Classic Shingle Style Dream Home by Douglas VanderHorn Architects
Rye, New York, United States
This lovely newly built shingle style residence was designed by Douglas VanderHorn Architects and built by Significant Homes LLC. Enter into a formal foyer with beautiful staircase, herringbone wood flooring and exceptional pilasters, casings and elliptical arched openings. Just beyond the foyer you’re welcomed into a bright living room with panelled fireplace wall with decorative mantel. One of the highlights of the residence is the beautiful American cherry wood library with custom built-in bookcases, a lavish mantel with lapstrake hull of a wooden sailboat and a hidden panel that opens to reveal a concealed passage. French doors and a beamed ceiling are additional features of this space. Other highlights of the home include a large bright gourmet kitchen, a comfortable family room with cathedral ceiling, a lovely formal dining room with a wall of french doors and a nautical themed basement complete with double bunkbed niche, an L-shaped rift-sawn mahogany wet bar and an indoor recreation court. Scroll down and take a tour inside this gorgeous shingle style home. Be sure to also view a Jacobean Country Home in Greenwich, Connecticut by Wadia Associates. Photos by James Merrell Photography.
Douglas VanderHorn Architects: “An idyllic home rendered in classic shingle style, blends well into its natural surroundings, emerging from the landscape and extending cooly toward sea and sky. Four gables intersect a central hipped-roof. Matching front and rear shed dormers at the attic level culminate in a widow’s walk with Chippendale balustrade and a handsome pair of brick chimneys. The two stately front gables each feature an oriel bay window and together frame a spacious rectangular porch decorated with Doric columns and a railing echoing the widow’s walk. Towards the rear terrace, lawn, pool, and gardens, the two opposite gables diverge at wide angles from the center – gesturing as if to openly embrace the scenic shoreline. Rough-hewn stone walls rise prominently anchoring the house to its terrain. Distinctive stone arches drape the major openings. Stained-shingle siding prevails at the upper stories coursing along full and angular volumes with lean ornamentation. The broad expanse of this stately shingle style home is tempered by the rhythm and elegance of each window and door composition. The façade employ classical adornments conservatively to spotlight the whimsical shapes and voids that add vitality to a well-established symmetry. While rich in detail and texture, the bright interiors are far from ostentatious. Discreet embellishments appear intermittently like the abstracted lapstrake boat at the mantelpiece of the stained cherry library, shiplap paneling in the recreation room and elsewhere, beam-and-v-groove-board ceilings in the family room, and mahogany timber beams and accents at the third floor office. In the entry foyer, a formal staircase with spindly balusters cascades from the herringbone wood floor and painted full-height paneling punctuated by the pilasters, casings, and keys of elliptical arched openings.”