The A-frame style home is reminiscent of a Swiss chalet with stunning stylistic elements as well as functional design. A-Frame house plans became popular in the 1960s and 1970s in snowy ski resort areas. Taking the form of a three-dimensional capital letter A. An A-frame’s triangular structure with steeply pitched rooflines sloping almost to ground level allowing heavy snow to slide to the ground in the cold winter months are perfect for mountain settings. Whether this home is nestled between trees in the country, perched lakeside, in mountainous terrain, or even set as a secluded beach house this rustic style home are typically one-and-a-half stories, with a cozy half-story loft above for sleeping quarters. The ceiling can be left open to the rafters, further accentuating the A-Frame’s stylistic details or closed-in for a more traditional look. A-Frame houses are extremely practical and eye-catching appearing to be nothing but roof. Having wraparound decks and porches that expand the living area to the outdoors and a massive wall of windows on either gable end, this home style is almost begging to be built on a site with a view. Often constructed of cedar shingle and natural wood accented by stone to blend into a naturalistic setting. Usually have large dramatic masonry fireplaces, high ceilings, casual living spaces, and cozy bedrooms. A-Frame house designs are a rustic yet refined choice for those wanting to maintain minimalist Mid-century Modern style in a country setting. Architectural features: ▸ Steeply pitched gable roof ▸ Wraparound porches and decks ▸ Wall of windows ▸ Half-floor loft ▸ Ample storage ▸ High ceilings
Cabin Style House Plans Most cabin house plans are built for vacation homes or weekend retreats. Some house plans call for less than 1,100 square feet with 1 story. Cabin house plans are known for its screened rooms, porches and decks for entertaining guests. Cabins are built for a variety of uses, including winter ski chalets, lake front homes, hunting cabins, rustic cabin retreats, mountain homes, and even bungalow cabins for the beach. Once in a blue moon, a cabin plan will offer an upper-level that is used for a storage space or loft. Architectural features: ▸ Porches ▸ Decks ▸ Screened rooms ▸ Loft space
Modern/ Contemporary Style House Plans Modern-contemporary architecture has awakened the mid-1960’s century geometric/A-frame inspired house plans. The inspirational minimalist interiors are reminiscent of the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style designs. Customize your home to mirror your lifestyle with a spacious floor plan that utilizes a combination eco-friendly materials, such as wood, concrete, glass and vinyl. This vibrant industrial-chic house has an abundance of windows to modernize the look, allowing plenty of natural lighting to radiate all throughout the house, creating an indoor-outdoor experience. Architectural features: ▸ Open, versatile floor space ▸ Minimalist decorative design elements ▸ Inconspicuous front entrance ▸ Flat or shed roofs ▸ Industrial-chic, modern materials throughout house ▸ Substantial use of glass for sprawling views and natural light.