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A home that is cantilevered means that it overhangs the portion of the structure that supports it. The projection is supported at one end only.
Carriage houses, also called coach houses, are detached structures that were once used to house horse-drawn carriages or coaches. Today carriage houses are often garages with secondary, smaller apartments built (typically) above the space for cars. In...
Cast stone is made from moldable, curable mixtures containing portions of natural sand, cement, fine or coarse marble, limestone, granite, quartz, calcite and coloring pigments. It has a dense, stonelike texture that is highly durable and can be reinforced...
A cathedral ceiling is characterized by a peak at the center of the room, with the slopes from that peak having equal and matching sides. These slopes also match the pitch of the roofline. A cathedral ceiling maximizes the space allowed by opening the...
A catwalk is a narrow, bridgelike pedestrian walkway that floats in the interior of a lofted space or on an exterior between structures.
A chair rail is the trim applied roughly 3 to 4 feet up the wall that protects the wall from impact. Older homes with plaster walls often have chair rails, but today they can be purely decorative.
Used to add detail to furniture and cabinetry, chamfers are bevels typically cut at a 45-degree angle along an edge. They can be cut on a table saw with the blade tilted or with a router fitted with a chamfer bit. Chamfers usually are not cut through...
Without chinking to fill the spaces between timbers, log cabins would be draftier and filled with pests
Wood, stone, metal, fiber cement siding protect exteriors while adding significant architectural appeal
Cladding refers to the outer material applied to a structure. It forms a protective coating and also enhances the structure's exterior appearance.
While the clerestory has come to mean any window set high up — say, above eye level — in a wall, it was originally a set of windows placed above the roof of the level below. Think of the interior of a Gothic church; the windows above the main floor...
A coffered ceiling has boxlike recessed areas between beams. Originally devised as a way to lighten the load of heavy stone ceilings in Greek and Roman architecture, coffered ceilings are now an ornamentation to give the appearance of coffering....
A colonnade is a series of evenly spaced columns that create an outdoor room. It can be attached to a building or freestanding, and it can have a roof or not.
Plank for plank, composite beats out natural wood in all but two ways: the initial cost of the material is higher, and it has a plastic appearance. On the plus side, it comes in a variety of colors and finishes, and it is built to last over decades of...
A cone, or conical, roof is in the shape of a cone, set on top of a structure that is cylindrical. The sides of the roof can curve or be flat. Cone roofs are popular in Queen Anne–style homes.