A-Frame house plans appear to be nothing but roof, with all living space contained beneath a steep gable. The steeply sloping roof is a stunning stylistic element as well as a functional design, allowing heavy snow to slide to the ground in the cold winter months. A-Frame home plans feature oversized windows in the gable ends, creating dramatic appeal and allowing light to reach the interior.
Inside, an A-Frame floor plan is typically one-and-a-half stories, with a cozy half-story, loft, or storage area at the peak of the home. The exterior is sheathed in shingle and natural wood, often with a dramatic deck wrapping around the outside of the home. With their dramatic views, casual living spaces, and decks for outdoor entertaining, A-Frame designs are great for mountain, lake, and beach homes.