Adirondack Rustic style

Rustic style

A vague term denoting an architectural mode rather than an architectural style, often applied to hunting lodges or log cabins in forested areas of the northeastern United States. Characteristics include: wall construction of logs (often peeled), saddle-notch corner joints, and rough-cut lumber; a fieldstone chimney; a moderately to steeply pitched roof covered by hand-split wood shingles, a roof overhang with exposed rafters; one or more balconies or porches with flat balusters having decorative cutouts or stickwork. Occasionally called Adirondack Rustic style or Teddy Roosevelt Rustic style.
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Many of these sprawling compounds featured homes built in the Adirondack rustic style, which helped them blend into their natural surroundings.