Book Review: The New Shingled House
I invite you on a visual vacation.
This book is an architectural treat that takes you to various East Coast resort towns to the West Coast with an American style all its own. If the
Ike Kligerman Barkley
The New Shingled House includes examples throughout the fabled seaside resorts of New England—Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and the Hamptons—as well as houses in California’s Bay Area and Point Loma, on a pristine mountain lake in South Carolina, and a Scandinavian influenced family residence in Connecticut. All are characterized by a sense of graciousness and generosity that makes them unique spaces for the owners and enviable spaces for readers.The versatility of the shingle style allows the designers to explore formal ideas and to respond to client preferences and taste. The houses thus achieve the architects’ fundamental goal: when their clients enter their new house for the first time, they should feel as though they have always lived there.
This stunning visual presentation features new photography by noted interiors photographer William Waldron, who has captured the graciousness and generosity of the elegant interiors and welcoming porches and terraces that make these houses so inviting and timeless.
“Today’s version of shingle style, as commonly practiced in East Coast summer enclaves, has produced many lovely houses but most are not Shingle Style at all. Stately, restrained, and symmetrical, they’re more like Colonial Revivals in cedar-shingle clothing. So It’s refreshing to see a house like the one architect Joel Barkley designed in Southampton. In creating the beach retreat, Barkley paid authentic homage to the asymmetrical lines and inventive quirks that, in addition to those little square of cedar, are Shingle Style’s hallmarks.”
“In this dreamy coffee table book, the distinguished design firm of Ike Kligerman Barkley shares 14 of its most stately and iconic homes built in the classic American shingle style. From a lodge in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a beachy stunner in the Hamptons, these houses offer up aspirational eye-candy of the best kind.”
Take a few minutes to review their divine portfolio if you need more convincing.
I am dying over this roof alone.
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