Posted on August 21st, 2011 4 comments
Tooling through a perfectly pleasant mid-century ranch neighborhood in Washington, MO, when a cul-de-sac popped up, anchored by this bad mansard.
Now, these homeowners have made this house as pleasant as possible, every detail is crisp, clean and well-thought out. But there’s no overlooking that everything is upstaged by that roof.
Seems some neighbors a few doors down with the exact same model were feeling overwhelmed by that roof, and found a solution:
Covered In Vinyl worked for Susan Cowsill, but for this house? Yeah, not so much.
4 Responses to “Bad Mansard in Washington, MO”
Tim Wahlig August 22nd, 2011 at 5:17 AM
Wow, I have seen many things done wrong to a mansard house but this is definitely the 1st siding job I have seen on one…
Spencer August 22nd, 2011 at 5:31 AM
I thought vinyl was making a comeback? Judging by the for sale brochures out front I guess not. Driving down south Hampton yesterday I noticed “Regions Bank” and called it out Mansard immediately! The few, the proud, the informed! Thanks, T.
TE Graf August 22nd, 2011 at 6:40 PM
Hey, man. Mansard was all the rage back then. Go up to north county – Mignon Meadows and the adjacent subdivision. They are as thick as fleas on a hound dog.
Split level, too, man. Cool. Very cool.
Wow….I grew up just up the hill from this place. It’s in a cul de sac, right?
Crazy. Thanks for posting.