66 Exterior Hipped Roofline Design Photos And Ideas

The Hansons crafted the front door from a single slab of yellow cedar. The circular window in the door mimics a ship porthole and features hand-blown colored glass.
The hexagonal backyard studio that Marlin and Ryan Hanson, of Hanson Land & Sea, designed and built in British Columbia, Canada, is clad with western red cedar shakes and a metal roof.
The original home was a parson’s residence built over 150 years ago that had undergone a series of small remodels in the eighties and nineties. This new intervention retained the exterior detail at the front and updated the paint scheme.
A gravel path leads from the dining area to a bridge across the restored creek that runs along one side of the house.
A centuries-old blue oak stands near the intersection of the two wings of the house, which is clad in Alaskan yellow cedar. “We decided to split the house into two volumes to let in light and allow us to be more nimble with where we placed the structures.” Jess Field, the architect.
Says Krista, “We needed to know that whatever we built would not take away from the landscape.”
On a lot studded with old-growth oaks and redwoods and crossed by a creek, Ian and Krista Johnson asked Field Architecture to design a house that would defer to its natural surroundings.
Lago Vista by Dick Clark + Associates
Lago Vista by Dick Clark + Associates
007 House by Dick Clark + Associates
Architect Charles Warren Callister designed the one-bedroom unit to take advantage of dramatic views from the property. A double-height glass entry looks out onto vistas including the bay and Belvedere Island.
The glass pavilion rises into a peaked roof, one of the cabin's most distinguishing features.
The home is a traditional, single-fronted Victorian terrace. The architects reinstated many of the original features that were missing from the front of the home before the renovation.
"The exterior is Deep Caviar by Benjamin Moore, but with a slight twist,” says Wei. “In order to create subtle variations throughout this sprawling exterior, I played with the darkness level of Deep Caviar and also changed up the sheen of the paint.”
The concrete foundation was poured on top of a rock outcropping, so that the house would feel like part of the natural features of the site.
One of the client’s goals was a low-maintenance home—so there are no gutters or skylights to clean. The angles of the exterior metal envelope allow forest debris and muck to slide off easier. “The house looks after itself in a way,” says senior designer Czarina Ray.
The firm juxtaposed a standing-seam metal envelope with thin strips of cedar on the exterior. “We're playing with the textures on the outside of the house,” says Campos, pointing out that the cedar brings a “human scale” to the industrial nature of the metal.
Sooke House 01 is located on a multiacre lot on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, surrounded by Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, and cedar trees. At the entry, Campos Studio split the roofline to accommodate an existing tree.
At first glance, the structure appears to be a single-story home. The surrounding trees create additional privacy as the yard begins to slope toward the rear.
A rear view of the home showcasing the glazed facade. The upper-level living and dining areas feature large sliders that open up to an expansive deck.
The project name, Summerhouse T (or Sommarhus T in Swedish),  speaks to both the first letter of the client's last name, as well as the T-shape of the home, which was integral to creating indoor/outdoor rooms.
Sundberg looked to Japanese architects like Kengo Kuma for inspiration for the design. “We call it the Katsura typology, but that's probably sacrilegious,” he says.
The exterior of the historic residence at 3132 Oakcrest Drive is simple and clean. A sloping roofline follows the topography of the 8,000-square-foot lot.
Aqua Wellness Resort features minimalist cabins on a private inlet of Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast. This is a great place to truly unplug and enjoy “barefoot luxury” in your private tree house.
From the street, the addition and light-filled living spaces remain hidden.  The charm of the traditional cottage remains visible.
This bi-level bungalow's building envelope was increased by only 82 square feet, but now showcases an open-plan kitchen-living-dining area and loads of natural light.
The view from the backyard.
In addition to the home’s interior goals, the exterior was transformed with a modern facade.
Along with the main residence, the property also includes a spacious, detached guest house and three-car garage.
The exterior facade of this San Francisco home displays the colors and lines typical of Piet Mondrian’s paintings.
The distinctive facade references a traditional thatched English cottage.
The Hut rests peacefully on a bank overlooking the lake.
Located in a coveted, beachfront, gated community, this Malibu home is surrounded by ocean views and miles of walking trails.
This roadside motel is no longer a forgotten lodge.
The street-to-street lot has upper and lower level parking for up to nine vehicles.
The home reinterprets the city's building code, which governs the use of stone in the seismically active region.
australian victorian renovation, exterior
Nine shipping containers form the basis of this new multigenerational house near Denver.
Kengo Kuma designed Suteki House to keep a low profile "under a single, beautiful, and elegant horizontal roof." The L-shaped house hugs the slope of the lot, and the expansive use of glass maintains the interior connection to the exterior on both levels.
The Inlet House exterior is marked by cedar shingle wood siding and ample glazing that emphasizes the views and the feeling of living in a wildlife sanctuary.
Though this two-bedroom house did not have any accessible features, its layout presented the Lavenders with the chance to rekindle one of their favorite shared pastimes—the rehabilitation of old homes.
The home is thought to be one of the first brick structures in the area.
Here, Plant Prefab partnered with LivingHomes, one of the top sustainable home design firms in the nation, on the LivingHome AD1, a versatile Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) designed to fit either in backyards, or as a main structure on an empty lot. The LivingHome AD1 was designed to be flexible and comes in various finish options.
Madrigal House by Paul Raff Studio integrates modern and Edwardian touches.
“After touring the factory, we could see that the working conditions looked safe and comfortable and that the building materials would stay dry at all times and go up quickly,” he says. “Traditional construction could have exposed our framing and flooring to the elements for weeks.”
Exterior view looking at upper and lower level bathrooms
Close up view of upper level bathroom facade
The updated rear of the home features a south-facing deck that's sheltered by the upstairs addition and connects to the main floor living spaces.
Preserved and repointed brick along with repaired exterior trim and a fresh coat of paint breathe new life into the historic home. The roof is asphalt shingle.
Flat sections of the roof are topped with photovoltaic panels.
ts asymmetric single-hip roof captures a generous interior space, and a single operable triangular window at its leeward tip creates gentle airflow, supplementing the deliberately designed cross-breezes that negate the need for air conditioning.
The home features a long, slender volume that shields the rest of the residence from the noise and movement on the adjacent street.
The studios from above.
For the artists, the property and studios act as both inspiration and canvas, and anyone fortunate enough to wander the trails throughout the property is treated to natural and artistic delights.
Sited to respect existing site features and topography, the two studios respectfully interact with the subtle tension of the shared space between them shaped by angled walls that frame and celebrate the surrounding countryside.
These two Large Visual Arts Studios are the first structures realized as part of an overall conceptual master plan for the property–slated to include additional studios, a music/recording studio, workshop, residence hall and performing arts venue.

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.