A cupola is traditionally an Italianate domed tower above a roof, with windows for ventilation and light. Square cupolas are also common and may be purely cosmetic.

Andrew Nuzzi Architects, LLC

This cupola has a finial based at the top and a metal roof.

Witt Construction

Complete with a clock and a weathervane, this domed cupola has a copper roof.

Edwards Architecture

A square cupola with a finial and six-pane glazing stays above this shingle roof.

Birdseye Design

Weathered and rough hewn, this cupola is ideal for the barn beneath it.

Birdseye Design

The metal roofing with opposing slopes with this cupola is known as”cross-gabled” and imitates the roof beneath.

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