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Exterior Design Ideas with a Gable Roof

Gallery (Our Work)
Gallery (Our Work)
SOS ArchitectsSOS Architects
This is an example of a mid-sized modern two-storey brick house exterior in Canberra - Queanbeyan with a gable roof, a metal roof and a grey roof.
Margaretta
Margaretta
Daniela Fulford PhotographyDaniela Fulford Photography
Design ideas for a contemporary two-storey house exterior in Melbourne with mixed siding and a gable roof.
Hood House
Hood House
Mihaly SlocombeMihaly Slocombe
Hood House is a playful protector that respects the heritage character of Carlton North whilst celebrating purposeful change. It is a luxurious yet compact and hyper-functional home defined by an exploration of contrast: it is ornamental and restrained, subdued and lively, stately and casual, compartmental and open. For us, it is also a project with an unusual history. This dual-natured renovation evolved through the ownership of two separate clients. Originally intended to accommodate the needs of a young family of four, we shifted gears at the eleventh hour and adapted a thoroughly resolved design solution to the needs of only two. From a young, nuclear family to a blended adult one, our design solution was put to a test of flexibility. The result is a subtle renovation almost invisible from the street yet dramatic in its expressive qualities. An oblique view from the northwest reveals the playful zigzag of the new roof, the rippling metal hood. This is a form-making exercise that connects old to new as well as establishing spatial drama in what might otherwise have been utilitarian rooms upstairs. A simple palette of Australian hardwood timbers and white surfaces are complimented by tactile splashes of brass and rich moments of colour that reveal themselves from behind closed doors. Our internal joke is that Hood House is like Lazarus, risen from the ashes. We’re grateful that almost six years of hard work have culminated in this beautiful, protective and playful house, and so pleased that Glenda and Alistair get to call it home.
cjb HOMES
cjb HOMES
cjb HOMEScjb HOMES
Design ideas for a large transitional two-storey white exterior in Dallas with a gable roof and a metal roof.
Albion Duplex
Albion Duplex
Habitat Studio ArchitectsHabitat Studio Architects
The stark volumes of the Albion Avenue Duplex were a reinvention of the traditional gable home. The design grew from a homage to the existing brick dwelling that stood on the site combined with the idea to reinterpret the lightweight costal vernacular. Two different homes now sit on the site, providing privacy and individuality from the existing streetscape. Light and breeze were concepts that powered a need for voids which provide open connections throughout the homes and help to passively cool them. Built by NorthMac Constructions.
Guesthouse Nýp
Guesthouse Nýp
Studio BuaStudio Bua
The Guesthouse Nýp at Skarðsströnd is situated on a former sheep farm overlooking the Breiðafjörður Nature Reserve in western Iceland. Originally constructed as a farmhouse in 1936, the building was deserted in the 1970s, slowly falling into disrepair before the new owners eventually began rebuilding in 2001. Since 2006, it has come to be known as a cultural hub of sorts, playing host to various exhibitions, lectures, courses and workshops. The brief was to conceive a design that would make better use of the existing facilities, allowing for more multifunctional spaces for various cultural activities. This not only involved renovating the main house, but also rebuilding and enlarging the adjoining sheep-shed. Nýp’s first guests arrived in 2013 and where accommodated in two of the four bedrooms in the remodelled farmhouse. The reimagined sheep shed added a further three ensuite guestrooms with a separate entrance. This offers the owners greater flexibility, with the possibility of hosting larger events in the main house without disturbing guests. The new entrance hall and connection to the farmhouse has been given generous dimensions allowing it to double as an exhibition space. The main house is divided vertically in two volumes with the original living quarters to the south and a barn for hay storage to the North. Bua inserted an additional floor into the barn to create a raised event space with a series of new openings capturing views to the mountains and the fjord. Driftwood, salvaged from a neighbouring beach, has been used as columns to support the new floor. Steel handrails, timber doors and beams have been salvaged from building sites in Reykjavik old town. The ruins of concrete foundations have been repurposed to form a structured kitchen garden. A steel and polycarbonate structure has been bolted to the top of one concrete bay to create a tall greenhouse, also used by the client as an extra sitting room in the warmer months. Staying true to Nýp’s ethos of sustainability and slow tourism, Studio Bua took a vernacular approach with a form based on local turf homes and a gradual renovation that focused on restoring and reinterpreting historical features while making full use of local labour, techniques and materials such as stone-turf retaining walls and tiles handmade from local clay. Since the end of the 19th century, the combination of timber frame and corrugated metal cladding has been widespread throughout Iceland, replacing the traditional turf house. The prevailing wind comes down the valley from the north and east, and so it was decided to overclad the rear of the building and the new extension in corrugated aluzinc - one of the few materials proven to withstand the extreme weather. In the 1930's concrete was the wonder material, even used as window frames in the case of Nýp farmhouse! The aggregate for the house is rather course with pebbles sourced from the beach below, giving it a special character. Where possible the original concrete walls have been retained and exposed, both internally and externally. The 'front' facades towards the access road and fjord have been repaired and given a thin silicate render (in the original colours) which allows the texture of the concrete to show through. The project was developed and built in phases and on a modest budget. The site team was made up of local builders and craftsmen including the neighbouring farmer – who happened to own a cement truck. A specialist local mason restored the fragile concrete walls, none of which were reinforced.
