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Mansard

Named after François Mansart (1598-1666), and popularised by his son Jules Hardoin Mansart, an architect who worked for Louis XIV around 1700, this roof is almost flat on the top section and then has deeply sloping, often curved, lower sections that generally contain dormers.

 
 
       
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