The shed style became popular in the 1960’s and was influenced by the architecture of Charles Moore and Robert Venturi. The style is characterized by multi-directional shed roofs often accompanied by additional gable roof forms. The façade usually consists of shingle wall cladding, board siding, or brick veneer. The roof-wall junctions are smooth and simple with little or no overhang with a single board for a cornice. The entrance is usually recessed and obscure. The windows are small and asymmetrically placed on each façade. The dominant aspects of the design are bold diagonals, counter pointed shapes, and multiple massing.
- A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia and Lee McAlester