Shingle style homes blend into the landscape. Architects used natural colors to suggest rustic homes of New England settlers. By covering most or all of home w/ shingles stained a single color, architects created an uniform, unembellished surface
Shingle Style homes were never the humble dwellings of fishing folk. Built in seaside resorts like Newport, Cape Cod, eastern Long Island and coastal Maine, many of these houses were vacation "cottages" for the very wealthy.