Shingle Style Home by Austin Patterson Disston Architects

Shingle Style Home Strikes the Right Balance

Dynamic Architectural Publications

This timeless Colonial Shingle style home design is situated on a rocky ridge with spectacular views in Rye, New York. The architect, McKee Patterson, AIA, of Austin Patterson Disston Architects in Southport, Connecticut, achieved a delicate balance of subtlety and grand presence through finely wrought details that allow the homeowners’ art—and the stunning waterfront setting—to shine. “There’s a fine line between something looking too ornamented and not ornamental enough,” Patterson says. “It’s tricky to know where to stop and where to go.” Patterson and the homeowners agreed that the home should strike a balance, encouraging an easygoing pace without sacrificing …