This is what I expect to see in terms of a modern cupola. It sits atop a single-level home. It is shaped to blend in with the home. And yet, the fact that it's a functioning cupola above a gorgeous outdoor kitchen definitely adds a hint of romance.
In this case, the cupola is just one of several details that make this home a classic farmhouse. I think it's a nice touch that the cupola is made from copper.
The cupola here is larger and more attention-drawing than many I've seen before. What is romantic about this, for me, is the feeling that you could escape up there into a world of books and daydreams and gazing out the window!
It is the romance of the cupola that really appeals to me. The inside of this one really plays to that effect. In particular, of course, is the stunning ceiling art and lighting. However, I'm also drawn to the way that the shape of the room is emphasized in the layout of the wood flooring.
Now here's a grand home that has a modern square cupola worked into the design. I adore how the height of the building is lengthened even more with the elongated vertical lines of the windows and the cupola. I imagine that you'd feel almost like you were flying way up there!
Here is a look at the inside of a square cupola. The simplicity, the clean lines and the around-the-room lighting all feel pleasant to me.
What's romantic about this cupola design for me is its rugged nature. The functional cupola lets natural light in to the home's interior. The home embraces the wildness around it.
I think that this image provides a really great look at how natural lighting that flows in through the cupola can then be distributed into the interior of the home. Natural lighting, in my opinion, is often the most flattering and romantic lighting that a home can have.
The cupola is something that you often find an old barns. Barns that have been converted into living spaces often retain and air of romance about them. The cupola certainly adds to this ambience.
Here's something really different. It's the inside of a caboose cupola. Trains used to have cabooses and the caboose often had a cupola for the crew to sit up higher than everyone else and do inspections. Train travel is filled with romance. I would love to have an old caboose with a cupola as a backyard office or kids' playhouse!