Budget Breakdown: One of the Oldest A-Frames In Arrowbear Lake, CA, Gets A Moody Makeover for $177K

“Think old Hollywood speakeasy rather than your grandfather’s cabin,” says designer and owner Jacqueline Blum.

Designer Jacqueline Blum and her husband Brent have worked on a slew of remodels on all types of houses over the past decade—everything from Victorians, to Spanish-style, to quintessential beach bungalows. "Renovating and designing is our strange love language," jokes the designer, who handles the design-side of their projects while he manages the business. (On their first date in 2013, he mentioned having a new home in San Francisco, and she asked to see the floorplan.) 

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Melissa Dalton
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Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at melissadalton.net.