Monday, March 18, 2013

Word of the Day -- Saltbox

This is a type of house that I like... TB

Saltbox -- a frame dwelling with two stories in front and one behind and a roof with a long rear slope. Clapboard house of the original New England settlers having two stories in front, a single story in the rear, and a double-sloped roof that is longer over the rear section. It arose from the tradition of locating the kitchen in a lean-to behind the house; the roof was simply extended over the lean-to, creating the characteristic long-in-back silhouette.

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