This Connecticut property offers six interlocking A-frames—and a detached, A-frame garage.
In 1947, architect Thomas Babbitt built the first section of what became his family’s home in rural Litchfield, Connecticut. Decades later, in 1970, Babbitt capped off his masterpiece, a 4,200-square-foot A-frame structure complete with six interconnected gables.
Cathedral ceilings with redwood ribs soar above the open living spaces on the ground floor; multiple lofts create discrete, upper-level areas. Each of the 24-foot-high gables are capped by walls of windows looking out onto the lush surroundings. The home’s many original features include three stone fireplaces, numerous built-ins, slate flooring, and an Isamu Noguchi chandelier in one of the upstairs bedrooms.
Babbitt, who died in 2011 at the age of 84, was a well-known architect in the Litchfield area, often considering his work an opportunity to give back to the community. A 1979 profile in the local newspaper quoted his reverence for the practice and the involvement of other craftsmen in the process: "Architecture is an art, but it's never an art you do yourself," he believed.
The home itself appeared in numerous architectural tours and festivals over the years, as well as in articles about local architecture. The 15-acre property backs a protected land trust and also comes with river frontage, as well as a detached garage (an A-frame, of course). Keep scrolling to see more of this residence, currently listed for $835,000.