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PamBam

07:02PM | 09/23/06
Member Since: 09/22/06
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What is it called when the corners of a gable roof are turned inward? I really like this look, and would like to have these little "turn-ins" on my gables of the house we are framing.

Thank you.

Billhart

08:20PM | 09/23/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Are you talking about clipped gable, also called Jerkinhead roof?

Here are some examples.

http://web1.seattle.gov/dpd/historicalsite/QueryResult.aspx?ID=-488519019

http://www.historiclandmarks.org/noted/teaser/teaser0402.html

Or maybe a dutch hip.

http://library.stcsc.edu/architecture/hiproof.htm


PamBam

01:30PM | 09/24/06
Member Since: 09/22/06
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Neither of those. It's the eaves that turn inward. You can barely see it in this house photo, but the turn-ins also are shingled.

http://www.salaarc.com/

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Billhart

03:17PM | 09/24/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/narratives/subtopic.cfm?subtopic_ID=504

"Eave return: a roof edge that makes an acute inward turn for a short distance on the gable end of a building. This is a decorative element of the Greek revival style."

However they may not be shingled, just trim.

http://www.ypsilanti.org/print/tour.htm

5. The next official stop on the tour is 303 N. Huron.

This person calls it an eyebrow return.

http://www.dlnhs.org/douglastonhill/dhbldgsurvey.cfm

This calls it a cornice return or shingled cornice return if shingled.

And a full eave return if the shingled portion extends all the way across the gabel end.

http://www.ontarioarchitecture.com/cornicer.html

More Cornice Returns.


PamBam

06:27PM | 09/24/06
Member Since: 09/22/06
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Thanks so much - that's it!!!
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