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Massachusetts Oceanfront HomeTraditional Exterior, Boston

Photo by Randy O'Rourke

Example of a large classic two-story wood gable roof design in Boston —  Houzz
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schwager wrote:Mar 22, 2013
  • sfreddson2156
    Yeah, it looks like a bump out to me. I love how seamlessly it fits in with the design of the home though - very elegant. The coloring contrasts beautifully with the slate. Very well done!

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    Ellsworth Design Build
    Technically it's an oriel. I was corrected at a review board meeting a few years back...
Tincrew wrote:Feb 11, 2012
  • bepsf
    Cedar shakes and clapboards have been used on seaside houses for hundreds of years specifically because it does hold up so well in salty air.

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Rachel Grace added this to Roofing Materials: Slate Makes for Fireproof Roofs That LastApr 13, 2013

The basics: Genuine slate is a metamorphic stone most often found in quarries in northeast North America, the United Kingdom and Brazil. As a roofing material, no other product can match its durability, high-end appearance and fireproof qualities. Slate quarried for roofing is a dense, sound rock that's exceptionally tough and substantial. Cost: Most slate roofs are expensive, running between $15 and $30 per square foot installed. This figure is at least five times more than conventional roofing materials. However, a slate roof can last 150 years or more — at least five times longer than a conventional roof.

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Peak Market Homes, LLC added this to Roofing ReplacementMar 12, 2019

Slate is also a fireproof material. While the wood decking installed under slate is obviously not fireproof, fires that affect entire neighborhoods are consistently transferred from roof to roof, and homes with slate roofs are typically spared.

Potomac West added this to webuser_200924746772021973571996130's ideasJul 29, 2018

Bay window. Slate roof 5x more expensive

Zahara added this to Wish ListSep 27, 2017

roof adds a cosy look to the house

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