Exterior, House Building Type, Cabin Building Type, and Wood Siding Material “From the street, it appears as a rectangular building with sloping shed roofs, but this is actually an illusion,” Hutchison notes. “The floor plan is actually U-shaped, wrapping around an entry courtyard that is contained by the continuous west facade.” A standing seam metal roof by Custom Bilt Metals blends in with the cedar siding.  Photo 94 of 101 in 101 Best Modern Cabins from Courtyard House on a River