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Stunning A-Frame Houses
There are many different forms of architecture in residential homes, but the A-frame is perhaps one of the most distinctive. A popular style in the 1950s, the A-frame house features a prominent triangular shape that became an iconic symbol of vacation. Perhaps most often associated with a ski chalet or lake house, the A-frame is a home that exudes leisure and feels as relaxing inside as it appears from out.
Like this charming blue A-frame from sherikowalski, most homes in this style are used for vacation or second homes, but A-frame houses are also beginning to rise in popularity outside of the vacation home market. If you're considering an A-frame, here are a few of our favorites.Continue to 2 of 9 below.
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Simple Yet StunningContinue to 3 of 9 below.
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This New Mexican A-frame home from themodernranchwife features the traditional triangular frame, but also has a wing that extends out to the side, giving the home more interior space. This desert ranch is a great example of an A-frame home that doesn't feel cabin-like, but rather has a uniquely southwestern vibe.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
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Though many A-frame homes are a single story with an open loft or extra-high ceilings, this beautiful black A-frame pictured by bennett_young is a great example of a two-story home that maintains the triangular shape. We love the double-decker pitched roof and the moody exterior paint color that highlights the architectural features of the home.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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This earth-friendly A-frame from joonaslinkola is a unique take on the style, creating a cozy cabin that truly feels one with the outside world around it. It's just large enough for a bedroom, but the oversized window makes it feel spacious and wide open.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
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This Filipino A-frame home from daphneymizhelle has convinced us that the best beach home style is definitely an A-frame. We love the bamboo frame and natural details that blend beautifully with the palm trees and tropical plants around the home.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
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A Wide Porch
While some A-frames maintain a simplistic exterior, we love the oversized wraparound porch framing this woodsy cabin from riverfrontretreat. Not only does it extend the living space, but it allows the A-frame to perch slightly above the ground and act as a viewing platform for the surrounding forest.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
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Cozy A-frame Bedroom
There's just something magical and comforting about a cozy bedroom like this one from reagan.alicia. The A-frame style gives the bedroom a tent-like feel, just big enough for a bed, a cup of coffee, and a great view.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Modern and Stunning
This A-frame home from kyleskulodges is awe-worthy. It has a unique, simple-but-modern design that almost appears to pop out of the ground. The minimalist nature of the home helps it feel uniform with the stunning landscapes around it.