It’s a red-letter day whenever an A-frame house, noted for its steeply-angled sides that make it resemble the alphabet’s inaugural letter, lands on the market. Doubly so when the A-frame is in Sausalito, the seaside town not know for having many of these prized specimens. Asking is $1,399,000.
Featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,024 square feet, 75 Crescent Avenue comes with a spiral staircase, vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, sauna, windows and skylights galore, and multiple decks.
The home is currently decorated in a clean, white motif with recessed lighting and wall lighting to highlight the architecture. The living room is punctuated by an iron wood-burning stove fireplace, which sits in front of four large picture windows.
“This house is so much fun to sell because there is just nothing like it,” says Mary Thomson of Marin Home Team, who is in charge of the listing. “The modern A-frame styling is a home run and the photos can’t begin to capture the magic when you walk in the front door.”
A-frame homes were architectural icons from 1950 to about 1975, used by many as vacation homes in snowy mountain climates (snow slides off the roof rather than piling on it) like Lake Tahoe. Following the advent of Instagram, these modern abodes with peaked roofs received a resurgence in popularity from design and architecture geeks. So much so that there’s an increasing number of A-frames rent these days.