Decorating & Design

May 20, 2024

The Prettiest Shingled Homes From The H&H Archives

Shingled homes have a classic, seaside freshness that never seems to lose its charm. First constructed as seasonal escapes, shingle-style homes dot wealthy enclaves like Newport, Rhode Island and East Hampton and have often been considered “the first modern American house style.”

The look is also practical: cedar shingles are resistant to rot, and provide good insulation to regulate indoor temperatures and improve energy efficiency. We have shown some epic examples of shingle-style houses (both grand and humble) over the years, and they have aged well. Whether found on the rugged shores of PEI or the West Coast — and parts in between — these shingled homes embody summer.