A-Frame House on the Beach
We saw this A-Frame driving down A1A and I just had to share it.
This is the view from A1A. See the sidewalk in front of the house?
There are little windows poking out of the roof on both sides.
The house is right on the beach.
The dunes are on both sides of the house right up to the roof.
See the little window and the stairs down to the sand?
This is the other side of the house.
And here it is from the beach.
The deck wraps all the way around from the street side, along one side of the house and then is a larger deck on the beach side.
The stairs go right down to the sand.
I was standing in the waves when I took this photo.
About A-Frame Houses
A-frame houses and other building have been around forever. They were in the South Pacific islands, China and even some parts of Europe.
Architect R.M. Schindler modified the form to build an A-frame in Lake Arrowhead, California in 1934. The home was for Gisela Bennati. Other architects designed A-frame houses and eventually they caught on as second homes. A-frames popped up in the mountains and on the beach. They were relatively cheaper and easier to build. They even came as kits.
This is a plan provided by the Cooperative Extension of North Carolina through the North Carolina State University. The North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service started in 1914 and they are still around. They helped our family a lot when we first moved to North Carolina and tried to farm.
When I searched, I found the same plans are offered through other state’s Cooperative Extension. There are some other plans, too.
Photo of Traditional House Santana by Tony Hisgett
Historic photo A-frame sod roof house in the Netherlands from Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
The rest of the photos are by me.