The A-Frame home plan is the classic contemporary vacation design style. A-frame homes have been cast in the role of a "getaway" place for several good reasons. First, the steep pitch or triangular shape of the a-frame's roof is undaunted by the weight of heavy snowfall. Second, the upper floor plan can be used either as a sleeping loft or for storage space. And finally, exterior maintenance of an A-frame style home is generally limited to its front and rear, since the roof extends nearly to the ground on both sides. This allows more time to enjoy the home- not work on it.
A-frame home design is easily imagined, nestled away in a wooded setting, reflecting itself in the rippling waters of a mountain lake or overlooking the crashing waves of an ocean beachfront.