This Week’s Puzzle! ~ Classic Coastal Shingle Style Cottage.

This Week’s Historic House Puzzle! ~ Classic Coastal Shingle Style Cottage.

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The Shingle Style was developed in the 1880s for resort cottages. This example, Bayberry Cove Cottage, sits on a cliff that juts into the Atlantic Ocean. The cottage is part of the Cape Arundel Summer Colony. Designed by Boston architect Henry Paston Clark, it was built in 1915 and used cedar shingles, stone, and slate, to blend in with the rugged plot of land. This unity of structure and landscape, where the house appears to rise from the ground itself, is characteristic of the style.

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. I wrote about Henry Paston Clark and his Kennebunkport cottages in “Homes Down East, Classic Maine Coastal Cottages and Townhouses.”

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.”

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.

“Homes Down East” and restoration/preservation titles by other authors are also available.

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