Eye-catching roofs may sound like an oxymoron, but they’re really not. These gorgeous roofs around the world are popular attractions for tourists and architecture lovers alike. If your own roof could use an upgrade, use these examples as your design inspiration.
Sky Garden House in Sentosa Island, Singapore
Singapore’s Sky Garden House is an architect’s dream come true. This home’s curved roof is covered in bright green grass and appears to be growing on the sky. Nature lovers would appreciate this magical dwelling.
Mushroom Houses in Charlevoix, Michigan
Earl Young, designer of the famed houses of seaside town Charlevoix, Michigan, once famously quipped, “I design the roof first, and then shove the house under it.” His notable roofs resembling mushrooms are whimsical and wavy.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau, Germany
The Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria is one of the most iconic castles in the world. The dramatic spires at this whimsical structure inspired the Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland.
The Carson Mansion in Eureka, California
Considered the best example of Victorian architecture in the country, the Carson Mansion in Eureka, California, is not to be missed. The triangular shapes on the rooftop boast intricate designs.
The Homes in Shirakawa, Japan
Architecture geeks would love visiting Shirakawa in Japan, renowned for its triangle-shaped homes, created in a style called gassho. The dramatically steep roofs are intended to help the snow slide off faster.
The Village at Bibury, England
Famed novelist and poet William Morris once called idyllic Bibury, England, “the most beautiful village in all of England.” You could fall in love with these quaint homes and their signature steeply pitched roofs. You might recognize this town from the silver screen — Bridget Jones’ Diary filmed here.
Gallow Green in New York City
New York City is the last place you’d expect to find a lush garden, especially one on top of a roof. But the rooftop at Gallow Green in Chelsea’s McKittrick Hotel has a dual garden and restaurant. And who says roofs can’t be gathering places? Kick back with a cocktail and small plate at this spot.
To have your own eye-catching roof installed, be sure to contact the professionals at Knockout Roofing to make your roof beautiful.