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A-Frame House and Cabin Plans

Traditional A-Frame home design with steep roof lines in the A shape and large windows.

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This striking A-frame home has many of the elements of this classic house design along with the amenities for modern day living. The exterior takes ...

A-frame house plans feature a steeply pitched roof and angled sides that appear like the shape of the letter “A.” The roof usually begins at or near the foundation line and meets up at the top for a very unique, distinct style. This home design became popular because of its snow-shedding capability, and its cozy cabin feel. A typical style for contemporary vacation homes, A-frame plans are more popular in spots with a...
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A-frame house plans feature a steeply pitched roof and angled sides that appear like the shape of the letter “A.” The roof usually begins at or near the foundation line and meets up at the top for a very unique, distinct style. This home design became popular because of its snow-shedding capability, and its cozy cabin feel. A typical style for contemporary vacation homes, A-frame plans are more popular in spots with a lake-front view and are oftentimes spotted near the ocean or tucked away in mountainous regions.

Characteristics of This Style

A-frame cabin plans are often popular for their cozy fireplaces, offering comfort after a long day of skiing or snowshoeing. The typical home often consists of high ceilings, comfortable bedrooms, and lots of storage space. These homes are easy to construct because of the simple structure, and they have more durability than other houses as they can withstand any sort of harsh weather.

Due to the simplicity of A-Frame house designs – and the oversized windows typically used – more light and air is allowed inside the house. The outdoor space typically consists of large decks that may wrap around the house, which extends the living space of the floor plan. This space can be used for anything from entertaining to relaxation.

This architectural style is perfect for creating a special retreat in the vacation spot of your dreams. Even though the structure is typically simple, that doesn’t mean these homes can’t be extravagant. Browse through our A-frame cabin plans and start building your perfect getaway today!

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A-Frame House and Cabin Plans

Traditional A-Frame home design with steep roof lines in the A shape and large windows.

A-frame house plans feature a steeply pitched roof and angled sides that appear like the shape of the letter “A.” The roof usually begins at or near the foundation line and meets up at the top for a very unique, distinct style. This home design became popular because of its snow-shedding capability, and its cozy cabin feel. A typical style for contemporary vacation homes, A-frame plans are more popular in spots with a lake-front view and are oftentimes spotted near the ocean or tucked away in mountainous regions.

Characteristics of This Style

A-frame cabin plans are often popular for their cozy fireplaces, offering comfort after a long day of skiing or snowshoeing. The typical home often consists of high ceilings, comfortable bedrooms, and lots of storage space. These homes are easy to construct because of the simple structure, and they have more durability than other houses as they can withstand any sort of harsh weather.

Due to the simplicity of A-Frame house designs – and the oversized windows typically used – more light and air is allowed inside the house. The outdoor space typically consists of large decks that may wrap around the house, which extends the living space of the floor plan. This space can be used for anything from entertaining to relaxation.

This architectural style is perfect for creating a special retreat in the vacation spot of your dreams. Even though the structure is typically simple, that doesn’t mean these homes can’t be extravagant. Browse through our A-frame cabin plans and start building your perfect getaway today!

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The A-Frame House Plan: Revisting a '50s Sensation


TPC author Brian Toolan
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No, it’s not Elvis... but the triangular A-Frame house plan design with its striking, dramatic and steep rooflines was taking the country by storm in the 1950s -- and it is finding plenty of fans today in it form as an affordable vacation home or mountain retreat.   While by no means an extravagent home design, the A-Frame is a striking one. It is also an affordable house plan to build, which may explain some of its recent popularity. Home builders and homeowners looking to build a vacation or second home often find the A-frame


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