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Historic Saltbox traditional-exterior

Historic Saltbox

A historic-style traditional Saltbox, this house in western Massachusetts was custom designed, pre-cut and shipped to the site by Habitat Post & Beam where it was assembled and finished by a local builder. IMPORTANT NOTE: We are not involved in the finish or decoration of these homes, so it is unlikely that we can answer any questions about elements that were not part of our kit package, i.e., specific elements of the spaces such as appliances, colors, lighting, furniture, landscaping, etc.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to Roots of Style: Does Your House Have a Medieval Heritage?
There are many styles that evolved from medieval architecture, and they can be simplistic in form or irregular in their shape and massing. Classical details, ironically, made their way into these medieval styles as years passed and society blossomed. The subject is vastly complex, and many of these styles are lesser known and fall under folk or vernacular architecture. But putting those concerns aside, we can still find the roots of medieval design in home styles today. It is important to note that by the 18th century, styles had merged and influences from several types of architecture were commonly found in a single house. This trend continues today and is still how styles evolve and become redefined. Local characteristics and materials make their mark, as well as technology, which greatly influences architecture today.Postmedieval English StyleSaltbox houses. Though relatively few originals survive of these simple and stout houses, postmedieval English styles command attention partly due to the duration of their period: the entire 17th century in America. English colonists built primarily with medieval building techniques and using the knowledge they brought from the old world. It took decades for steeply pitched, thatched-roof designs to evolve into wood-shingled roofs, characteristic of the style Americans recognize.Northern originals were commonly one room deep and two rooms wide, with a second level slightly overhanging the front and frequently adorned with a pendant dangling at the ends. A lean-to or shed structure was often placed on the rear elevation, which defines the saltbox, as many of these houses are known. The new house shown in the top photo loosely follows the originals and is most likely two rooms deep, and the shed roof is beyond that in the rear, though the proportion and adornment are somewhat accurate. Many houses throughout the contemporary northeastern United States exhibit the same rectangular plan with a symmetrical front elevation. Centered entrance doors and windows align on either side, with repetition in upper-level windows.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

meagananded added this to meagananded's ideas
February 2, 2014
Saltbox - connect garage with breezeway, extend 2nd floor above it... Open floor plan inside.
Reiko Feng Shui Design added this to Amagansett
January 18, 2014
J&M Homes added this to house plans
November 29, 2013
Minimalist exterior
travelingactor added this to travelingactor's ideas
November 21, 2013
skie_lindsey added this to Architecture
October 23, 2013
this is a saltbox home, identified by the roof that goes down further on one side than the other
summersbreeze added this to Exteriors
October 16, 2013
the wood exterior of the salt box
naturallifefoundation added this to Office
October 7, 2013
Like the looks of this for the outside
leah0114 added this to matthew1227's ideas
October 1, 2013
the new england salt box
Dighvijey Pechetty added this to Dighvijey-HomeIdeas
September 6, 2013
Donna Romeril added this to House
August 25, 2013
Love the garage
cjdingler added this to cjdingler's ideas
August 4, 2013
Debra Evalds added this to New House Architecture
July 26, 2013
rear overhang porch
Yvon Chartier added this to yvon_chartier's Ideas
July 9, 2013
Old house
matto1 added this to matto1's ideas
June 22, 2013
i like this house
thairapyss added this to Lubbock Exterior Colors
June 17, 2013
Stone washed look for exterior paint-maybe with blue door, black and white trim
Wawawoo added this to Exterior
June 17, 2013
SImple exterior. Roof line extends down the back.
steelframekits added this to steelframekits's ideas
June 17, 2013
Alva + Austrie added this to Exterior Options
June 17, 2013
wood stain
cechouse11 added this to cechouse11's ideas
June 16, 2013
bebbers added this to 7 Graham Road
April 30, 2013
cutout back porch
Eliza Jane Darling added this to Saltboxes
March 9, 2013
Saltbox with cut-out back porch.
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