Salida house - Second Empire with mansard roof

A mansard or mansard roof is a four-sided gambrel-style hip roof characterized by two slopes on each of its sides with the lower slope, punctured by dormer windows, at a steeper angle than the upper.

Burns and Beyerl Architects by Things That Inspire, via Flickr

Dream cottage: Burns and Beyerl Architects - home exteriors - mansard roof, french roof, french home, french home exterior, Stunning French home exterior accented

"Considered the most grand Victorian home in America." ~ Carson Mansion in Eureka CA    I've been in front of this place. And the Victorian across the street from it is totally adorable too.

Victorian - Carson Mansion in Eureka CA--"considered the most grand Victorian home in America." William Carson (July 1825 – February for whom the mansion was built, arrived in San Francisco from New Brunswick, Canada in


An iconic American house style goes pint-size and playful in a Hamptons seaside cottage

The Manor

John Calvin Owings House, Laurens, SC, George F. Barber & Co. designed this gorgeous example of Queen Anne Architecture in

Love this way to hide or highlight an ugly down spout.

Let It Rain ~ Rain down spout drain: DIY projects. could be made as an "over flow" drain for underground water tank storage

Have you ever dreamed of living in a story book French Chateau?  Well you can have this kind of detail by giving up some square footage.  Redefining luxury for today market.  Leo understands authentic European details and how to make them happen.  Let's design yours!

French Gate House - would love to see what this looks like inside (& a floor plan). would be the best kids bus stop ever


From a website filled with mostly unidentified homes . that are architecturally fantastic. This one is a very large Italianate with wrap around porch and belvedere.

Mansión victoriana

The Victorian Mansion Inn, Coldwater, Michigan - it's such a shame this beautiful home closed. My husband and I went through it when they were renevating it. Wow what a roof. Strange, But Beautiful