8575 Cape Cod Home Ideas

A style borne out of simplicity and function, the original Cape Cod design was all about dealing with rough weather on the New England coast. The practicality of this style has endured over three centuries since the early 1700s and is today one of the prime examples of American folk architecture.

A Cape Cod home is characterized by its attention to symmetry – a front door, flanked by windows on the left and right. The Colonial-era homes were simple, rectangular, one or one-and-a-half storey houses with a central chimney rising out of the steep roof pitch often made with cedar shingles. The exterior was clad in clapboard.

Features of what we would consider be typical Cape Cod style, such as doghouse dormers and window shutters came later when the style was adapted to specific weather and landscape variations in different regions. Front porches, which we find in many Cape Cod homes, was a variation of style from the Southeast with its warmer summers.

Irregular-shaped in-ground swimming pool with flagstone hardscape.

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Mid tone hardwood floors in the family room of this Colonial home provide and interesting contrast to stone floors in the patio.

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Yellow living room in a Colonial home, complete with double hung sash windows and accompanying valances, hardwood floors and patterned fabric sofa.

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Cape Cod beige living room with fireplace, hardwood floor, grand piano and classic fireplace.

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The backyard of this Cape Cod house has a large swimming pool surrounded by outdoor stone floors.

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Gorgeously luxurious emerald green bathroom with matching shaker cabinets and wall scones. Light hardwood floors and white ceiling balance the green tones while natural light filters through the green slatted windows.

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Farmhouse loft with striped carpet and comfortable patterned sofa.

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Wood-paneled living room in a Farmhouse home with floor-to-ceiling shelves. Geometric print carpet injects a sense of contemporary style.

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Victorian bathroom with blue and white wallpaper.

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Sapphire furniture match the pale blue living room walls in this Colonial Cape Cod home. The fireplace is kept simple with an understated white and blue palette.

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Traditional living room fireplace with elaborate wood mantel and gray stone surrounds.

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Gorgeous traditional living room in white, with double volume windows, a piano at the side and a mirror above the fireplace. The wall detailing reaches the ceiling and mirrors the multi-paned windows above the doors.

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Library in a Shingle-style Colonial home with full windows and lots of natural light.

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Dining room in a Farmhouse, with an oversized oriental rug, modern pictures and simple pendant lights.

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Cape Cod living room with two-tone curtains, neutral textured rug, white sofa and white mantel. A black ottoman doubles as the coffee table and extra seating.

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Sunroom with cream and patterned furniture, a textured neutral colored rug and a sleek black ceiling fan.

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View of the back of a Neoclassical Greek Revival home.

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Open plan kitchen and dining areas in a Colonial home with contemporary interiors.

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Jewel blue tones in the furniture and walls are carefully balanced with a white ceiling and a tan carpet in this living room. The massive clock above the mantel, pendant light and elaborate box beam ceiling and columns highlight a classical design style.

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Transitional living room with white wooden fireplace mantel and light stone surrounds.

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