Shingle style

Shingle style

In the U.S., a style of wood-shingle-covered domestic architecture of the 1870s and '80s. Among the finest examples are Henry Hobson Richardson's Sherman House (1874–75), Newport, R.I., and Stoughton House (1882–83), Cambridge, Mass. The style grew out of the Queen Anne and Stick styles and was stimulated by a revived interest in colonial American architecture. The small size of the shingle made it easy to cover a variety of shapes. Like the Stick style, the Shingle style is characterized by a free-flowing, open plan; open porches and irregular roof lines contribute to the picturesque or rustic effect. The style had a significant influence on Frank Lloyd Wright.

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