Shingle style

Shingle style

(1880–1895)
A style that featured an eclectic American adaptation of New England forms to the structuralism of the Victorian era. Structures were de-emphasized by a uniform covering of entire surfaces of the roof and walls with monochromatic shingles; the eaves of the roofs are close to the walls so that they emphasize the homogeneous shingle covering. The houses in this style were rambling and horizontal and featured wide verandas and hipped roofs. In 1876 the centenary of the American Revolution encouraged a revival of Colonial Georgian with shingle cladding, gambrel roofs, dormers, oriels and other elements of the Queen Anne style, resulting in the shingle style; many had open planning inside, anticipating later works by Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene and Greene.

Shingle style

Shingle style
An American eclectic style of domestic architecture especially used from about 1880 to 1900; the Old English style, in using tiles rather than wood shingles, can be considered a prototype. Houses in this style are usually rambling and often asymmetrical in plan, with the exterior walls covered with unpainted wood shingles that emphasize the shingled surface and the horizontal aspects of the house; large porches set within the main structure or forming part of it; multilevel eaves with little overhang; occasionally, a tower having a conical or bell-shaped roof, usually topped with a finial; occasionally an eyebrow dormer; prominent arches at entryways. This style used in the latter part of the 20th century is sometimes referred to as the New Shingle style.
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His path-breaking first book, "The Shingle Style," published in 1955, not only put an enduring name to a hitherto undefined direction in American architecture, but also provided a definitive understanding of and appreciation for the formal and cultural differences between European and American architecture, elevating the latter as part of a broad continuum extending across national borders from its then lowly status as a mere footnote.
The author examines the house in American film in terms of different architectural styles--the bungalow, the modernist house, and the stick and shingle style house--and themes like nostalgia and their openness and blurring of private and public.
The residences will be clad in clapboard and cedar shakes in the New England Shingle Style tradition.
Hall purchased the six and a half acre pasture south of the Centre Village in North Andover where the elegant Shingle Style country house and a similarly styled detached stable are located.
A sequel to the author's 2007 Shingle Style Houses, this book features houses built by today's architects that incorporate the best of the Shingle Style tradition.
It's an eclectic mix of architectural styles--Victorian, Queen Anne, Craftsman, Shingle Style, and stuccos are all represented--and home to some of Washington's most powerful lawyers, journalists, and authors.
The design, which adapts late-l9th century Shingle Style architecture for today's casual, indoor-outdoor, Internet-oriented way of life, provides inspiration for anyone thinking of remodeling or redecorating.
Gilbane Development is well experienced in developing waterfront communities with traditional shingle style architecture and unparalleled amenities.
The Shingle style is really an American architectural form.
In keeping with The Hampton's architectural tradition, the townhomes will feature shingle style design in natural cedar with white trim, sections of copper roofs and fieldstone chimneys, with each complex differing slightly from the others.
We felt the Shingle Style would be particularly in keeping with the unusually wooded nature of the site," says John Eller, president of SB Architects.
With classic New England shingle style architecture and a secluded setting on 16 acres abutting conservation land, Windsor Place is reminiscent of an expansive grand country estate with several manicured courtyards.