written by bruce irving • photographed by brian vanden brink icon
ALL-AMERICAN • Born in New England, the pared-down Shingle Style
made an architectural declaration of independence
RENOWNED ARCHITECTURAL HIS- torian Vincent J. Scully Jr.’s definitive book on the Shingle Style is aptly titled Architecture of the American Summer. Relaxed, informal, and comfortable, the Shingle Style produced houses
with names like “Breezyside by the Sea,” “Breakwater,”
“Wave Crest,” and “Seacroft.” They dotted the turn-of-
the-century New England coast, capturing the essence
of the new leisure class and sending out a very American
declaration of architectural independence.
jane goodrich and Jim
Beyor spent 20 years building
“Kragsyde II,” a replica of
the classic 1882 Shingle Style
house pictured on Page 60.