Posted by CClaire on June 17, 1997 at 14:23:07:
In reply to Re: Old Houses, for Claire posted by Caroline on June 17, 1997 at 13:13:15
] Claire, one of the traditional house designs of Quebec is called a "quebecoise". It looks a litttle like a "Cape Cod", and has a steeply pitched roof with turned- up ends, so if you slid down from the ridge-pole, you'd fly up in the air, like on a ski-run! It's a development of the farmhouses of northern France, adapted to the Quebec climate. To build one in Florida would be lunacy!( Anyway, with global warming upon us, Quebec is going to be the next tropical paradise, didn't you know? ;-)
_Merci bien for the enlightenment. I had not known the word "Quebecoises" referred to architecture, but misunderstood it to indicate people. My husband is from Quebec, and I know the house you're referring to. I have been there many times, and love that style of house. Took loads of photos, once on a long drive --where roofs are painted red, very colorful. So, now I know what they're called. _______
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