Shingle Style Cottage – Below you will see a wonderful building that will inspire you. A building with a style that combines stone and shingles with turrets and towers, a profusion of dormers and chimneys that pierce irregular and often complex roof lines, rows of charming multi-pane windows, and shady porches with American Colonial architectural detailing.
History and Idea of Shingle Style Cottage
Early Shingle Style homes and cottages initially sprang up in the last quarter of the 19th century in Victorian seaside resorts along the north-eastern seaboard of the United States. Popular vacation spots like New-port, Rhode Island; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; eastern Long Island, New York; and Bar Harbor, Maine. As the new architectural style caught on, numerous examples of it popped up across the United States, all the way to the west coast!
In the early 1900s the Shingle Style faded from popularity as other styles took the lead. However, it saw a revival in the second half of the twentieth century that has continued, unabated, to this day. One of the most prolific present-day proponents and architects of the Shingle Style is Robert A. M. Stern, based in New York City.
One of Mr. Stern’s shingled designs is pictured below. Built in 2005, the home is perched on the southerly tip of a secluded spot with panoramic views on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada.
This is the other idea. The small cottage design pictured below is yet another modern-day incarnation of the Shingle Style — and an excellent one at that. Designed in 2009 by Arleta Chang of Jarvis Architects, based in Oakland, California, this exquisite architectural gem rests along the shores of Lake Mendota, near Madison, Wisconsin.
Highly detailed and true to form, it sports a broad, overhanging upper gable with a recessed row of windows neatly tucked in by shingles that curve in-ward on either side. The flared out base of the lower level walls frames a recessed entry door and a large arched window with divided lights that echo the detailing of the upper portion of the second story windows. A shed roof dormer and distinctive eyebrow dormer are visible from the front facade, as is a large river rock chimney on the right side of the cottage.
Pictured below is another shingle-sided cottage inspired by the Craftsman Style. Created by Bensonwood Homes, based in Walpole, Hew Hampshire, this vacation getaway is located in central Vermont.
And finally, list of shingle style cottage will be closed with the Shingle Style garage pictured below. It is evocative of late 19th century carriage house designs. With its own private entrance, the spacious upper level provides an ideal guest retreat for family and friends of the property’s home owner. If you want to complete information and pictures, you may see here.