A-Frame House Plans

A-Frame House Plans

Today's modern A-frame offer a wide range of floor plan configurations. From small one bedroom cabins to expansive 4 bedroom floor plans and great room style gathering areas for comfortable year-round living, it is easy to find the design you will cherish for a lifetime.

A-Frame house plans consist of steep-angled roof lines that slope down to the foundation line in the literal form of an "A". This architectural style rose to popularity in the mid-1950s and continued through the 1970s as homeowners sought an inexpensive way to build a vacation home. Today, modified A-Frame homes still feature the signature steep-pitched roof but raised walls on each side of the structure offer a more traditional first floor. 

Once you are seeking a home design that complements the natural attractiveness of the outdoors, then an A-Frame house plan is a perfect one for you to consider. A-Frame homes are typically constructed of natural materials such as cedar, stone and log in order to blend in with their natural surroundings. The steep roof lines are well suited for mountain environments as they allow snow to easily slide off during winter.

A-Frame home plans enable the use of numerous large windows to let in natural light, which can also help reduce utility electricity costs and be an added bonus for second homes and vacation houses. These homes are great for vacation homes or full-time dwellings, the style of an A-frame house makes it versatile like a timber frame or log cabin with fewer materials.  Ample windows allow you to take in the scenic view and continue to enjoy the beauty of the lake, beach or mountains on those cold evenings or when weather conditions keep you indoors.

Another advantage of an A-Frame house plan is that it often features large expansive decks for extended outdoor living spaces and additional space to entertain family and friends. Adding an outdoor kitchen, hot tub, or patio furniture adds to the ability to spend long hours relaxing in a living area that will make you feel as though you are always on vacation. 


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