Things We Love: The Gambrel Roof
October 16, 2012
saved by the southern belle
So many, many factors combine together to define the look, feel and appeal of a the exterior of a home.
The materials, the colors, and, of course, the roof line.
While a plain, pitched roof is perfect for many exteriors, the architectural detail of a gambrel roof sets a home apart.
The symmetrical, two-sided roof with two slopes on each side is traditionally seen in barns but can be used for so, so much more.
A gambrel roof adds height and interest to any facade. We especially love it when it’s covered in cedar shakes!
The gambrel roof on this home combined with the idyllic English garden and gorgeous view is so serene.
We love how the materials and colors on this home are the same, but the different rooflines add an unexpected element that is so aesthetically pleasing.
Woodburn and Company
The roof lines, water and rock wall make this home feel a little like an enchanted castle!
Matthew Korn Architecture
Multiple roof lines can make a larger home feel anything but repetitive.
The asymmetry of this beautiful house is amazing! What a wonderful place to call home.
We hope you’re all having an amazing day!