Distinctive English materials and designs with shingles made an American debut after being shipped aboard the Mayflower during the early 17th century in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Relatives of Pilgrims campaigned to save early structures of settlers to form the first historic preservation movement which led to the birth of Colonial Revival architecture. As time marched on, this “weathered” look which is very fitting to the organic Atlantic Ocean terrain reawakened in prominent boroughs such as Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Long Island, and Newport. Made famously by McKim, Mead and White and Peabody and Stearns, Shingle Style seaside cottages are charming homes identified by wood cladding, asymmetrical facades, gambrel roofs and welcoming verandas.
SHINGLE STYLE MOULDINGS
Shingle style moldings use the traditional shapes of the ogee, ovolo, cove and fillet. At the exterior larger scale mouldings are used, while at the interior, the profiles tend to be used at a much smaller scale and repetitively to create patterns of tiny pin-stripes and outlines as well as finely grained patterns. In contrast, panels are often interspersed with these small-scale patterns to create elaborately textured surfaces.