i love cedar shake--my grandmother has them but they're actually against code in california (at least where she is) due to fires. crazy!
I love that kind of house.
The most beautiful impracticality ever! I bet you have to replace them every ten years...
The house I grew up in had cedar shakes on the roof. I live in the land of asphalt shingles now, though. When we replaced our roof last year due to storm damage, we had to go with th asphalt shingles again. Our insurance won't cover cedar shakes.
Interesting...I've always loved cedar shakes, but wondered it they might be a fire hazard...apparently from the comments some insurance companies think so...I still love them!
I love the cedar too, and wish I could have it on my roof, but it's against code her in my county.
love them too. I am anxiously anticipating you being absent from blogging for a while:)
OK - don't think I stole your idea - I have been working on a cedar shake post! I love the look, but you know what they say - 'twice the price, half the life'.
OMG -- I can't believe that someone shares my love for cedar shake! I grew up in a Dutch colonial with CS roof and am waiting for our roof age so that I can put it on our house! Great post!
They look beautiful. I love them.... but longevity is a factor I guess.
Cedar shakes last about 25 years here, I love them and currently have them on our home. We are going to get a quote for the next house since it suits the style but I know the cost is going to be way up there with the pitch design. Hopefully I can talk Rob into it, fingers crossed!
I'm obsessed too. Brings a ton of character to a home.
I agree too I love cedar shakes, it gives a house a whole new look, I love the textural aspect of them, but hey maybe it's just because I'm a girl and I love pretty things regardless of them being practical or not!! I say fight the fight for that roof!
I completely share your obsession!
Oh TTI, "twice the price, half the life" but SOOOO good looking! Haha...she's right, but I am still a big fan of this. Tell Mac I'm on your side for this one.
They add such a wonderful classic look. Trina
Those pennies saved will be worth it! Love the look of cedar shakes.
save those pennies...its totally worth it though, its a beautiful look.
My parents have cedar in Maine, but I never see it in Houston. Is it a climate thing, I wonder? Super fine houses in Houston use slate. Absolutely gorgeous! I think that would be my roof obsession!Fun to dream...Linsey
too funny. I have a love for them too.
I love those roofs as well, we don't have houses like that in FL though.. More of the Spanish Tiles.
The houses you've featured are just lovely, so is your blog! Your nursery is adorable and so well put together. 'You are my sunshine' is perfection, well done!