The shingle style—the architecture of the American summer—is interpreted by Ike Kligerman Barkley, one of the most successful firms practicing in a traditional style today.
IKBA presents its core philosophy: when their clients walk into their new house, they should feel as though they have always lived there. The versatility of the simple shingle, which can be bent, shaped, or wrapped around the entire form, creates an architecture that is at once traditional and welcoming, clear and modern. As part of the American architectural continuum, as an evocative sensory experience, as a nurturing cocoon, and as a material record of a life well and truly lived, the shingled house achieves that goal.
Fourteen houses are featured here, with examples throughout the fabled seaside resorts of New England—Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and the Hamptons—as well as primary residences in California and Connecticut. All are characterized by a sense of graciousness and generosity that makes them unique spaces for the owners and enviable spaces for readers.