Midcentury modern homes might be best known for their butterfly roofs and expansive windows, but the style also popularized the Swiss Miss A-frame. With a peaked, chalet-inspired shape, the made-for-Instagram A-frame is experiencing a resurgence in popularity—there’s even an increasing number of A-frames available for rent.
And while you might expect A-frames in mountain towns or midcentury hotbeds like California, check out this three-bedroom, four-bath home in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Built in 1958 by noted midcentury architect Jules Gregory, the low-lying home is bifurcated by a steep, dramatic A-frame roof that rises straight from the ground.
Inside, the A-frame creates a dramatic double-height living room with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the 1.42 acre property. Recent renovations brought a more contemporary feel to the space; gloss-black hardwood floors contrast with white walls, beams, and counters. Other perks include a 16-foot island in the kitchen, large closets, and a rear patio with bar, BBQ, fire pit, and pool. Ready for your own midcentury masterpiece? 884 Street Road is on the market now for $3,495,000.