When you think of the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard or Cape Cod, what architectural style comes to mind?
Most likely it is the New England Shingle Style home. Popular throughout the United States for their casual style, shingle house plans have typically unadorned exteriors of natural shades that blend with the outdoors. Their weathered, wood shingle exterior siding and often irregular floor plan, give shingle style homes a warm and inviting feel.
Designed as summer homes for the wealthy, they were, most often, estates with six or more bedrooms. The homes were rambling, spacious, and ideal for large families, and also for entertaining and accommodating guests.
While other architectural trends of that era tended toward the elaborate and ornate, shingle style homes went for the rustic, relaxed and informal look.
Here’s some eye candy to start your day.
As if this house didn’t already have enough interesting details, it also has a beautiful lighthouse feature on top.
This new residence adds a modern twist to the classic Shingle Style. The house is anchored to the land by stone retaining walls made entirely of granite taken from the site during construction.
Cape-Cod-inspired lake home with authentic Shingle-style detailing, was designed for casual living and easy entertaining, and to capture the breathtaking views of the lake on which it is sited.
This country house is kind of odd, but worth saving for black windows on light shingle. Timeless color for timeless style.
WRAP AROUND PORCH
This home is designed with a lovely wrap-around porch, perfect for an evening or afternoon of lounging outdoors.
The shingles on the upper part of this home are made of recycled rubber. Fit for people who strive to be environmentally conscious and respectful of the original architecture.
NEW ENGLAND MEETS NORTHWEST MODERN
A blend of New England coastal style but with modern look. The result is a familiar classic form with modern touches and a unique combination of materials, including shingles, board and batten, steel, local stone and concrete.
The cedar shakes seen here are beefier and more rustic than shingles, adding weight and authenticity.
The home’s building has naval blue accents and the shingle for the roof that would look nice combined with all stone wrapped around the first floor. Traditionally gorgeous!
A palette inspired by sand and sea. Pulling your color palette from the landscape is always a good idea. A sandy hue on the shingles style siding is paired with a tropical aqua blue on the door and porch ceiling.
This is an Inspiration for a large New England’s classic gray two-story wood exterior home that has a good ocean vibes. Shingle roof rules.
To capture this aesthetic, traditional cottage materials such as stone and cedar shakes are accentuated by more materials such as reclaimed barn wood siding and corrugated steel accent roofs.
Shingle-style homes are an exercise in proportion and detail, which is fun. You add and subtract until everything is harmonious, until the eye travels easily across it. They are uniquely designed and not overly exaggerated or elaborate.