Shingle-style Architecture

True to Form

No eclecticism here—these two custom homes are authentic examples of modern and Shingle-style architecture.

New homes are often hybrids of two or more architectural styles. With one-of-a-kind custom, it’s natural to expect a variety of stylistic influences. But sometimes design is informed by other forces, such as the vernacular of a particular area. Shingle style, for example, was developed in New England and started out as a popular form of architecture in seaside towns. The home shown here, located on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., has naturally weathered shingles, a gambrel roof, and a front porch with classical columns that make it immediately recognizable as a Shingle-style house, says architect Patrick Ahearn.

Featured in Custom Builder, Summer 2017 issue.

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