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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Kreidler said his home is a Cape-style house with a shed dormer. A shed dormer is a way of increasing the height of ceilings in upstairs rooms the entire length of a house.
Like a participant in a game of hide-and-seek, the lookout post peeks out from under a shed dormer. A rooftop observation deck is also a favorite spot for young visitors.
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.
An added second story, complete with a wide shed dormer, provides the bulk of the new living space.
A shed dormer and a pedimented porch enhance this four-bedroom farmhouse.