The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, Connecticut has a hipped gable, or jerkinhead.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, Connecticut
Photo © Jackie Craven
A jerkinhead roof has a hipped gable. Instead of rising to a point, the gable is clipped short and appears to turn downwards.
A jerkinhead roof may also be called a:
- Jerkin Head Roof
- Half-hipped Roof
- Clipped Gable
Jerkinhead roofs are sometimes found on bunaglows
, cottages, and assorted Victorian house styles.
Related roof styles: