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Cape Cod

1620-Present

 

The Cape Cod is one of the earliest homes built by American colonists still popular today. Early versions were very crude with one room on the first floor and a sleeping loft above. Modern versions are larger with a living room, dining room, and kitchen on the first floor; bedrooms and bath in the attic; and chimneys at either end. This latter version became the most popular style of home in the United States between 1920 and 1950.


General description:

  • Small, symmetrical house with a central entrance

  • Steep, shingled, gable roof with a central chimney

  • Living and sleeping quarters on the first floor

  • Additional bedrooms and bath may be added to the attic

  • Lack of central hallway necessitates walking through one room to access another


Exterior features to consider in kitchen design:

  • White clapboard, wood shingles, or brick

  • Double-hung windows with shutters

  • Simple in design and craftsmanship

  • Classic white picket fence


Recommended kitchen design elements:

PL-G-Art-Deco-recessed

Cabinet Doors

  • Type: Inset

  • Style: Recessed panel

  • Finish: Stain

  • Wood: Maple or oak

Countertops

  • Laminate

  • Soapstone

Flooring

  • Linoleum

  • Ceramic

Architectural Details

  • Simple crown molding

  • Chair rail

 

 


 



 

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