New England Saltbox

“Though the New England Saltbox is thought of as a quintessentially American design, it was actually imported from England by the early colonists. The Saltbox developed during the Tudor era when the traditional one-room deep English cottage was enlarged with a lean-to at the rear to add extra living space. This change created the distinctive asymmetric gable roof, which is short on one side of the house and long on the other.” Jim Kemp. American Vernacular: Regional Influence in Architecture and Interior Design. Washington, D.C.: The American Institute of Architects Press, 1990. p39.



Today’s New England Proverb
"A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple."