No, I don’t want you to actually catch shingles. I have heard they are incredibly painful and you need to take precautions if you had the chicken pox (thank you American pharmacuetical tv ads). Instead of an unpleasant disease, I am talking about shingle styled homes common around the Hamptons, New England, and the lovely northeastern islands. Nothing screams summer, or the end of summer, like a beautiful shingle home. Originally built to create heat in chilly coastal New England towns, these “Gray Ladies” turn gray due to the elements these homes were built to endure. Now, any shingle-style home can be pre-made any shade of gray.
There is a undeniable appeal to these homes which scream relaxing vacation a la Something’s Gotta Give. Today, I rounded up some of my favorite shingles that will have you wishing summer would last just a little bit longer. These homes are also a hint for my Labor Day location….
A timeless shingle-style home perfectly shuttered with white trim and fabulous hedging. Via AD
The phenomenal Hamptons retreat of Scott Currie has a mix of clapboard and shingles. Let’s not forget the mix of potted boxwood. Via Elle Decor
Can you see the shingles turning grey?! A perfect example of the weathered look that turns timeless.
A famous Nantucket shingle-style home. I love that the doors are painted gray as well.
A more modern take of shingles. Via AD
A shingle colonial home.What are your thoughts? Too much architecture going on, or just right?
STUNNING. I really am at a loss for words
I know summer is ending, but don’t you want to permanently locate in a shingle-style home all year long?!