One of the joys of ownership of a proper Italianate mansard circa 1880 is its annual upkeep. My great neighbors to the south recently had to do a lot of work on their mansard as featured on this blog in October 2015. Here is the finished product. Quite beautiful! It also costs a fortune, as in the same cost as a mid size sedan, as we are learning. Bravo to Mr and Mrs z. Beautifully done.