Graceful GambrelTraditional Exterior, Boston
Photography by Richard Mandelkorn
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4. Maintain Style Two sets of steps help connect this Boston home to its lush front lawn. To keep with the low-slung gambrel-style roof shapes, the design team chose this step configuration, rather than one tall staircase, says Joanne Powell, associate at Jan Gleysteen Architects. It allows the home to sit up on the elevated plane while providing easy access to the street-level lawn.The designers continued the connection from landscape to home by using fieldstone in both the risers and wall along the driveway, and bluestone for the stoops, walkway and patio.