A-frame homes typically have roofs that start at the foundation and meet at a sharp peak at the top of the structure, creating a shape similar to a capital “A” letter. The roofline subsequently creates an interior with steep angled walls. The A-frame was made popular in the 1950s through the 1970s; especially in snowy places because the shape of the roof allows snow to slide off easily rather than stay in place and cause damage.
Elements of design:
- Triangular shape
- Steeply angled roof, ideal for snowy climates or the beach
- One to two stories
- Small living spaces
- Typically built as vacation homes