Jane Goodrich began building her Swans Island home in the early 1980s when she was just 19 years old. She based the design on
historic drawings and blueprints of a shingle-style masterpiece named Kragsyde. The house has a stately fireplace in the “living hall.”
Goodrich explains, “In those days, many shingle-style and Queen Anne houses had what was called the living hall, which is essentially
a room large enough to live in that also works as an entrance.” The room is covered in carved ash wood paneling.