Second Empire. The style is closely related to Italianate, but is always characterized by its mansard roof, named for the French architect, François Mansart. The style name refers to Frances second empire—the reign of Napoleon III f
love the look of old homes. Although it drives me nuts when people on house hunting shows say they love the character of old homes and then complain when the inside isn't updated. Then renovate dumbass, what did you think it would be like inside?