Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Gambrel roof
GAM brel

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

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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