11 Exterior Mid Century Butterfly Roofline Design Photos And Ideas

Breuer's statement butterfly roof makes an appearance here at the Lauck House. Large glazing along the southern facade welcomes winter sun. Extended overhangs provide shade in the summer, while still allowing a visual connection to the grounds.
A charming 900-square-foot guest house sits on the property.
Overhanging roof eaves help protect the home from unwanted solar gain.
Built in 1956 by renowned local builder Vito Fosella, the two-story home embraces the wooded landscape with an exterior clad in teak, mahogany, and stone. The roof is tar and gravel.
Designed by a young Californian engineer named Val Powelson, the plans for the Maranz Residence were based on a principle that was the height of engineering innovation in the late 1950s: the hyperbolic paraboloid roof.
A dramatic triangular wooden truss extends the butterfly roof beyond the glass wall of the living room, also shading the stone-paved terrace. A low stone wall expands from the house into the surrounding landscape.
The decidedly nontraditional structure includes a front wall that opens the living room onto the front yard—and to the rest of the neighborhood, which has enthusiastically welcomed the house and its owner.
The original house is shaped like an L, with a butterfly roof. The architects first took note of Emery's key material moves, which include the white-framed windows, a brick foundation, and dark hardwood cladding on the exterior.
When contractor ABO Construction discovered that part of the original roof needed replacing, Delano came up with a butterfly design that suited the home’s midcentury lines.
A tract house with a butterfly roof designed in 1956 for Joe Dunas.
Krisel was also known for his boldly modern approach to landscape. The Menrad residence, shown here, features a distinct geometric design. The architect, working in the harsh Palm Springs climate, relied on hardscape elements—setting a precedent for drought-tolerant landscape design.

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