4 Exterior Butterfly Roofline Mid Century Building Type Design Photos And Ideas

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.
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.
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.

Zoom out for a look at the modern exterior. From your dream house, to cozy cabins, to loft-like apartments, to repurposed shipping containers, these stellar projects promise something for everyone. Explore a variety of building types with metal roofs, wood siding, gables, and everything in between.

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