A Shingle-Style Home in Cambridge Gets a Modern Renovation – Design Milk

We’re not what we’d call a “stylized architectural firm.” Some architects find a niche they’re happiest in, and if you hire them, that’s what you get. The dining room feels more traditional than the rest of the house. The woodsy site makes the home feel like it is in the countryside, creating a tranquil, lakeside retreat. The woodsy site makes the home feel like it is in the countryside, creating a tranquil, lakeside retreat. Early American houses had small windows and thick doors. They found it by recreating a tabby stucco cladding mixed with seashells, which was once the predominant foundation material for many Floridian homes. The Bulthap matches the rest of the wood paneling used throughout the house.

For more information go to the property website or call (401) 364-6700, ext. It really doesn’t get more charming than this. Here is a distinctly modern interpretation of the Shingle style, all stripped down and simplified. As a vernacular style self-consciously rendered by leading architects, it’s hard to pin down. Enveloped by surreal seascapes, the third level features a bedroom, spa-bath, sitting/exercise room and a grand game room ready for a multitude of activities. First floor ceilings are an airy 10′-3″ high which, along with the oversized windows, will give your new home a truly stately feel. It was only after the architect moved in that he realized his house on Noyac Bay, with not a palm tree in sight, had managed to capture the relaxed atmosphere of a tropical island.


You can turn to 24h Plans to get a custom site plan drawing prepared for your dream home in less than 24h hours by our team of experienced architects and drafters. The flared gable for this poolhouse appears to be a progression of three scenarios from back to front: enclosed with shingles, semi-enclosed with shingles, and then open rafters at the patio. A thick veneer of stone at the base of the two-story home was formed from reclaimed stones sourced by the mason. While they loved the lot, the house—an unremarkable Cape with low ceilings, small windows, and warrenlike rooms—was a long way from their vision of home. If you like the image or gallery please feel free to support and help us developing more experience by sharing this design or clicking some related posts below for more pictures and further information. These vary regionally as states with more traditional home styles such as colonial or Cape Cod aren’t as likely to also have contemporary or ranch-style homes. A few things to keep in mind.

Interior of one of our classically Victorian homes, the Seaside Manor House. It is very typical to do this in Sag Harbor. The kitchen was gutted, ceiling lifted, and exterior wall opened up to the garden. Nick’s ideas are amazing, as long as we can follow through. You are viewing image #8 of 16, you can see the complete gallery at the bottom below. The primary spaces of the home allow natural light on two or more directions. The interior of the home provides the number and diversity of rooms that are desired by the modern American family, but gathers and scales them together in a manner that eliminates hallways and achieves a efficiency that balances openness and intimacy.

Heather’s ancestors—including Charles W. In truth the last thing Bernstein and his wife, Lisa, a literacy consultant for the education-resource site learnzillion.com, wanted to do was get bogged down wrestling with local ordinances. Instead of commissioning an imposing house they might flip were the right offer to come along, they wanted a home that could be enjoyed over generations. From formal Living Room, Library and Entrance for adult living to a beautiful but functional and family friendly Kitchen, Family Room and informal spaces meeting at the dining room which was at the very center of the house. Its street-side single bed/bath cottage with garage and high hedges shield the property ensuring maximum privacy. New England flair at its best – from the staircase to the shingles – this home has a presence all its own. The couple plans to renovate again next year, because Leonardo will need more space – specifically, a room that’s precisely the same size as his two siblings’ rooms.

emilychristenson Ron, sorry for the misunderstanding. I love working in this style because there are very few rules. When a couple bought a 1980s Shingle Style on Meadow Lane, the wife reached out to designer David Netto for help. Take back tradition: “We consider this project our favorite rescue,” says LePage. This newly built Contemporary Shingle style home is located at 9 Devon Woods Close in Amagansett, NY and is situated on 1.6 acres of land. Log homes originated as small cabins in the 1600s. The overall style of the home is Arts and Crafts meets Coastal Shingle Style meets modern times.

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