This American style originated in cottages along the trendy, wealthy north-eastern coastal towns of Cape Cod, Long Island, and Newport in the late 19th century. The name itself describes the dominating finish material that envelops the upper portions of the home free from breaks at the corners.
The shingle house incorporates elements from the Queen Anne architecture, Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, and Colonial Revival. Wide porches, asymmetrical forms, and shingled surfaces are from the Queen Anne influence while sculpted shapes, Romanesque arches, and rough faced square stone migrated from the Richardsonian Romanesque style. From the Colonial Revival came the gambrel roofs, classical columns, and palladian windows often used in the gable.
Our Shingle style designs display sweeping walls, curved roofs and planter boxes to soften the rigged structure. These soft characteristics blend well and create a soft, elegant design with subtle details that create a relaxing escape.