Design snapshot: Victorian dormer - Fine Homebuilding

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Design snapshot: Victorian dormer

comments (0) September 20th, 2012 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

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This dormer with Victorian detailing adorns a mansard slate roof. The chamfered pilasters on either side of the 2/2 double-hung windows add depth and interest, as well as significance to this rooftop jewel. The main roof eave brackets are echoed in the mini-me styling of the dormer eave brackets which receive the eave overhang. Thanks to the dormer's low-pitch gable with flat-roofed extensions, it resides below the transition trim between the mansard's two roof slopes. Window head trim punctuated with circular nodes further animate the tableau. It isn't difficult to conjure an abstract face within the composition.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne

 

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