Zeppelin Development to Construct A-Frame Village in Winter Park

A-Frame Club rendering. Credit: Skylab Architecture.

Zeppelin Development recently closed on a $5 million construction loan through FirstBank, to begin construction of A-Frame Club, a unique hospitality project in Winter Park. Zeppelin purchased the 2-acre site in February 2020 for $1.5 million.

According to Oregon-based Skylab Architecture, the architect for the project, the 14,260-square-foot project will consist of 31 newly-constructed cabins, integrated into the natural environment, along with a bar and restaurant in a historic saloon building located in the Old Town neighborhood of Winter Park. Both modern and nostalgic, the design takes cues from 1970s American ski culture and the iconic A-frame cabins of that era.

The cabins will each be 475 square feet and include a main floor living room, entry, bathroom, kitchenette, lofted bedroom with an Onsen-style soaking tub, and exterior deck. Each cabin is equipped with custom Malm fireplaces and vintage furnishings. The walls are lined with warm, cedarwood panels and custom millwork. Elevated on piers, each cabin is set up for views with a lighter touch on land. Tall glass windows allow natural light to permeate and highlight views.

The cabins are designed for adaptability. The lofted bed is accessed by a ship’s ladder, and the living room couch folds out as an additional bed to accommodate families. Guests are in control of their space and comfort, from individual keypads for self-check-in to simple, automated controls for heating, cooling, and lighting.

There will be a central gathering space for guests and locals alike called, The Lodge. Food and beverages will be served daily for guests to enjoy to-go or on the adjacent patio with pergola and fire pits. Numerous experiential zones are created for drinking, eating, socializing, and working. Curated with a mix of tongue-in-cheek novelty and mid-century, taking cues from the 1970s alpine to create a space that is both classic and novel.


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