Shingle Style Architecture

Style Summary

Shingle style architecture drew from elements of Queen Anne, Stick, and Colonial Revival architecture to produce a new American organic style that housed an open, amorphous floor plan. The plan’s interior volumes were expressed structurally outside and unified by shingle siding. Features of this style include:

  • rustic masonry stonework lower walls
  • casement or sash windows
  • cream-colored windows with dark green (or natural) trim

This style, named ‘Shingle Style’ by the Yale professor Vincent J. Scully, is an architect’s style with disciplined order yet with livable casualness.


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