A-Frame House and Cabin Plans

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

Featured A-Frame House Plan

This striking A-frame home has many of the elements ...

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...
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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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From the design book

The A-Frame Home: Stylish and Timeless


TPC author Rexy Legaspi
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The A-Frame Home: Stylish and Timeless     When Rudolph Schindler built a home in Lake Arrowhead, California for costume designer Gisela Bennati, little did he know that the triangular house would become a national sensation. The house – constructed in 1936 – with its A-shaped roof that almost reached its foundation, open floors, large glass windows, and doors attracted a lot of attention. The A-Frame reached the height of its popularity in the 1950s when young architects around the country took a page from the


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