Cape Cod House Style -- A FREE MacDraft Floor Plan for the Mac!
A Cape Cod 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, perfectly pitched roof with end gables and a large central chimney. This house is a good bad-weather house.
The Cape Cod style, and its Colonial Revival descendant of the 1930s–50s, originated with the colonists who came from England to New England. They used the English house with a hall and parlor as a model, adapting this design with local materials to best protect against New England's notoriously stormy weather. Over the next several generations emerged a one- to one-and-a-half-story house with wooden shutters and clapboard or shingle exterior.
An Unfurnished Cape Cod House
A Furnished Cape Cod House
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