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hipped roof, hip roof

A roof comprising adjacent flat surfaces that slope upward from all sides of the perimeter of the building, requiring a hip rafter along each intersection of the inclined surfaces; also see pyramidal roof.
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A fashion for Italianate architecture, previously popular in the 16th and 17th centuries, returned and elaborate stone features such as expansive staircases, ornamental urns and follies were incorporated into gardens like those at Trentham in Staffordshire, designed by Sir Charles Barry from 1830.
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This lovely five-story mansion has Italianate architecture throughout the interior, beautiful inlaid floors, 12-foot ceilings, a garden, a terrace and 25-foot, two-story extension deigned by Stanford White.
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