If you’re looking to build a home that will be used as a mountainous vacation retreat or a year-round wilderness dwelling, you’ve definitely arrived at the right collection.
A-frame house plans were originally (and often still are) meant for rustic, snowy settings. The name, A-frame, is given to this architectural style because of its steep gable roof which forms an A-like shape. This signature steep gable roof is both stunning and practical, as the steep angle allows heavy snow to slide to the ground.
Continuing to complement a rugged, wilderness setting, a-frame house plan exteriors are typically sheathed in shingle and natural wood. What’s more, wraparound porches, decks, and balconies are very common. Why? Because the assumption is that you’re probably building in a rustic setting—be it in the mountains, or across from a lake, or maybe even along the beach (you’re not going to find too many a-frame homes floating around an urban metropolis!) Moreover, anyone seeking to live—either year-round, or even just for a few weeks here and there--in such a woodsy or mountainous or beachy setting must enjoy being in the outdoors. Therefore, why not blend the house plan with its surroundings via cool, often lavish outdoor living spaces. Oversized windows and window walls are also quite common for this architectural style for the very same reason.
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. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces are also common and appreciated on cold nights.
Generally speaking, an a-frame’s size is typically small or medium. But there’s an exception to every rule. A-frame home plan 117-840, for instance is nearly 4,000 square feet. So fear not—whatever size a-frame you’re looking for, we’re bound to have it on Dream Home Source. If, by some chance, we don’t—remember that all house plans can be customized to meet your unique requirements. Just click the blue Modify This Plan button on the plan detail page of the design you wish to customize. Then, fill out the short form on the following page. It’s easy! You can also give a ring at 1-800-447-0027.