We are weeks away from moving in to our modern farmhouse-inspired home. Atop our white shingled abode, you’ll find an eight-windowed cupola! The cupola can be traced as far back as the 8th century when daily calls to prayer could be heard from the balconies of these domed structures.
Over time cupolas have served several purposes. Cupolas that provide ventilation and light are referred to as roof lanterns. A cupola that offers a superior vantage point or lookout and is accessible via a stairway is sometimes called a belvedere or belfry. If the lookout is aboard a train it is called an angel seat.
Whether decorative or functional the cupola has a place in any modern farmhouse. Our roof lantern lets all the sun shine in!