The Allendale A-Frame

The Allandale House in a not so classic A-frame house designed by William O’Brien Jr., Assistant Professor of Architecture at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. There is, to me, something distinctly New England about this house. Maybe it’s the tweaking of the classic with something slightly radical. The simple lines and colors, the pale wood floors, the open vaulting vistas; it reminds me both of a country church and a sailing ship. It combines three asymmetrical A-frames joined at varying angles to one another. The austere lines of the upper walls are designed to revert to plumb at about head height allowing the otherwise extraneous space to be carved into areas for shelving and storage. It may be this practical use of all available interior space regardless of it’s shape that reminds me so much of a ship’s hull. This just continues my current love of all things triangular.

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  1. Carol Baker says:

    Love it! Open and airy, pristine, nice views, and BOOKS! (Did I see and OPEN shelf on the bookcase??? Not in my house!)

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