shed dormer


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shed dormer

n.
A dormer having a roof that slopes in the same direction as the roof in which the dormer is located.
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A shed dormer is a way of increasing the height of ceilings in upstairs rooms the entire length of a house.
To achieve the same goals on the second floor, the couple added a shed dormer to the rear of the house--giving them more light and garden views while enlarging bedrooms and creating space for an upstairs bathroom.
That meant moving the stairway to the front of the house, where it could be treated as a light well; adding a giant 14-foot-long shed dormer for the living-dining area; and replacing the wall between the living-dining area and the kitchen with a buffet peninsula.