A building constructed with a steep triangular frame resting directly on a foundation. The roof is the defining feature of this building with the steep pitch forming a gable or “A” shape. This distinctive building type was originated by architect Rudolph Shindler in 1934 who designed a modern weekend house for a client, Gisela Bennati, in Lake Arrowhead, California. As a planned community, all houses were to be designed in the Norman Revival style. Shindler’s design was dominated by a “Norman” roof that fell all the way from the ridge to the ground. Modernist references included sheathing of the interior in plywood, and opening up the gable ends with large panes of glass. The open plan incorporated one large living/dining area and a built-in garage. Decorative features include wood shingles, extended beams, hopper windows (pivot in), rubblework masonry, low-hanging eaves.