greek shingles

HOUSE_09

This small home is a take on the shingled row houses of southern New England, particularly by a number of homes I visited on the Rhode Island-Massachusetts border while in graduate school.  The volume is a simple cube, wrapped in shingles for three stories, reflected by a nine-square breakdown in floor plan.  While the precedent is more humble in its vernacular porch, I’ve given it a more deliberately Grecian portico, with a deliberately pedimented end gable at top.  A small ocular window hints at the circular central staircase inside, played against the otherwise rectangular language of the whole.