppy

    Wow! We vacation in Michigan and I can imagine how hard it was for you to say goodbye to the cabin. However, this one in PS will be so much easier to get to! Cannot wait to see you work your magic on the interior. You’re super talented and I love your design. WOOHOO!

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