Shingle Style Architecture
Popular about 1870 to 1910
In Victorian days, shingles were used as ornamentation on Queen Anne and other highly decorated architectural styles. Shingle Style homes can take on many forms. The commonality is the material used for siding. The walls have a uniform covering of shingles. There is little variety in color and materials. The emphasis is on volume and horizontal lines.
Shingle Style homes usually have these features:
- Continuous wood shingles on siding and roof
- Irregular roof line
- Cross gables
- Eaves on several levels
- Large porches
- Asymmetrical floor plan
Helpful Books and Websites
Harris, Cyril M. Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (Dover Architecture): 9780486244440: Amazon.com: Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 July 2013. Page 491.
Massey, James C., and Shirley Maxwell. House Styles in America: The Old-house Journal Guide to the Architecture of American Homes. New York, NY: Penguin Studio, 1996. Print. Pages 141-150.
McAlister, Virginia and Lee. "A Field Guide to American Houses." Randomhouse.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 July 2013. Pages 289-300.
"Shingle Style Homes." TMS Architects. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 July 2013. <http://tmsarchitects.com/inspirations/shingle-style-homes/>.
"Shingle Style House Facts and History | Guide to Architectural Styles | Home Design Tips From AskTheArchitect.org." Askthearchitect Shingle Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 July 2013. <http://www.askthearchitect.org/architectural-styles/shingle-style-house>.
"Victorian House Plans - Characteristics of the Mature Victorian Style." Victorian House Plans and Victorian Style. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 July 2013. <_http://www.house-design-coffee.com/victorian-house-plans-page-2.html>.
Walker, Lester. American Shelter. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 July 2013. Pages 162-167.