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A Closer Look: Seduced by the Shingle Style

A new cottage makes the most of a narrow lakeside lot with charming details outside and comfy nooks within

This Wisconsin cottage had many more notable details than we had room to print in the magazine.  As impressive as the exterior is, with a classically detailed–but modern–master bath, carefully appointed trim and built-ins throughout, and a peek-a-boo laundry, the interior embodies an understated luxury.    

Read Seduced by the Shingle Style  to learn more about this distinctive family getaway.

With crisp triangles and sweeping curves, a new lakeside vacation home recaptures traditional shingle-style details. Photo: Arleta Chang.
A modern tub and glass shower doors are surrounded by period trim details in the master bath. A fixed window provides lake views even from the shower.
A long frame-and-panel pocket door conceals the laundry that’s conveniently located in the second-floor hallway. (Closed)
A long frame-and-panel pocket door conceals the laundry that’s conveniently located in the second-floor hallway. (Open)
A closer look at the copper-lined built-in gutters shows how they were used to eliminate the fascia for a sharp, uncluttered eave.
A new veranda just outside the kitchen and dining room overlooks the lake. Banks of windows and an entry wrapped in transoms and sidelites bring sunlight and views deep into the first floor.
Charming details like this bracket framing an inglenook are the essence of shingle-style interiors.
A mudroom window seat is available to those coming and going, but is also a tempting place to curl up with a good book.
Photos by Brian Pontolilo, except where noted 
From Fine Homebuilding187 (Houses) , pp. 77-81 July 1, 2007