Speaking of the ‘Year of the Exterior’, after another one of my famous bouts of obsessive Googling, I found that the house on Penny Lane is actually a recognized architectural style.

Cool, huh?

What is unfortunately uncool is the style’s name. Did you ever play MASH in school? By process of elimination, a random number allowed you to look far into the future at the type of home you would live in: a Mansion, an Apartment, a Shed or a House. Well, people – it looks like I live in a Shed.

Typical characteristics of Shed style homes include:

  • Built in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Shed roof with little to no overhang
  • Clerestory windows
  • Natural stone or brick interior features
  • Flush board siding
  • 1-1 1/2 stories
  • Recessed entrances
  • Long, narrow windows

Here’s a reminder of what our Shed looks like:

And here are some other Shed style homes:

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Yep. Those look pretty familiar.


3 Comments to “MASH”

  1. If it’s a Shed it’s a nice looking one…thanks to you.

  2. This is so cool — even if it’s not the best name for your house! Mine has to be a cousin — I’ll have to do some serious googling to find it.

  3. My goal is to live in one…I love this style…I wanted a post and beam barn, but then I priced them…ouch!

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