1960s and 1970s, initially


1-2 stories
The Shed style represents a new development in U.S. architecture from the 1960s.  It is often characterized by multi-directional roofs. Walls are usually covered with board siding, applied horizontally, vertically, or even diagonally. Roof-wall junctions are usually smooth and simple, with little or no overhang. Entrances are often recessed and obscured from the street. Shed style houses are frequently associated with "rustic" elements, such as rough wide wooden siding. The photo of an apartment building shows this California rustic influence.
solar modified.jpg (63462 bytes)This Third Ward Bungalow was redesigned for a passive solar upstairs addition (facing south), making it now look like a Shed!
solar modified2.jpg (41721 bytes)This Third Ward Bungalow, on the other hand, used the original roof line to add a passive solar room partially below the ground (facing south), thus maintaining its original style.
Offices also used Shed designs, as this one in Oakwood's.
Most Shed houses have these features:
1-2 stories
multi-directional roofs
often has board siding
entrances recessed from street
Shed style houses were again being built in the 1980s and beyond in the suburbs, which we call Suburban Shed.

Created by Brandy Reilly, 6 June 1997; last revised on 06 June 2008.