...with shingled houses. When we built our home here in the woods, there was never any doubt that our expanded Cape Cod style home wouldn't have natural shingle siding. It symbolizes where we come from just like the salt air and cranberry bogs we were surrounded by did.
I think one of the things I love about New England architecture is all of the nooks and crannies, angles and details you can find in just about every home. Of course, that's also one of the reasons it can be difficult to decorate. I had two students from CA walk into an antique villager during one of my classes and declare, "There's nothing to be done with all this stuff. Pack it up and we're done!" The challenge was just too overwhelming for decorators who were used to one-floor, open-concept spaces. I'll tell you what I told them... "If you can decorate in New England, you can decorate anywhere."
Classic details never go out of style.
And what seaside home would be complete without an outdoor shower?
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