I've been collecting photographs online for nearly five years to help me with my own remodeling and decorating ideas. There are few examples of stylish A-frame design but I have come across a few photos that are fresh and interesting.
The photo at left is of a house that was for sale in a nearby town. It is not an A-frame but the exterior facade is similar and shows how an addition could be framed out the side. There are no deep eaves, however, which are typical of an A-frame, and which present challenges when adding on.
This is more typical of an A-frame. The roof line of the A actually goes to the base of the house, and it has deep eaves. I like this photo because it is a nice example of how to build out the sides of the house and what the roof line may look like.
I came across this photo while I was reading an article. I've never seen the arched beams before (and I assume that is a pricey add-on), but my favorite part of this image is the stairway. It got my husband and I to think outside the box (or in this case, the A) and consider building a dormer out the side of the house to hold a traditional staircase. We currently have narrow spiral stairs right in the middle of the house, and one of us is always banging our head on the edge of the staircase. The spirals are also incredibly inefficient, as you can barely carry a laundry basket up them.
Another true A-frame. We have beams just like this house, although ours are not painted green. I like the way this home accents the beams but is not restricted by them. Anytime I find a way to add flat surfaces to my home I get excited.
This image highlights the loft area of peaked roof home. I do not know if it is an A-frame but our A-frame loft is similar in style. If this is usable space it is clearly not up to code, as there is no railing, but I like the look of the wood ceiling juxtaposed with the half walls.