December 5, 2022

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Architecture is historic with simple, direct floorplan

They absolutely sure aren’t trophy properties. But the Cape Cod-type home has stood the check of time, not only on our sandy peninsula, but all around the country. In his 2006 e-book “The Cape Cod Cottage,” architectural historian William Morgan put it this way:

“The Cape Cod cottage is nearly the best dwelling. A combination of requirement and custom, the Cape Cod has been a basic, iconic, and enduring expression of the American house for virtually 4 hundred several years.”

What is a Cape-style house?

Cape Codders are most likely to see scores of these houses as they tootle together our byways, and they could even live in 1. But let’s break down the particulars of the fashion. Here is how the style is defined by the Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey: