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Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

Design snapshot: Shingled swordfish as sea

comments (0) November 29th, 2012 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

Click To Enlarge Photo: Katie Hutchison

I know having favorites is generally frowned upon, but I happily admit that white-cedar shingles are my favorite building material. They're versatile, durable, practical, and, in the right hands, can be shaped into graphic, artful, and/or fun creations. I like new, white-cedar shingles, the color of warm sand, and old, white-cedar shingles, weathered silver grey. I like them in all manner of courses: standard, alternating, scalloped, diamond-shaped, staggered, domed, chamfered, wavy, and pictorial; you name it.

This shingled swordfish, in among shingled waves, edged by a shingled rake, adorns a modest garage which happens to border a beachfront property. I salute the inspired team who commissioned, designed, and created this scene, whoever they may be. Well done!

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne


Read more design snapshots by architect Katie Hutchison.

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