Mansard Roof Barn

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 12 June 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

A mansard or mansard roof (also called a French roof) is a four-sided gambrel-style hip roof characterized by two slopes on each of its sides with the lower slope at a steeper angle than the upper. The roof creates the maximum interior space clear of supports. This is why many hay barns use this type of roof. I liked this view (although soft) because it shows the unusual rafters configured to provide support for the double slope on each side. Visit Barn Charm for pictures of many other barns.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

I like the wide openness.

12 Jun 2012 5:03am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

You are a fount of information. I have not seen a barn like that.

12 Jun 2012 5:18am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I reckon they could fly a light plane in there and land it safely !!

12 Jun 2012 6:25am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

very interesting structure

12 Jun 2012 6:45am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

It is a very good picture. Shows the extent of the barn and the inside.

12 Jun 2012 6:59am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A special shape, like a tunnel ! Superb !

12 Jun 2012 10:52am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An impressive amount of space in that barn Don! Nicely captured! ;-)

12 Jun 2012 11:53am

Donna from Port Matilda, United States

Interesting. They don't seem to be making much use of all the space.

12 Jun 2012 11:59am

janis from Hanover Pa., United States

Wow this is huge...very interesting info about the type of roof! Great shot!

12 Jun 2012 12:00pm

tataray from france, France

Etrange forme... mais originale. Très belle image)
Merci pour les explications.

12 Jun 2012 12:13pm

Beth from United States

The trailer in it really highlights how incredible tall the center section is. You wonderfully captured this awesome building and the 'life' that goes on in and around it. :>)

12 Jun 2012 12:21pm

Susan Rose from Georgia, United States

I think there's way too much room in this barn. I don't understand why it's so high, unless it's to prevent accumulation of snow. ??? Whatever the reason, it certainly is attractive.

12 Jun 2012 12:23pm

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

A beautiful and huge building!

12 Jun 2012 12:56pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

-quelle ferme et senmbel agricole sueprbe compo et scène rurale.
Belle journée

12 Jun 2012 1:18pm

TexWisGirl from United States

it is like looking into a fish skeleton - all those bones.

12 Jun 2012 1:45pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a good viewing angle to see the inner workings of this structure, Don.

12 Jun 2012 2:57pm

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent carpentry in this roof !!! great angle and view !

12 Jun 2012 3:27pm

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Wow, that is one tall barn. And it looks like the top half is wasted unless they plan on pulling a tall-masted ship in. Nice documentation of the structure and its crowded surroundings.

12 Jun 2012 3:31pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

that sure is one massive barn! nice catch!

12 Jun 2012 4:38pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the perspective of your image. Gives us a real feel for the massiveness and construction.

12 Jun 2012 4:54pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful view and details of this roof. Nice capture. Great. :)

12 Jun 2012 4:57pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That's a lovely bit of timber framing. Nice to see the internal structure

12 Jun 2012 5:56pm

Leigh from Northallerton, United Kingdom

Lovely capture

12 Jun 2012 6:01pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful rustic scene with the open and spacious barn ~ very neat construction!

12 Jun 2012 6:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

horse people i see

12 Jun 2012 9:11pm

Beth - VA from United States

wow, what a interesting looking barn. what a great find. (:

12 Jun 2012 10:01pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Impressive structure and inner height of this strange barn . Excellent shot, great find !!!

12 Jun 2012 10:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is an interesting barn. I'm glad you were able to show the interior structure. You find the best stuff, Don.

12 Jun 2012 11:29pm

Carletta from United States

I've never seen anything like this Don. So glad you found it.
It reminds me of inside of a covered bridge.

13 Jun 2012 12:17am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

That is a huge barn! What interesting architecture. Great POV!

13 Jun 2012 1:01am

Barb from United States

Wow, this looks like an airplane hanger. They must have stored a lot of hay in there.

13 Jun 2012 1:16am

Rose from United States

I liked the explanation of what the roof is, and I REALLY like this barn. It looks like it hold so much stuff.

13 Jun 2012 1:10pm

Tricia Hays from poplar bluff, United States

I don't think I've ever seen a barn w/ that big of an opening before, not that I remember, anyway, massive opening! WoW!

Thank you, Don! =)

13 Jun 2012 4:23pm

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Holy cow (do they have cows there?)! That is huge!!!

16 Jun 2012 5:02pm