"A" was the architectural letterform of leisure building in postwar America. Eager to stake out mountain and lakeside retreats, an entire generation of high-end homebuilders and weekend handymen found the A-frame an easy and affordable home to construct; its steeply sloping triangular roof distinctive and easy to maintain (almost no exterior walls to paint!). Fueled by A-frame plans and kits, the style became something of a national craze, with tens of thousands of houses built.
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A-frame architecture was a jaunty symbol of the good life in postwar, mid-century America--easily built and architecturally distinctive, tens of thousands of these triangular-silhouetted residences ... Read full review