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Friday, November 13, 2009

The Houses of McKim, Mead & White

The Gamble House post reminded me of the book The Houses of McKim, Mead & Whiteby Samuel G. White that I've had for over a decade and often go to for ideas and inspiration.  Over the last few years I've slowly had all the shingles on the first floor of my house replaced.  The addition of the shingle diamond over front steps and the geometric motif on a bump-out on the southern wall were both inspired by houses in this book.  The 16 diamond shingles were cut from regular shingles.