The tin roof here is the perfect cap on this modern take on American pastoral architecture.
This weekend retreat in the Texas Hill Country is a perfect candidate for a tin roof. SIDE NOTE: I know I saw this in a magazine - was it Met. Home or Elle Decor?
Here's another shot of this charismatic cabin.
This is my neighbor Lilly's house. This front part was originally a dairy barn, the addition on the back left was designed by Samuel Mockbee. I think this is one of the most alluring little front porches I've ever seen in my life, and I can't imagine the roof in any other material but tin.
Here's the vernacular style that has inspired so many of these modern versions. It seems to be about the size of a sharecropper's cabin, and is rather beautiful even in its decayed state. The photo above shows how it could work in a modern restoration.
This camp is located on the rainy San Juan Islands, so clearly the owner must love the sound of showers on this roof.
A modern structure inspired by the vernacular. Don't you love that warm rich wood next to the metal roof?