Here is a quick description of this style home:
A Cape Cod cottage is a style of house originating in New England in the 17th century. It is traditionally characterized by a low, broad frame building, generally a story and a half high, with a steep, pitched roof with end gables, a large central chimney and very little ornamentation. Traditional Cape Cod houses were very simple: symmetrically designed with a central front door surrounded by two multi-paned windows on each side. Homes were designed to withstand the stormy, stark weather of the Massachusetts coast. Modern Cape Cod architecture still draws from colonial designs.
I laugh at the mention of the stark weather because we did in fact live through Hurricane Bob while I was there, which was an awful hurricane.
The symmetry alone makes me love this style even more. The welcoming front door opens to highlight the stairs as you walk in and an open floorplan. Next time I am visiting my parents I need to dig up some old pictures but in the meantime here is the inspiration I would use for my future Cape style home.
I LOVE the front of this home.
The symmetry, the simplicity and those cedar shingles. YES!
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