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Seahorse Palace

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This summer our company was called upon to install a cottage roof at a beautiful estate in Barrington, Ilinois. The walls of the structure were built using tumbled river rock and surrounded by grand glass clerestory roofs and turrets, with a large swimming pool that wrapped in, out, and around the building.The architecture begged a storybook cottage roof, but the existing roof was framed conventionally with straight and machined lines. After a couple design renderings, our team removed the existing roofing material down the deck, and re-framed the roof with rolling roof edges. We then steam-bent cedar shingles to fit the roofs edges, and using pre-dipped cedar shingles in a custom color that now adorns the roof.