Having been obsessed with A-framed houses ever since stayed in one on holiday as a little kid, the Allandale House stirs up some deep nostalgic emotion along with the awe of being surrounded by nature. The minimal approach of this iconic architecture it too beautiful for words.
Allandale House is an A-frame(s) house for an idiosyncratic connoisseur and her family. Along with its occupants, the Allandale House also provides space for an eccentric collection of artifacts that resist straightforward classification. Wines, rare books, stuffed birds and an elk mount are among the relics on display in this small vacation house.
The house links three horizontal extrusions of “leaning,” or asymmetrical A-frames. The skinny A-frame on the western side contains the library, wine cellar and garage. The wide A-frame in the center of the house is dedicated to two floors of bedrooms and bathrooms.