A-Frame A-Loving (or not)

Two times a day I drive by an A-frame house on the way to get Hannah from school. I like it because it is different. I like it because it is quirky. (Quirky defines me…)

But then I wonder what it would be like furnishing a space so awkward. I try to picture my loved pieces of furniture in this awkward space.

I mean, what happens at the sides? Even if you installed built-ins, the built-ins would be awkward! Don’t get me wrong, I think I’d relish the chance to furnish and decorate an A-frame house. But they are a real conundrum, much like this house!

To my mind, the two vertical walls would be the obvious only-spots to lean dressers, cabinets, etc. against. But these precious walls would also be the obvious spaces for windows and doors!

So of course, I went a-Google-image hunting and found some great photos :)

A dated a-frame house

A-frame house with black walls and roofs

A shingled a-frame house

An a-frame house with entrance at the side

Slatted roof allows light in the front porch of this gorgeous A-frame house, via Chic Nomad A-Frame home in Sierra National Forest, California

Slatted roof allows light in the front porch of this gorgeous A-frame house, via Chic Nomad A-Frame home in Sierra National Forest, California

Slatted roof allows light in the front porch of this gorgeous A-frame house, via Chic Nomad A-Frame home in Sierra National Forest, California

Slatted roof allows light in the front porch of this gorgeous A-frame house, via Chic Nomad A-Frame home in Sierra National Forest, California

Wood and stone a-frame house

This one is extra special with all the glass and surrounding water.

An a-frame house in very modern lines and glass

What water? Check it out at night! A view of the inside to!

The most beautiful a-frame house lit up at night

The most beautiful a-frame house lit up at night

Furnishing an a-frame house

Sloping sides? I mean, super low furniture and very little built-in storage potential.

Simple, short furniture in the a-frame house, via Apartment Therapy

Simple, short furniture in the a-frame house, via Apartment Therapy

The other end of the same space, with the tall tall glass windows and tall tall chimney

The other end of the same space, with the tall tall glass windows and tall tall chimney

The top floor again, simple, low furniture

The top floor again, simple, low furniture

The bedroom in an a-frame house

The bedroom

Still, not a whole lot for storage, huh?

But makes a great private little get-away!

15 May 2012

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jessie

    29 April 2012

    I could totally see myself building one these someday on a wooded lot. I love them. I would be up for the challenge of decorating it. :)

  2. Reply

    drey

    3 May 2012

    Heh… i would be up for the challenge if i had the funds to have built-ins everywhere :)Hope you're going well hon.

  3. Reply

    Master Bedroom

    6 May 2012

    Hello EveryoneI should admit the entire article has been very enlightening and intensely well crafted. You should keep it up forever! Best of luck

  4. Reply

    scott

    10 July 2015

    “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL A-FRAME HOUSE LIT UP AT NIGHT” is an amazing design–a great solution to the angled side walls challenge. Where is that house located? Any idea of the original architect?

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