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S Saltbox House 222 A colonial wooden-framed house with a sloping, pitched roof that originates from New England, USA. A saltbox house is one-storey high at the rear and two at the front, is clad with painted wooden weatherboarding and has shutters at the windows. This house style was popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and acquired its name from the resemblance to the inlaid wooden box in which salt was stored. Pictured is the James Johnston House in California, USA. Note its white painted wooden walls and the contrasting dark shutters.