A-Frame Houses look like three dimensional versions of the capital letter A. Or, as author Chad Randl puts it in his book A-Frame: "An A-frame is a triangular structure with a series of rafters or trusses that are joined at the peak and descend outward to the main floor level." Becoming popular in the 1950s, A-Frame home plans set a new standard for dramatic, contemporary vacation homes. Often constructed of cedar and stone to blend into a naturalistic setting, A-Frame style house 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 decks and distinctive floor-to ceiling windows at front and rear 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 Mid-century Modern style in a country setting.