The popularity of the A-frame house is on the rise—and not just for vacationers. Architecturally like a military pup tent, the A-frame's practical roof allows snow and rain to simply and quickly roll off. The two gables are often filled with glass for optimal natural lighting. When well-positioned on a building lot, this home gets protection from the western winds and warmth from the southern sun. The mid-twentieth century A-Frame became the rage for vacation homes and ski resorts, but today the style just seems practical.
Photo of A-Frame Get-Away in Ohio ©2005 Don O'Brien, dok1 at flickr.com (CC BY 2.0)