Architecture Explained | Cape Cod Homes
Cape Cod style houses were built in New England from the late 17th century until about 1850. In the out lands of Cape Cod, materials and other resources were scarce, thus the houses were often more modest than elsewhere.
Early America’s version of the starter home and were built in New England from the late 17th century until 1850. Architects rediscovered the Cape Cod house in the 1930s, when both the Colonial Revival and the Depression combined to create a desire for small, economical, yet old-fashioned houses.
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The Cape Cod house came into its own in the 1940s and 1950s. GIs returning from World War II were encouraged to buy homes for their growing families. Today, the charming Cape Cod style remains as one of America’s most archetypal cottage-style houses. It appeals both to our strong sense of cultural heritage and our need to create a contemporary, yet quintessential, cottage home.
Cape Cod Home Features
- Steeped roof
- Story-and-a-half house with single gabled ends
- Multi paned windows
- A ridge-centered chimney
- Absence of decorative exterior trim or ornamentation except for small window hoods and transom windows above the entry door
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