I’m a big fan of A-frame homes. Having been raised in sunny California, they remind me of times I got to visit Lake Tahoe for skiing (more like just building a snowman or two) since most of the vacation cabins were this style. Architect Andrew Geller designed a stunning A-frame home built in Sagaponack, New York in the 1950s, and he’s widely credited as the one who ‘invented’ A-frame houses – at least, in the United States. They’ve been around for thousands of years in Europe, and in other forms all over the world; especially places with heavy snowfall.

A-frame houses were most popular from the 50s through the 1970s in the U.S. because of the relative ease of building them, they looked cool – out of the suburban home norm, and were affordable.

There were downsides to these stylish houses; heating and cooling became an issue because of all the ‘excess space’ in the roofline, and many people had problems with the interior design – they didn’t know what to do with slanted/angled walls.

This 1970s A-frame in Kenwood is far larger than traditional ones, it doesn’t have any issues with interior design, and the surrounding views are stunning. If you’ve always wanted to live in a home that reminds you of a cabin retreat, this┬áhouse fits the bill. Scroll to take a look…