The lovely Shingle Style Inglesea Cottage is in the Arundel Colony in Kennebunkport, Maine. It was likely designed by architect Henry Patson Clark of Boston, who designed many of the cottages in this summer resort development. It was built in 1889 for New York doctor George Frederick Brooks. In 1903, Clark designed the cross-gable expansion of the cottage for its second owner.
The Shingle Style became wildly popular for summer cottages on the East Coast and elsewhere in the 1880s and was also used for suburban homes nationwide.
Understanding the style of a house is the essential first step in developing a restoration plan that prioritizes the preservation and restoration of character-defining features while making changes to accommodate modern life.
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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