• Operable
  • Shutters
  • Stucco
  • Trim Board
  • Turret
  • Window Boxes
  • Cladding
  • Façade
  • Gable Roof
  • Half-timbering
  • Jerkinhead Roof
  • Mullion


Massing of Storybook houses was nearly always asymmetrical, with strikingly character-defining rooflines usually tall, steep gable roofs. Some Storybook homes feature jerkin-headed roofs for Tudor-styled houses. Others, with rolled or "DutchWeave" eaves simulate Cotswold or "Hansel and Gretel" cottages. Another popular style was French Norman with turreted entries and steep farmhouse roofs. Many of the Storybook houses adapted a one and a half storey massing to reinforce the doll-house look, with the roof hovering close to the ground plane.