Featured Homes: The Gambrel Roof House

Gambrel Roof House

The owners of this residence wanted to build a home with some of the the same New England charm found in their community along Lake Island Sound in New York. Enlisting the help of our firm, the house, with its gambrel roof, Dutch dormers and inviting porches achieves the look and feel desired by the family.

"We incorporated weathered wood and stone to give the home a lived-in feel,"  says Bill Baker. Among the house's special features is a home office which has been treated to look like a rustic Montana lodge. In addition, each of the first floor rooms have special finishes such as plank board walls, aged beam ceilings or flagstone floors.

"When I am at home in my office I can see the number of people who stop and look at our house from the street," says the owner. "There is something about this house that captures people's imaginations. I think it's because people at all levels can relate to our house in scale and form. It's a house that others feel that they could live in too because there's nothing pretentious about it. It's a great family home."

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