When envisioning Cape Cod style houses, I think of a perfectly symmetrical 1 ½ story house sitting in the middle of lush, green grass in New England. The Cape Cod style came from the early colonists and is an adaption of the houses built in England at that time. Although the Cape Cod style has evolved over the years, it is a classic style that most people recognize. Want to know more about this style?
Original Cape Cod houses were single story with a central chimney. The attic space above the living area was typically left unfinished. Many Cape Cod houses can be easily recognized by the symmetry of the front. Usually, a front door located in the center with one or two windows on each side. The exterior colors of Cape Cod houses tend to be calming and neutral colors such as light blue, green, beige, and gray.
The interior of Cape Cod style houses include features such as planked walls, shaker style cabinets, vintage furnishings, and practical design. The overall design tends to be simplistic in nature with white walls and furniture and small light-colored accents. Window treatments tend to be very simple or not used at all since this style has an emphasis on the outdoors.