Shades of Brown

  • Shingle Style Book: Blake House

    "To me, they are the most iconic image of home," says Lucia Howard of Ace Architects and co-author of Shingle Style: Living in San Francisco’s Brown Shingles. "There's something primeval and…   Read the Article

  • Shingle Style: Wooden You Love to Live Here?

    If Mother Nature lived in a house, she'd choose one of these: An amazing array of Berkeley-area homes built to blend in, beautifully, with the world around them.   See the Gallery

  • Shingle Style: The Artistic Life

    "There was no TV, there were no computers," says Lucia Howard. "These people created their own diversions." Everyday spaces featured classical details and easily transformed into performance…   See the Image

  • Shingle Style: An Illusion of Age

    Carrigan House, also on the book's cover, was built in 1892, but the architect, Ernest Coxhead, included touches — a purposely bowed roof, ersatz add-ons — to make this uniquely American structure…   See the Image

  • Shingle Style: An Architectural Conversation

    In the background, the Coxhead-designed Van Sant House from 1906; in the foreground, Roger Lee’s modernist Stromberg House, built in 1966 in the Second Bay Region style, an imitation and…   See the Image

  • Shingle Style: A Water Tower

    This outbuilding to The Igloo is 85 feet high, the tallest of its kind in the Bay Area, and also held a garage and servants' quarters.    See the Image

  • Shingle Style: "The Igloo"

    Published 10/02/13 in Home Styles
    Shingle Style: "The Igloo"

    Dubbed "The Igloo" because architect Matthew Bugbee created it as an homage to Alaska, this 1913 residence has a barn-like interior with electric lights (designed by the house's owner) that could…   See the Image

  • Shingle Style: Two in One

    Published 10/02/13 in Home Styles
    Shingle Style: Two in One

    Willis Polk, as in Polk Street, was a bon vivant known as the enfant terrible of San Francisco architecture. Always broke, he built his own home in a slice of a double-wide lot mostly taken up with a…   See the Image

  • Shingle Style: Wooden You Love to Live Here?

    This stunning new book from Rizzoli places beautiful homes in a historic context and allows the reader to walk through each exquisite example.    See the Image

  • Bedroom: Tiny Beach Cottage in San Diego

    A bamboo headboard lends a natural feel to the second bedroom. Offering 686 square feet of remodeled living space, this adorable cottage is located just 400 steps from the beach.   See the Image