Slightly Obsessed

5.26.2010

It all started here with Lee Kleinhelter's 1930's Atlanta cottage. My wood roof obsession was born..
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I just love the look of cedar shakes (I know there are other types used- but cedar seems to be the most popular). It adds so much to a house. Here are a few that you can see the details of.
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*Mac- I know you read my blog from time to time and you are probably laughing at this post. But this is one battle that I'm willing to fight. I'll start saving my pennies for our next house now!

22 comments:

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

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!

Ms. Chyme said...

I love that kind of house.

Melissa said...

The most beautiful impracticality ever! I bet you have to replace them every ten years...

Steph Johnson said...

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.

botanical brouhaha said...

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!

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I love the cedar too, and wish I could have it on my roof, but it's against code her in my county.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love them too. I am anxiously anticipating you being absent from blogging for a while:)

Things That Inspire said...

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'.

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

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!

Heartfire At Home said...

They look beautiful. I love them.... but longevity is a factor I guess.

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

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!

Deliciously Organized said...

I'm obsessed too. Brings a ton of character to a home.

Laurie Jones said...

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!

The Girl and the Cupcake said...

I completely share your obsession!

doug @ tracery interiors said...

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.

A Country Farmhouse said...

They add such a wonderful classic look.
Trina

Rambling Renovators said...

Those pennies saved will be worth it! Love the look of cedar shakes.

LindsB said...

save those pennies...its totally worth it though, its a beautiful look.

LLH Designs said...

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

paula said...

too funny. I have a love for them too.

Jennie Bee said...

I love those roofs as well, we don't have houses like that in FL though.. More of the Spanish Tiles.

MB said...

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!

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