If you ever wanted to switch up the shape of your home life, you might consider an A-frame home. While the distinctive peaked roof remains the same, these triangular temptations run the gamut of styles when you walk through the front door. Some offer a rustic vibe, others are quirky, and a few are modern and sleek.
Known for their steep roof lines and deep-set eaves, A-frame homes first appeared in the United States in the early 20th century. In the 1930s, the architect Rudolph Schindler built a simple A-frame vacation house in Lake Arrowhead, CA, that sparked a movement.
Because many A-frame homes are vacation homes, they're often found sitting on abundant acreage and/or near a body of water. If you love the simple aesthetic and rustic charms of an A-frame, we've spotted seven shapely homes waiting for a buyer to make a timely offer.
This hidden Oviedo oasis is in a prime location, right across the street from Lake Jessup, with oodles of curb appeal. Inside, you'll find hardwood floors throughout and plenty of windows that bring in the natural light.
Built from hearty cedar that can stand up to Florida's subtropical climate, this two-bedroom home has a shabby chic vibe. It also has all the amenities of a modern vacation home, including a screened outdoor living space with an in-ground pool that will allow you to enjoy a dip in almost any weather.
Nestled in the Ozark Mountains on over 2 wooded acres, this modern A-frame would make an ideal vacation retreat. Featuring three living levels and a fourth-level viewing deck, this four-bedroom, 1,700-square-foot home has space to spread out.
Sleek lines abound, and there are plenty of balcony areas to soak in the serene mountain views. If you’re looking for more land, you're in luck! You can purchase an additional 4 acres with building sites ready to go. Which means this home could be an amazing investment property for a buyer hoping to break into the vacation rental business.
Featuring 180-degree views of Santa Barbara, CA, Goleta, and the Channel Islands, this two-bedroom home is tucked into the Painted Cave community of Santa Barbara. The home’s interior features a simple, Scandinavian aesthetic and lofty, vaulted ceilings.
The minimalist style makes the 1,343 square feet feel very spacious. Large natural boulders and mature trees in the home's landscaping complement the home’s cozy cabin style.
This rustic A-frame cabin might be just the thing for a true nature lover. The 1-acre wooded lot features a private dock for two boats and a large fire pit nearby for roasting tons of s’mores.
With only 849 square feet of interior space, the home efficiently packs in plenty of modern amenities and sleeping space. The sale price also includes a John Deere riding lawn mower, a pontoon boat and trailer, and a kayak.
Ever dream of life on the water? This two-bedroom home offers 230 feet of water frontage on Lake Jordan and boasts an open-concept basement with plenty of windows to allow in natural light and views of the lake.
Park your boat in the two-stall boathouse, and watch the sunset on your private dock.
This one-of-a-kind home doubles down on A-frame style in upstate New York. The large four-bedroom offers a grand total of 2,767 square feet of interior space. It features rustic wood-paneled walls, wood stoves, and an impressive great room with vaulted ceilings.
We see plenty of potential, and with a few cosmetic fixes, this place could be a fabulous vacation home or rental property.
Cozy and adorable, this tiny A-frame makes for a perfect home away from home. Best of all for buyers in search of a summer getaway: This lakeside retreat is located right across the street from a beach area on Sand Bay.
Featuring two bedrooms, a stone fireplace, and a detached screen house, this sweet little home is a lovely vacation spot in rural central Maine.