Although they evoke breezy summers spent among the late-nineteenth-century leisure class (say, in Newport), these Shingle homes from award-winning architect Wayne Visbeen are very much grounded in the present. Open kitchens, flexible spaces, and smart storage spaces are the kinds of details today’s buyers want.

Award-Winning Design

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Photo by Jeff Garland

Shingle-style details and handsome stone accents give this Visbeen Architects home, which won First Place at the 2011 American Residential Design Awards in the Published Designs category, a unique look. Graceful pillars at the entrance lead into a roomy foyer, a kitchen, and a large living room with a long bank of windows designed to capture a view. Not far away is the homeowner's private retreat, next to a cozy study perfect for reading or relaxing. Four generous bedrooms access their own laundry room upstairs. The plan includes a detached three-car garage with a huge storage space above, perfect for holding sports equipment or a workshop. See more images, information, and the floor plan.