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Bay and Gable

Cabbagetown’s Bay and Gable Homes

In Cabbagetown, the most prevalent architectural style is the Bay and Gable, a variation of the Victorian home.   These homes were initially designed for narrow downtown lots and can be identified by the following features: A three-sided bay with tall windows that extend the first two stories A roof with a pointed gable Gingerbread trimming Two-toned brick work The Half and Double Bay and Gable A common alteration of the Bay and Gable has a bay window that spans only the first floor.  The benefit of this design is that the balcony porch can be used across the entire ... Read More »