Quite the grand lady, these mansard apartments have a lot to share...three graceful mansard awnings, a grand staircase, and ornamental siding and shudders that would make any 1940s starlet happy. Built, 1943.
Another exceptional mansard found in the blogosphere. This time, Darren of Midcentury Dream found the treasure in what he describes as "undeniably a shining example of some hot mansard-on-mansard action."
Modern Mansard is a blog that celebrates the modern revival of the mansard roof. The roof style was originally popularized by François Mansart in 17th century France and enjoyed a revival in the late 19th century. The mansard's most recent evolution occurred in the 1970s when the 'modern mansard' as I refer to it (also lovingly referred to as 'mushroom houses' by many) was born and became part of the 1970s design aesthetic.
Although I do not own a modern mansard myself, I am one of the many admirers around the world and enjoy collecting images and stories of extraordinary mansards here on this blog.
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