Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
A ridged roof with two slopes on either side, the lower slope having the steeper pitch
Often flared beyond the front and rear of the house forming a deep overhang
A common feature on Dutch Colonial (1700-1830), Shingle, Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival styles.
See also: Roofs
Examples from Buffalo architecture
- Illustration above: 76 Fordham Ave.
- 85 Fordham Drive
- 38 Fordham Ave.
- 412 Linwood Ave.
- Gazel Surdam House, 464 Linwood Ave.
- Dairy Barn, Rider-Hopkins Farm and Olmsted Camp SARDINIA, NY