Located on a sweeping lawn on the South Fork of Long Island, this gracious weekend house by Bay Area architect Jerome Buttrick of Buttrick Wong Architects echoes the Shingle Style aesthetic of the last century (described by Vincent Scully as "the architecture of the American summer").The classically proportioned house features a single long gable, shingled in cedar, and white clapboard siding; Marvin double-hung windows and swinging French doors add a traditional note.
For anyone embarking on a remodeling or construction project, Marvin offers the myMarvin Remodeling Planner, a free, easy-to-use tool that allows you to create room layouts for your entire house using your own dimensions. Start with a floor plan, add furniture, windows and doorways. View from above or in elevation view (there's also a budget calculator and scrapbook for storing your own images).
Above: The double-height living room opens to the outdoors via Marvin French doors; additional light floods the room via a row of clerestory windows.
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