Architecture in Newfoundland
The House of John Abbott Heber
Photo courtesy of Kent Hotson
The Heber house is one of the finest examples of mid-nineteenth century architecture of Newfoundland. It is found in the town of Bonavista, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland. It has received the Southcroft Award for historical preservation.
The house features a Hip Roof (also known locally as a Cottage Roof) and four pitched sides. The windows are at regular symmetrical intervals giving it an attractive look. The line where two slopes meet is called a "hip" in Newfoundland. The two chimneys are also frequently found in this style of houses.
© 2004 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College