Stone and Shingle-style Carriage Housecomments (10) November 20th, 2008 in Project Gallery
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.”
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posted in: Project Gallery, additions, entryway, shingle style
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