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 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.”
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!