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20 Examples of Homes with Gambrel Roofs (Photo Examples)


Terrific photo gallery featuring 20 homes with Gambrel roofs. Diverse collection so you can see many gambrel roof options.

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I remember the first time I saw a home with a Gambrel roof.  It was a gorgeous, large home down the road from a childhood friend’s home.

My first thought was that it was a barn turned into a home.  As a kid I thought that was a pretty cool concept.

Later, of course, I learned that most homes with a gambrel roof were not converted barns, but instead the home was built with the gambrel roof design.

What is a gambrel roof?

A gambrel roof is a gable roof design with 4 sides instead of 2 sides.  The top sides are not as steeply sloping as the bottom sides.

Here’s a gambrel roof diagram:

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Gambrel Roof implementation

The gambrel style can be implemented in many ways into a roof design such as:

  • Gable gambrel
  • Dormer gambrel
  • Valley gambrel (juts out)

Check out our pictures of homes with gambrel roofs below to get a sense of the many gambrel roof designs you can implement.

Home with an intricate roof design that includes a gambrel design along with other roof styles such as gable.


Home with an intricate roof design that includes a gambrel design along with other roof styles such as gable.

Source: Architectural Designs

Here's a home with 2 large gambrel dormers or valley roof sections.

Here’s a home with 2 large gambrel dormers or valley roof sections.

Source: Zillow DigsTM

Classic gambrel roof running full length of the home.

Classic gambrel roof running full length of the home.

Here's a gambrel roof with a large overhang in the front creating a covered porch.

Here’s a gambrel roof with a large overhang in the front creating a covered porch.

LEE SNIDER PHOTO IMAGES / Shutterstock.com

Gambrel roof with no overhang.

Gambrel roof with no overhang.

Source: Architectural Designs

Main home has gambrel roof and attached garage has gable roof.

Main home has gambrel roof and attached garage has gable roof.

Source: Architectural Designs

Three story brick home with gambrel roof.

Three story brick home with gambrel roof.

Large home with multiple gambrel sections including running the full length of the home as well as large gambrel shaped dormers.

Large home with multiple gambrel sections including running the full length of the home as well as large gambrel shaped dormers.

Source: Zillow DigsTM

Classic gambrel roof with slight overhang.

Classic gambrel roof with slight overhang.

LEE SNIDER PHOTO IMAGES / Shutterstock.com

Gambrel roof with no overhang on sides and no overhang on ends.

Gambrel roof with no overhang on sides and no overhang on ends.

Source: Architectural Designs

Home with front facing gambrel roof along with matching gambrel shaped dormer.

Home with front facing gambrel roof along with matching gambrel shaped dormer.

Source: Zillow DigsTM

Quaint red gambrel roof style cottage home.

Photograph of a quaint red gambrel roof style cottage home.

LEE SNIDER PHOTO IMAGES / Shutterstock.com

Magnificent shingle-style home with gambrel roof design.

Magnificent shingle-style home with gambrel roof design.

Source: Zillow

Interesting home with a combo gambrel and gable roof over the garage. The gable sits atop the gambrel.

Interesting home with a combo gambrel and gable roof over the garage.  The gable sits atop the gambrel.

Source: Zillow

End of the gambrel roof serves as front of the home. Dormers are different styles including sloped and gable.

End of the gambrel roof serves as front of the home.  Dormers are different styles including sloped and gable.

Source: Zillow

Gambrel roof with sloped dormers. The bottom of the gambrel flares outward with a slight bow.

Picture of a home with a gambrel roof with sloped dormers.  The bottom of the gambrel flares outward with a slight bow.

Source: Architectural Designs

Interesting gambrel roof with one side of the roof extending much further down than the other side.

Interesting gambrel roof with one side of the roof extending much further down than the other side.

LEE SNIDER PHOTO IMAGES / Shutterstock.com

Gambrel shape viewed from front of the home.

Gambrel shape viewed from front of the home.

Source: Zillow

Classic vacation shingle-style home with large gambrel roof.

Classic vacation shingle-style home with large gambrel roof.

Source: Zillow

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