Gable roof design ideas are found in photos at Houzz and Shutterstock. One type of gable roof is found on a wat, or Buddhist temple, in Thailand. They are often richly embellished and are arranged in tiers.
More prosaic gable roofs are found in cross-gabled homes. In these homes, the side gables may be the dominant gables, while the front gables can be extended to shade a porch or a stoop. The gable can be solid or have exposed, decorative beams and posts.
Another house has a dormer window with its own gabled roof projecting over a porch. A side gable is bifurcated by the chimney stack. Another multi-level house with cross gables has a small, gabled projection over the entryway, with its style echoed on the second floor.
A somewhat Tudor-inspired house has three front facing gables of different sizes. The largest one is half-timbered and infilled with what looks like stucco. The second largest is faced with rubble stone, and the third is also half-timbered and infilled with decorative brick.
A large house by the water also has half-timbered gables. At least two have exposed rafter tails and out-swept eaves. There is also a gabled dormer in the top floor. Yet another house has a trio of front facing gables made of timber with elements of rough hewn wood.