Naumkeag, a Shingle Style summer “cottage” designed by Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White in 1885.
Stanford White was one of America’s most gifted architects in the 19th century and the firm McKim, Mead & White one of the most prolific. The first Shingle Style cottage, W.R. Emerson’s Redwood at Bar Harbor, was built in 1879 and by the mid-1880s the style was all the rage in resort communities. Naumkeag was built for a New York attorney and his family in Stockbridge, MA, in the Berkshire mountains. In the early 20th century, famed landscape designer Fletcher Steele created the extensive gardens.
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