Friday, October 9, 2009

Mansard Roof

Mansard Roof: The mansard roof has eaves all the way around (hip roof) and two different slopes. The overall look is one of a pyramid with the top smashed down. It is named for a 17th century architect, oddly enough named Francois Mansart - yes, Mansart with a "t." This style saw a revival in the mid-19th century.
The mansard roofs were grey slate, as were the cone-capped towers scattered throughout the sprawl.
Up ahead, I saw a line of shrubs and over that, a little bit in the distance, I could make out a gray-blue mansard roof.
A Book for Today: Long Lost by Harlan Coben

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