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Saltbox houses

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Saltbox houses. Get inspired and try out new things.
This is a Salt box house, and roof. It is because it is 2-2 1/2 stories and has a central chimney - Double hung windows - Has shutters  - Gabled roof

Popular in 17th- and 18th-century America for its ability to accommodate large families, the saltbox house features a catslide roof that extends below the eaves, creating one story that juts out on the back of the home and two or more on the front. The genius of the design is that any ordinary colonial home could be quickly and affordably upgraded to a saltbox simply by adding a leaning rafter to the rear. Specimens of this type of residence still stand to this day. Scroll through to see…

C'mon In! A Peek Inside My Front Door — The Bubble Joy

I live in a saltbox colonial. When you come to my door, you will look for the doorbell. It isn't there. The man who built our house loved early American architecture. He incorporated many period-correct elements, like multiple fireplaces, wide-plank floors, and mullioned windows. But no overhead lig

A Modern Metal Take On The Saltbox House

Saltbox houses have started to come back with new, exciting modern Saltbox house plans. These homes are a little different than what most people think about when they think of a traditional saltbox.


Yes, you read that right. WE BOUGHT MY PARENTS’ HOUSE!! It’s so surreal to say that. If you’ve been following me on Instagram for any amount of time, you might be familiar with my…

What Is a Saltbox House? Learn the Story Behind the Classic New England Style

Find out what makes the historic saltbox houses of the upper East Coast unique and discover the story behind the unusual name.

What is a Saltbox House? - The Craftsman Blog

You may have heard the term Saltbox used when describing a house style and wondered, “what?” While the Saltbox house isn’t exactly an architectural style like the American Craftsman or Greek Revival, it is still a prominent architectural subtype of house that happens sometimes on purpose and sometimes as an afterthought. A Saltbox house is […]