Queen Anne Bungalow Resurrection
Queen Anne Bungalow Resurrection
Carl Mattison DesignCarl Mattison Design
The bungalow after renovation. You can see two of the upper gables that were added but still fit the size and feel of the home. Soft green siding color with gray sash allows the blue of the door to pop. Photography by Josh Vick
Lake Minnetonka Equestrian Influence
Lake Minnetonka Equestrian Influence
ADŌR HomesADŌR Homes
Inspiration for a country two-storey brown house exterior in Minneapolis with mixed siding, a gable roof and a shingle roof.
Hickory Hill | Rustic Modern Cottage
Hickory Hill | Rustic Modern Cottage
Vision InteriorsVision Interiors
This cozy lake cottage skillfully incorporates a number of features that would normally be restricted to a larger home design. A glance of the exterior reveals a simple story and a half gable running the length of the home, enveloping the majority of the interior spaces. To the rear, a pair of gables with copper roofing flanks a covered dining area and screened porch. Inside, a linear foyer reveals a generous staircase with cascading landing. Further back, a centrally placed kitchen is connected to all of the other main level entertaining spaces through expansive cased openings. A private study serves as the perfect buffer between the homes master suite and living room. Despite its small footprint, the master suite manages to incorporate several closets, built-ins, and adjacent master bath complete with a soaker tub flanked by separate enclosures for a shower and water closet. Upstairs, a generous double vanity bathroom is shared by a bunkroom, exercise space, and private bedroom. The bunkroom is configured to provide sleeping accommodations for up to 4 people. The rear-facing exercise has great views of the lake through a set of windows that overlook the copper roof of the screened porch below.
Tonimbuk Residence
Tonimbuk Residence
Maxa DesignMaxa Design
This is an example of a mid-sized industrial one-storey exterior in Melbourne with metal siding and a gable roof.
The Breezeway
The Breezeway
HeliconiaHeliconia
Hamptons style coastal home with custom garage door, weatherboard cladding and stone detailing.
This is an example of a large beach style two-storey grey house exterior in Sydney with a gable roof, a metal roof and a black roof.
Nulla Vale
Nulla Vale
MRTN ArchitectsMRTN Architects
Nulla Vale is a small dwelling and shed located on a large former grazing site. The structure anticipates a more permanent home to be built at some stage in the future. Early settler homes and rural shed types are referenced in the design. The Shed and House are identical in their overall dimensions and from a distance, their silhouette is the familiar gable ended form commonly associated with farming sheds. Up close, however, the two structures are clearly defined as shed and house through the material, void, and volume. The shed was custom designed by us directly with a shed fabrication company using their systems to create a shed that is part storage part entryways. Clad entirely in heritage grade corrugated galvanized iron with a roof oriented and pitched to maximize solar exposure through the seasons. The House is constructed from salvaged bricks and corrugated iron in addition to rough sawn timber and new galvanized roofing on pre-engineered timber trusses that are left exposed both inside and out. Materials were selected to meet the clients’ brief that house fit within the cognitive idea of an ‘old shed’. Internally the finishes are the same as outside, no plasterboard and no paint. LED lighting strips concealed on top of the rafters reflect light off the foil-backed insulation. The house provides the means to eat, sleep and wash in a space that is part of the experience of being on the site and not removed from it.
Huon Barn House
Huon Barn House
UserUser
Thomas Ryan
Design ideas for a large country one-storey beige house exterior in Hobart with wood siding, a gable roof and a metal roof.
Oxfordshire Country House
Oxfordshire Country House
Chris Lewis Smart HomeChris Lewis Smart Home
This is an example of a large contemporary two-storey brown house exterior in Oxfordshire with a gable roof, mixed siding and a shingle roof.
Camberwell Renovation
Camberwell Renovation
Architest Pty LtdArchitest Pty Ltd
Modern renovation to a beautiful period home in Camberwell. Standing seam roofing and re-cycled brick frame the huge black New York style windows and doors, that lead from internal living and dining to outdoor entertaining.
Kangaroo Valley Retreat, 2015
Kangaroo Valley Retreat, 2015
Utz-Sanby ArchitectsUtz-Sanby Architects
Marian Riabic
Design ideas for an expansive contemporary one-storey grey house exterior in Sydney with metal siding, a gable roof and a metal roof.
The William Farley House
The William Farley House
Doug TowleDoug Towle
Country exterior in Boston with wood siding and a gable roof.
Custom Architecture
Custom Architecture
JB Architecture Group, Inc.JB Architecture Group, Inc.
For this home we were hired as the Architect only. Siena Custom Builders, Inc. was the Builder. +/- 5,200 sq. ft. home (Approx. 42' x 110' Footprint) Cedar Siding - Cabot Solid Stain - Pewter Grey
Salem Avenue Renovation
Salem Avenue Renovation
Sicora Design/BuildSicora Design/Build
This cottage style architecture was created by adding a 2nd floor and garage to this small rambler. Photography: Sicora, Inc.
Photo of a traditional exterior in Minneapolis with wood siding and a gable roof.
West Nyack - Modern Farmhouse
West Nyack - Modern Farmhouse
ROAM ArchitectureROAM Architecture
These new homeowners fell in love with this home's location and size, but weren't thrilled about it's dated exterior. They approached us with the idea of turning this 1980's contemporary home into a Modern Farmhouse aesthetic, complete with white board and batten siding, a new front porch addition, a new roof deck addition, as well as enlarging the current garage. New windows throughout, new metal roofing, exposed rafter tails and new siding throughout completed the exterior renovation.

Exterior Design Ideas with a Gable Roof

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