My Country Farmhouse – All About the Mansard (Nova Scotia Edition)

What the heck is Mansard? A mansard or mansard roof (also called a French roof or curb roof) is a four-sided gambrel-style hip roof characterized by two slopes on each of its sides with the lower slope, punctured by dormer windows, at a steeper angle than the upper.

Here are some super cute Mansard style properties located in Nova Scotia. You can find these listings at

Absolutely the cutest little house for only $97,500. This would be the cutest summer home. Located in Osbourne Harbour Nova Scotia this little Second Empire house was built in 1882. This house once belonged to Captain John King who along with his brother, owned a Schooner that sailed out of the harbour to Jamaica, trading salt cod and hay for rum and rope. Check out this little gem at MLS® Number: 201923666.

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Is my age showing? Built in 1892 this Second Empire home located in Salmon River Nova Scotia is listed for $115,000 but really needs an overhaul inside.  Bring me to life!  You can find more information and see the interior pictures at MLS® Number: 202003920

Hope you’ve enjoyed learning about a Mansard roof. Now you can point them out to everyone you see.



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