Gargoyles are technically decorative water spouts that preserve stonework by diverting rainwater away from buildings but they are more known for their menacing faces seen on cathedrals across Europe.
They never took America by storm but can be seen on large older buildings in most of the great American cities.
If you’re looking to change things up in your own garden or along your roof line, then consider a gargoyle. It’s guaranteed you’ll be the only one on your block with one of these hunky punks.
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Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.