New England designer Marcus Gleysteen placed a widow's walk front and center on this sprawling coastal home. It works exceptionally well with the wooden shingle roof.
Oftentimes you'll find a widow's walk and a chimney next to each other. This was originally designed to allow easy access to the chimney for maintenance.
Widow's walks require a certain level of upkeep due to the fact that they're constantly exposed to the elements. When this Greek revival residence was renovated, the goal was to revive the original bones and elements, with a focus on the widow's walk.
Located in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, on the Atlantic Ocean, this home has Chippendale balustrades repeated on the deck and the widow's walk, creating a cohesive design.
This shingle-style home is lucky enough to have a widow's walk. Some of its shingle characteristics include a turret, prominent chimneys, irregular roof lines and a stone foundation.
Sitting atop a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this new-construction home in Manchester, Massachusetts, proves that widow's walks are back.
Natural cedar shingle siding and roofing work together with the ipe wood widow's walk decking to keep the exterior low maintenance at this beachfront Delaware estate.
Situated in the seacoast town of Scituate, Massachusetts, this widow's walk provides a spot for soaking in the ocean views.