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A Frame
February 24, 2010, 8:08 pm
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The “A Frame” home is an iconic style of home building that became hugely popular after WWII. While not as practical for an everyday home the building style is favored for use in the construction of a secondary or vacation homes.

I found this beautiful example in a 1968 issue of Field and Stream, in fact it is a “Field and Stream Approved Model” A frame home. We recently stayed in one like this down in North Carolina, it was definitely cozy but didn’t have the amazing enameled red Franklin wood stove the one pictured does. I think I could get used to living in one of these everyday.

I’d be interested to hear what Lloyd has to say about this building/structure type, maybe he even knows something about its origin? More pictures here.

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I love a good A frame house. Plus you can have a sweet loft!

Comment by Angelo R.

I grew up in a double A-frame! Now that’s geometry.

Comment by Lou Ureneck

[...] last week up in the Berkshire mountains at a friends family house there. The house itself is an A-Frame style home built in the mid 50′s, affectionately known as “The Tent.” It was a restful week [...]

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I’d also love to know what Lloyd Kahn has to say about A-frames. I grew up reading his classic book Shelter but I don’t remember a single “modern” A-frame. Perhaps they were just too popular at the time to be considered alternative or of interest.

Comment by KidC




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