Raise the Roof: Part Two

Click here if you missed Raise the Roof: Part One.

The next type of roof we’re going to look at is the gambrel roof.  Also known as a barn roof.  I guess you could say it’s a little bit of a country style.  But country is not always a bad thing – it can be classy too :)  It is also very popular in the Hamptons, which is anything but country.

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Summerfield Design Blog | Raise the Roof: Part Two #gambrel #roof

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Raise the Roof: Part One

What do y’all think of these two part posts that I’ve been doing lately?  It definitely makes it easier for me to talk about two different categories of one subject (last week it was the skirt).

Ever since I took a trip to Paris (almost four years ago) I have loved/appreciated French architecture and furniture more than any other style.  A trademark of French architecture is the mansard roof.  I love it.  What do y’all think?  When I build my dream house (any day now) I will definitely consider a mansard roof to make me feel like I’m in pretty Paris all the time :)

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Perfectly Pecky

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I’m having a major fetish with pecky cypress ceilings right now… I’ve always loved architectural details/accents that involve raw wood or beams, but the pecky cypress has to be one of my faves.  Maybe one day we will have a client who feels the same way.  Until then I will keep on admiring these pictures that capture the rustic beauty.  A recent Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles issue included an article on the gorgeous home of Mary Prillaman of Holland & Company.  Susan Ferrier (of McAlpine Booth & Ferrier) helped design her home, which is shown in these first three pictures.

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Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

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design by Beth Burgess, architecture by Chip Murrah

design by Beth Burgess, architecture by Chip Murrah

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Perfection in a front door…

This picture deserves a post of it’s own.  Shingle siding makes me weak in the knees.  And those planters with the round boxwoods… Ahhh.  I love the gray paint color, white shutters, stone pavers.  Not sure who is going to sit in those random klismos chairs, but I’ll take them!  Source unknown, found on Pinterest.

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While we’re on the subject of architecture…

Let’s talk about shutters!  I’ve been trying to get my mom to get some shutters for her house forEVER.  Not the little plastic kind that are disproportional to the window – I’m talking about REAL wooden shutters.  With hinges and brackets.  My parents’ house in Chattanooga is white brick (my mom says it’s gray, but if you saw it you would call it white) and I just think black or REALLY dark green (almost black) shutters would be so cute on it.  C’mon, Mom, make it happen! :)  Maybe these pictures will inspire you…

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Gil Schafer

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Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel

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Arched

In architecture, there is something about an arch that catches the eye.  An arched door or window is so much more interesting than just a plain rectangular window or door.  Don’t you agree?

There are countless houses in Atlanta with arched doors and windows.  When I go running around here, I love looking at the architectural details of the houses.  It makes running so much more enjoyable when you have pretty architecture to look at.  Running on the treadmill is so boring!

I especially love the repetition of the arch shape.  Let’s take a look at some great examples of the classic round arch…

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Herringbone floors

Yesterday, I showed you some of my favorite hardwood floors.  What about herringbone hardwood floors?  Some people might call them chevron floors – whichever is fine with me.  I love seeing pictures of old New York City or Parisian apartments with gorgeous old herringbone floors.  So chic.  Take a look.

 

 

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I am in LOVE with the photo above.  The light fixture.  The soft blue paint color.  Oh and the floors too.  Kobenhavns Mobelsnedkeri (yes that is apparently a designer) [source]

 

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Hardwood heros

I’m exhausted after festivities this weekend so I’m just going to get straight to the point of this post.  I thought we’d take a look at some of my favorite hardwood floors.  Not much to say about these pictures — I just like the old, wide planks.  I know this is a broad topic, but when I look at these pictures the first thing I notice is the gorgeous floors.

You can also check out some of my favorite painted hardwood floors here.

 

 

 

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Hottenroth + Joseph Architects

 

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The Great American House

Yesterday I went to ADAC to see Gil Schafer speak about his new book The Great American House.  For those who are not familiar, I encourage you to look at his work.  He is so talented.  I love that he consistently appreciates the history of architecture – whether he is working on a brand new home or a 200 year old home.  Even if the home is being built from the ground up, he designs it to look as if it were built decades ago.  And I LOVE old houses.  If I ever build a house (that’s a big IF), I will hire Gil Schafer to do the architecture.

Although he lives in New York now, his biggest inspiration was his grandmother’s home in Thomasville, Georgia – right down the road from Atlanta.  He talked about this a lot.  I thought that was very interesting.  He showed pictures of her sprawling estate that I so wish I could post on here.

He has also worked with Miles Redd on several projects.

Anyways, I can’t wait to dive into his book!  Here is a little taste of his work…

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Beaming

My parents new cabin was built completely out of wood.  Walls, ceilings, floors, everything.  The living room is completely open and you can see all of the HUGE beams that hold the house together.  A lot of them are over 200 years old.  I could stare at the gorgeous beams and heart pine floors for hours (I need to post pictures!).  It has made me more aware of wooden beams and how they add to the look of a room.  Some people love them so much they even add faux wooden beams to their ceilings – they don’t even serve a purpose.  I don’t blame them; I love the look of exposed beams…  Here are some favorite looks.

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Tom Scheerer

 Tom Scheerer

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