Raise the Roof
Unusual roof styles
Having lived in several several several apartments the world over and a townhouse whose roof was too small and tall to focus on, I now (as we've recently moved into a house) notice every roof I see. Their shape, materials, design, construction, direction in the sun. Here are some examples of unusual roofs that give the finishing touch to the house on which they rest.
Rustic charm. Tin can be so quaint (and amazing in the rain) although doesn't protect from harsher weather like intense heat or snow.
Such balanced smooth architecture to balance the minimalism and sharp lines of this oceanside dwelling. The heavy concrete gives pleasant weight to this glass house.
A cooling, green, and aesthetic way to top off a house with a modern flat roof like this.
Love the juxtaposition of these two wings. The shape of the roofing and the shape and placement of the windows contributes to all of the interesting details that keep this simple house from looking, well, simple.
A similar roof pairing. The flat roof and the layers of details on this wooden house give individuality.
From the traditional A-shape to a flat roof to balconies to a greenhouse: the variety of this roof serves many purposes for the many elements of this spacious California house.
A simple, eco-friendly, unusual and (important in this desert setting:) shading roof.
A very natural interior of a roof.
I love how the roof of this very traditional home is flat, adding to the dwelling's uncomplicated elegance.
Such beautiful detail in the roof's structure. The front roofing and its supporting columns takes the exterior of this house from fabulous to uberfabulous, and makes it stand out in any neighborhood.
Another multi-level flat roof, keeping the home classic with a modern twist. Christmas lights have GOT to be easier to place with this roof...
I almost think that a roof would distract from this beautiful home's structure.
This building appears to not even have a roof, allowing the eye to focus on its unusual shape and detailing.
So simple. So traditional. So charming.
An almost floating roof at the top of this modern structure.
... keeping in mind where the sun hits.
Ideabook updated on Oct. 15, 2009.
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