Cape Cod House PlansThe Cape Cod house plan first emerged in New England in the late 17th century and kept its popularity until the mid 1800's. The Cape Cod house, also called the Cape-style house, is the simplest of all New England Colonial houses. Generally, a "Cape" is a rectangular frame house (usually shingled or clapboarded) with a straight unadorned ridge roof, and a massive chimney centrally located in line with the front entrance. The door opens onto a tiny entrance hall. The interior began as two rooms, one room deep, but later Capes often were expanded at sides and back when privacy became an issue. The Depression era saw a revival of the Cape Cod style house plan when a desire for smaller, economical, yet nostalgic looking homes became popular. When you think of Cape Cod House Plans, you can't help but envision the New England towns of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Defining features of Cape Cod house plans are:
Other related house plan styles that would include Cape Cod style house plans are Early American house plans, New England Colonial house plans and Coastal house plans. Monster House Plans has an outstanding collection of Cape Cod House plans and other nostalgic Early American plans to choose from.
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