Small Cottage Designs...
Shingled Sanctuaries!

Welcome to small cottage designs and the world of shingled retreats . . . . the 19th century architectural style of leisure, which continues to this very day . . . . .

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                                         Design Above by Harrison Design Associates

. . . . Pass through the gates of the stone arch below and discover a truly original American architectural style . . . . .

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Design Above by Kean Development
Photo Credit: James Bleecker Photography


. . . . a style that combines stone and shingles with turrets and towers, a profusion of dormers and chimneys that pierce irregular and often complex roof lines, rows of charming multi-pane windows,  and shady porches with American Colonial architectural detailing.

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Design Above by Kean Development
Photo Credit: James Bleecker Photography


Welcome to the enchanting world of American  Shingle Style  archi-
tecture!

Early Shingle Style homes and cottages  initially  sprang  up  in  the  last quarter of the 19th century in Victorian seaside resorts along the  north-
eastern seaboard of the United States.  Popular vacation spots like New-
port, Rhode Island;  Cape Cod, Massachusetts; eastern Long Island, New York; and Bar Harbor, Maine.    As the new architectural style caught on, numerous examples of it popped up across the United States . . . all  the way to the west coast!

In the early 1900s the Shingle Style faded from popularity as other styles took the lead.  However, it saw a revival in the second half of the twenti-
eth century that has continued, unabated, to this day.   One of the most prolific  present-day  proponents  and  architects  of  the Shingle Style is Robert A. M. Stern, based in New York City.

One of Mr. Stern's shingled designs is pictured below.     Built in 2005, the home  is  perched  on the southerly tip of a secluded spot with panoramic views on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada.

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Photo Credit: Peter Aaron / Esto

The little architectural jewel  that  follows  was  also  designed  by  Robert Stern. Located in Quogue, on New York's Long Island, this quaint structure with a distinctive corner tower is set among formal gardens  and  functions as a pool house.

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Photo Credit: Peter Aaron / Esto

The small cottage design pictured below is yet another modern-day  incar-
nation of the Shingle Style -- and an excellent one at that!     Designed  in 2009 by Arleta Chang of Jarvis Architects, based in Oakland, California, this exquisite architectural gem rests along the shores of  Lake  Mendota,  near Madison, Wisconsin.

Highly detailed and true to form, it sports a broad, overhanging upper gable with a recessed row of windows neatly tucked in by shingles that curve in-
ward on either side.    The flared out base of the lower level walls frames a recessed  entry  door  and  a  large arched window with divided lights that echo  the  detailing  of the upper portion of the second story windows.   A shed roof dormer and distinctive eyebrow dormer are visible from the  front facade, as is a large river rock chimney on the right side of the cottage.

All  in  all,  a beautifully conceived and finely executed example of au-
thentic Shingle Style architecture and detailing!

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More Small Cottage Designs

The two small cottage designs that follow (next 3 images) were created by Rehkamp Larson Architects,  based in Minneapolis,  Minnesota.    The cross gabled  design  pictured  directly  below  borrows  heavily  from the Shingle Style.  However, it incorporates a variety of additional decorative elements to add to its cottage charm.   For example, decorative bargeboards are at-
tached to the gable ends.     Cladding the upper portion of the front facing gable is wavy board and batten siding.  Just beneath it, shutters with dec-
orative cut-outs flank the pair of windows centered over  the  front  entry. And  finally,  the  roof  of  the wide front porch is supported by unique and distinctive pillars or posts.

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Not every house sided in shingles represents the Shingle Style.  For exam-
ple,  many  of  the  characteristics and features of the Shingle Style were adopted  by Gustav Stickley (1858-1942)  --  a  leading proponent of the Craftsman Style  --  an American adaptation of the British Arts and Crafts Movement. Such is the case with the small cottage design pictured in the two images that follow.   Another design by Rehkamp Larson Architects, it features  typical  Craftsman  Style  elements  such  as  bands of windows tucked under shed roof  dormers  and  large  brackets  that  support  roof overhangs.

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Pictured below is another shingle-sided cottage inspired by the Craftsman Style.  Created by Bensonwood Homes, based in Walpole, Hew Hampshire, this vacation getaway is located in central Vermont.

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Back  to  more traditional Shingle Styl-
ing,  the  boathouse  pictured at right was  designed  by  Harrison Design As-
sociates of Atlanta, Georgia.    Featur-
ing a gambrel roof,  shed roof dormers, and  early  American window detailing,
it  is  typical of both past and present Shingle Style structures in  the  North-
eastern United States.





And  finally,  the Shingle Style garage pictured below is evocative of late 19th century carriage house designs.  With its own private entrance, the spacious upper level provides an ideal guest retreat for family and friends of the property's home owner.

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Photo Credit: Carl Vernlund


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