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Stone and Shingle-style Carriage House

comments (10) November 20th, 2008 in Project Gallery
Click To Enlarge Photo: william Psolka

A welcoming glow ­radiates from the band of ­windows ­circling the ­turret of this ­American shingle-style ­carriage house. Tucked ­inside the rough-cut ­fieldstone and shingle tower, a ­winding iron stair­case rises to the second-floor guest quarters. Tiny windows in the tower base heighten the sense of ­mystery and ­romance as ­visitors ­ascend the stairs. The tower’s ­conical roof, the decorative ­corbels, the ­classical porch ­colonnade, and the quartersawn oak door ­complement the 19th-­century-style ­stonework.

When designing the ­carriage house, senior project designer ­Edwin C. Heinle sought to ­create a wonderful but ­playful view from the north side of the main house. ­Imagining ­romantic ­garden ­follies of ­centuries ago, ­Heinle ­fashioned the ­turret of the ­carriage house. To him, the ­little tower ­represents a “friendly ­sentinel, keeping watch and engaging the house in a kind of architectural conversation.”

Design or Plan used: Not specified
posted in: Project Gallery, additions, entryway, shingle style

Comments (10)

timtsoup timtsoup writes: Nice project! I found out who the architect is... Hiland Hall Turner Associates in Bernardsville, NJ. I called Hiland Turner and he was glad to chat about it.... briefly. As you can imagine, they're very busy.
Posted: 2:50 pm on May 20th

Franz39 Franz39 writes: I am familiar with the site and area, have toured the property during the construction phase, and am acquainted with the architect/designer and builder. The carriage house is truly outstanding and complements the main house and its environs. The design, materials of construction, and color palette are traditional shingle style, and the execution is simply stated, quite correct. It is wonderful to see that we still have the ability in this country to design and build something with traditional quality and values, and leave a legacy for the future.
Posted: 6:22 pm on November 25th

RDA RDA writes: Many people have written in to ask about this project. The builder is Eberle Builders Inc. of North Branch, N.J. You can see additional shots of this house by visiting
Posted: 12:05 pm on November 24th

OF OF writes: This is a terrible tease. I'd love to see a lot more detail... please!
Posted: 11:39 am on November 24th

woodencowboy woodencowboy writes: Absolutley stunning!
I was wondering what the outlying landscape looked like??
Great Job Folks!
Posted: 11:05 am on November 24th

dbahomeplans dbahomeplans writes: Nice end elevation. An angled shot would be useful in revealing the detail of how the turret engages the end gable of the house. A plan or a partial plan might be useful in this regard, too. You listed the senior project designer — is this his firm, or is there a firm that deserves credit, too? Little houses like this are a fun challenge.
Posted: 9:44 am on November 24th

Egroeg Egroeg writes: Clasic
Posted: 9:35 am on November 24th

meshemaine meshemaine writes: What a sweet little house. Would love to see how the interior laid out.
Posted: 9:10 am on November 24th

RobinBallew RobinBallew writes: Not to be redundant but Beautiful!,, Please add more information about this project..
Posted: 9:09 am on November 24th

vuiller vuiller writes: Absolutely beautiful! Good to see that great design is alive and well. Are there anymore details, such as square footage, or pictures of this house? Thanks
Posted: 6:56 am on November 24th

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