The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!
The Shingle Style first appeared in East Coast summer resort cottages in the 1880s. The style became popular for both summer cottages and suburban residences and spread from coast to coast. This streetcar suburb example in Asheville, NC, is Design 580 from Shoppell’s “Modern Houses,” one of the most successful house plan books of the late 19th century. There were likely other examples of the design built as well. My Montford Historic District tour guide, Andrew Wing (Saving Old Windows), worked on restoring the windows on this house.
Understanding what style your house is and what the significant characteristics of the that style are is essential to planning a good restoration.
The Shingle Style is one of 25 styles described and illustrated with multiple images in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!