Have you ever thought of creating a classic European look for your home? An article featured on the Herald Tribune talks about a recent project that seeks to introduce Dutch architecture to the newly-developed Bay front area:
…the Perrones flew to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, off the northern coast of South America, to investigate the Dutch architecture there; all three are part of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. They came back with notes and photos and presented them to architects Clifford Scholz of Sarasota and John Cooney of Naples.
Apparently, Dutch colonial architecture is something new for the local home developers to embrace and the architects saw its minimal yet elegant construction similarly suitable for historic and modern neighborhoods of Sarasota.
While the architecture of the subtropics is gaining traction in the region, with the “Key West” style becoming quite common, British and Dutch architecture is still relatively new here.
Roof proportions are a common cause of error, said Scholz. The roof peaks have no cap tiles, creating “a very clean look that costs less money.” But the angles have to be correct. “It’s little things like that, that clients are drawn to.”
Dutch architecture is largely defined by the fitting of a gambrel structure, which allows a wider roof span, hence providing extra living space in the attic. While the locals call Dutch architecture as a “treat,” gambrel roofs actually require frequent maintenance due to their unique characteristics. Experts for roof repair in Sarasota will tell you that this type should be made with a durable material, which will protect the design for longer periods of time.
If you prefer this or any type of home architecture or roof design, contact a Sarasota FL roof repair contractor like Roofing by Curry to attend to all your maintenance needs: replacement, re-roofing, repair, upkeep, and new constructions.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Dutch treats for the new-home market, Realestate.Heraldtribune.com, February 8, 2014)