Circa 1880 — 1900
Another of the Victorian era styles. the shingle form, was found mostly in New England and it was a distinctly American style. The main subtypes included the asymmetrical hipped roof form with cross gables, the side-gabled form, the front-gabled form, the cross-gabled form and the gambrel roof form, all of which had a very steep pitch. In contrast to most of the Victorian styles, the shingle structure did not emphasize the the decorative details because the cladding itself was the main decorative detail and it in turn emphasized the unique shape of the home.
Shingle style homes usually had extensive porches That wrapped around the sides of the structure and were supported by classic or square columns, shingled supports, or stone supports. The roof line typically had multiple levels and the shingles would have extended not only to the eaves but also onto the roof. Most of the shingle homes, no matter what the root shape, would have had dormers that were shingled in the same style as the rest of the home. These dormers could be as simple as gable and hipped dormers or as unique as eyebrow and polygonal dormers. The windows were often in lines of three or more and the foundation was usually built with rough stones to create the look of rustication.
Builders in the Carolinas rarely used the pure form of Shingle Style home plans, preferring to simplify the plan and use singles as an architectural element to enhance interest in – rather than creating a standard Victorian Shingle style house.