Wine Barn Exterior

Cupola and Dormers at Night

Cupola from Inside

Cupola from Inside

Dormer Inside

Dormer Inside

A dormer and a cupola can bring light into a room from the roof.  We use cupolas both as a way to bring in light and as a decorative element viewed from the exterior.  Dormers can do the same thing, but can also provide views and additional full height space inside a room.  Shed dormers allow us to keep the exterior of a building low while maximizing useable square footage within.

Whether we are brightening up a one story home or creating a cozy reading nook in a bedroom, dormers are one of the architects’ favorite tools.  Cupolas on the other hand are like little buildings perched atop a roof and I find it hard not to smile when I see one shining in the night.

Dormer Exterior at Night

Dormer Exterior at Night

Dormer Inside

Dormer Inside

Dormers Exterior

Dormers Exterior

Dormer Interior

Dormer Interior

Dormers Exterior

Dormers Exterior

Dormer Interior

Dormer Interior

 

 

 

By Published On: October 1st, 2014Categories: Miscellaneous3 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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  1. John Gates October 9, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Jim,
    It was good to see you; and the show was well done with a nice mix of quality people.
    Love the picture of the hungry crew at the feed bunk!
    Be well, John

  2. James Crisp October 9, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Thanks for coming. JC

  3. Linda October 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    beautiful home….if only that kitchen had soapstone, it would be mine!!!!!

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