An historic dutch colonial house in Ghent, New York, has an antique standing seam metal roof in black. James Dixon Architect matched the roofing material on the addition they designed
I've always loved standing seam metal roofs. This addition is very seamless, isn't it? I was very interested in the architect's statement about metal roofs: "Because of its durability, metal roofs make a great 'green' choice. Shake roofs are lovely, but the material available today only lasts about ten years or so, compared to thirty-plus for metal." I know his statement about shake roofs is right because I have two friends with hand-cut cedar shake roofs that have been replaced or need to be replaced in fewer than 10 years. I find this quite shocking, especially since these wooden roofs are so expensive.
Here is the link for a great article on standing seam metal roofs. The house above is the third one down. If I ever have to replace my roof, I'll certainly consider a metal one.