This Jamestown home perfectly showcases the symmetrical facade for which gambrels are known.
From inside a gambrel, you can see how the four slopes are split symmetrically down the middle of the central ridge beam, creating two on each side.
Gambrel roofs originally were found on barns — their design provided the low-maintenance advantages of a sloped roof while allowing room for hay on the building's upper level.
A gambrel roof typically overhangs the facade.
This Massachusetts beauty is technically considered a cross-gambrel roof, as it has multiple gambrels on perpendicular frames.
This Dutch Colonial home features a gambrel roofline with a mini kickout addition that mirrors the main roof.
A gambrel structure looks exceptionally nostalgic in deep barn red.