Eye Candy of the Week

By Amanda Harrell-Seyburn

Property: 6268 Ridge St., Haslett

Owner: Werner and Barbara Hollstein

Assessed value: $33,700

One of the most easily recognizable architectural styles is the A-frame, ubiquitous in the construction of lake and mountain homes. This style of architecture, which has been utilized throughout history, was incredibly popular in the U.S. during the 1950s. It is no surprise to find a quintessential A-frame house among the lake homes of Lake Lansing, such as this one on the west side of the lake. Note the distinctive steeply angled roof that extends nearly to the ground, forming the two sides of the A.

This rustic style architecture is inexpensive to build and maximizes the interior volume on a small footprint. The interior is open to the rafters, allowing for loft-space and an open floor plan. A typical A-frame has a concrete floor and knotty-pine wall finish.

“Eye Candy of the Week” is our look at some of the nicer properties in Lansing. It rotates each week with Eyesore of the Week. If you have a suggestion, please e-mail eye@lansingcitypulse.com or call Andy Balaskovitz at 999-5064.