Cape Cod (house)

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This article refers to an architectural style. For other meanings of Cape Cod, see Cape Cod .
A Cape Cod cottage is a style of house originating in New England in the 17th century. It is traditionally characterized by a low, broad frame building, generally a story and a half high, with a steep, perfectly pitched roof with end gables, a large central chimney and very little ornamentation. Traditional Cape Cod houses were very simple: symmetrically designed with a central front door surrounded by two multi-paned windows on each side. Homes were designed to withstand the stormy, stark weather of the Massachusetts coast. Modern Cape Cod architecture still draws from colonial designs.

History

The Cape Cod cottage style (and in turn its Colonial Revival descendant of the 1930sā€“50s) originated with the colonists who came from England to New England. They used the English house with a hall and parlor as a model, adapting this design with local materials to best protect against New England's notoriously stormy weather. Over the next several generations emerged a 1- to -story house with wooden shutters and clapboard or shingle exterior.

The Reverend Timothy Dwight IV (1752ā€“1817), president of Yale University from 1795ā€“1817, coined the term "Cape Cod House" after a visit to the Cape in 1800. His observations were published posthumously in Travels in New England and New York (1821ā€“22).

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The Pilgrims designed houses that...
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