Shingle Style Floor Plans
Make This Plan, Styled After Seaside Resorts, Your Permanent Vacation Home
Shingle Style is a subset of the Victorian Style, with similar massing and a front porch always present. These homes are quite large and became popular in the Northeast as vacation homes styled after the large, shingle style seaside resorts. There is a rustic feel due to a lack of exterior detailing and the wood shingle surface that dominates the exterior. Doors, windows, porches and wall surfaces are fairly plain, while interest is brought in through a complex shape and fully shingled exterior.
The roofline of a Shingle style plan is varied, often with a gambrel roof, cross gables, or a large front gable dominating the façade. The shingle cladding may be broken up at the lower level by a stone foundation that often continues as porch columns. Wide stairs lead up to a deep front porch with a simple square balustrade and either the aforementioned stone columns or square wood columns. Interest may be added with a turret, bay window or fanciful eyebrow dormers.
Shingle style floor plans are often rambling, with plenty of space for bedrooms on both the first and second floors if desired. Plan for an open, lodge-like layout that will make this home feel like a vacation retreat, even if it’s your primary home. This type of home will accommodate a large, luxury kitchen and expansive great room with a stone fireplace. There will be plenty of space for auxiliary rooms such as a mudroom, butler’s pantry or keeping room. Pick a house plan that is convenient for your lifestyle, whether you will live here year round or visit on vacation.
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