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A-Frame Style House Plans

Steep rooflines distinguish A-Frame house plans, ideal for snowy climates.

Popularized in the 1960's and 1970's, sleek A-Frame home designs set the standard for dramatic, contemporary vacation homes. Often constructed of cedar and stone to blend into a naturalistic setting, these striking A-shaped houses are named for their steep, snow-shedding rooflines that extend down to the foundation. Although typically limited in living space with few vertical walls, one-and-a-half story A-Frame plans offer an open and inviting interior with soaring ceilings, masonry fireplaces, and a comfy half-floor loft, bedroom, or storage space at the peak of the home. Broad outdoor decks and spectacular floor-to ceiling windows that open to the front and rear of the home are designed to take full advantage of mountain, ocean, or lakefront views. Ideal for entertaining and relaxing getaways, A-Frame house designs are a rustic yet refined choice for those who want to enjoy minimalist modern style in a country setting.

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Architectural features:

  • Sharply sloped roof, designed to help heavy snow slide to the ground
  • Oversized windows, allowing light to pour in from the front and rear
  • Dramatic deck for enjoying the outdoors

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