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Did you ever watch the 1997 movie The Sweet Hereafter, directed by Atom Egoyan? I liked it but also found it rather depressing (if you haven’t seen it, the plot revolves around a school bus crash). To be honest, I cannot recall many of the details of the film but the one thing that stands out in my mind is the snow covered A-frame house pictured below.

Since this encounter with an A-frame house, it's kind of been my dream to live in one. I can't put my finger on what it is that draws me in. Maybe I just like triangles? Whatever it is, as of late, I have seen these houses popping up here and there, which has only furthered my desire.

When this New Hampshire home was featured on the cover of ReadyMade magazine in 2009, I snatched it up immediately and pinned the image on my inspiration board. Cute, huh? It’s very much in keeping with 1960s-style when the A-frame was at the height of its popularity. I really like the retro vibe of this but also like the modern update.

This is the Allandale House designed by architect William O'Brien Jr.

In the May 2011 issue of InStyle magazine the stunning A-frame home of actress Jordana Brewster was showcased. Sleek & Serene is right!

But my very favourite is this one. It comes from Anne-Claire Rohé of the gorgeous Petits Papiers blog. It is the home of stylist Theresa de Scianni.

I encourage you to have a look at the rest because it's really so lovely!

And finally, Morgan over at The Brick House blog has been working on a project that combines my love of the A-frame with another minor obsession of mine — the doll house.

How awesome is this!

Next time maybe we can talk about my budding obsession with geodesic dome houses?

Photo credits:
1. The Sweet Hereafter
2. ReadyMade
3, 4. William O'Brien Jr.
5, 6. InStyle May 2011 issue, scans by Kim Ficaro, original photography by Dean Kaufman
7, 8, 9. Petit Papiers, photography by Anne-Clare Rohé
10, 11. The Brick House
12. Moon to Moon

Author: 

Kai Ethier

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