The Shingle Style was developed in the 1880’s for resort cottages. Before long, it found its way into suburban houses as well but remains primarily associated with summer cottages. This example, my favorite Shingle Style cottage, sits on a cliff high above the ocean with sweeping views of open ocean and miles of beaches.
The development of the style is explored in depth in Vincent Scully’s “The Shingle Style and the Stick Style: Architectural Theory and Design from Downing to the Origins of Wright.” This book is an essential volume for lovers of 19th century residential architecture.
Shingle Style is one of 25 styles and types described and illustrated with hundreds of color photos in Chapter 2 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.
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