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#1 2012-10-30 06:49:14

larrybob
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Registered: 2007-12-27
Posts: 91

mansion << mansard

A mansard roof is named for the architect Fran├žois Mansart.

Not all mansions have mansard roofs, and also not all buildings with mansard roofs are mansions.

Image caption: “A second empire style building with a mansion roof built in the late 19th century.”

Meeting minutes: “To restore that building, with its porch and mansioned roof, eliminating the back portion and abutting the new stuff right up to it, is a remarkably refreshing idea.”

A mansard roof has two different pitches – steep around the edge and flatter (though not totally flat) on top.

Twitter status update: “If 1 key is good then 5 keys are better! Also more pitch changes than a mansion roof.”

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#2 2012-10-31 00:52:34

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2095

Re: mansion << mansard

I buy it.

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