Incredible collection of new and old houses with dormer windows. All types of dormer windows included such as gabled roof, hipped roof, mansard roof as well as older colonial homes and new suburban houses.
Dormer windows give houses a distinct look. They’re typically used on more traditional house styles.
What is a dormer window?
A dormer window is a window that projects vertically from a sloping roof.
They can be on all types of roofs including gable, mansard, gambrel, hipped, shed and more.
Here’s an illustration of a dormer window.
What is the purpose of dormer windows?
Dormer windows‘ main purpose is to create more usable space in the top floor of a house.
It makes it possible to use the top floor that is otherwise an attic inside the roof structure. By creating a dormer, the space gains light and space so it can be a room or even a series of rooms.
What is a false dormer window?
A false dormer window is one that is built into the roof but there is not usable space behind it. It’s built to create the dormer window effect for appearance only.
Here’s our collection of many different house styles and designs with different types of dormer windows.
15. Red Brick Georgian House with 5 Dormer Windows
Stunning new red brick Georgian style home with three small dormer windows above the house and two dormers on the roof above the garage. While the entire home has a red brick exterior, the dormers’ exterior is white.
16. Arched Roof Dormer Window
Example of a dormer window with an arched roof on the third floor of this stately brick home.
17. Craftsman House (American Four Square) with Dormer in Hipped Roof
The American Four Square is well known for its hipped roof and single dormer windows on the front. This is a classic example. FYI, American Four Square homes fall under the Craftsman style.
18. Dormers Spanning Entire Width of House Placed Above Porch
Here’s an example of 5 dormers spanning the entire width of a home with a full-width porch. Brick chimneys rise up on each side above the dormers.
19. Red Vacation House with Red and White Dormer Windows
New red and white vacation home with matching red dormers with white trim.
20. Close-up of Arched Roof White Dormer Windows
Close-up photograph of three dormer windows with an arched cap which contrasts with the angular gabled roof.
21. Dormer Windows with Wood Shake Shingles
The gabled roof on these dormers have matching wood shingles to the rest of the house. The dormers in this house are oversized which makes them prominent.
22. Mountain Style Home with Large Dormers
Here’s a contemporary mountain or Northwest style home with two dormer windows built into the roof. Because this house has many angles and roof lines, the dormer windows are not nearly as prominent as they are in other houses.
23. Farmhouse home with 2 small dormers flanking large dormer
This image showcases an example of a home with two small dormer windows flanking one larger in the middle.
24. Columned Home with Dormers in Gambrel Roof
This photo of a large three story house with two story columns in front includes two tiny dormer windows jutting out of the green gambrel style roof.
25. Dormer Windows in Hipped Pyramid Roof
Great example of a pyramid hipped roof with two small dormer windows.
26. Bungalow with Dormer Windows
Small bungalow home with two dormer window.
27. Wide Flat Roof Dormer
Sprawling house with gambrel roof where the wide flat sloped roof dormer extends in a smooth line from the top roof slope of the gambrel roof.