house with deep overhangs on roof, gable and porch
Photo: James Steakley/ GNU
« »

Deep Overhangs

"The thing I miss most about old houses is the eaves. Before air-conditioning, the eaves extended far out from the roof on all sides to protect the house from the summer sun. Lying in bed at night when it rained, I could hear the water dripping off the roof. It was such a comforting feeling."
LaureL Glasco, Newport News, VA.
Ask TOH users about House Styles

Contribute to This Story Below