Cape Cod home style

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The '''Cape Cod home style''' is normally homes that are one- or one-and-a-half-story clapboard cottages with very little ornaments and no front porch. Windows have small [[pane]]s of glass and shutters. The [[gable roof]] typically has a central chimney and [[dormer window]]s. Interior of these homes consist generally of small rooms, a [[kitchenette]] and small [[bathroom]] and hardwoor floors.
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The '''Cape Cod home style''' is normally homes that are one- or one-and-a-half-story clapboard cottages with very little ornaments and no front porch. Windows have small [[pane]]s of glass and shutters. The [[gable roof]] typically has a central [[chimney]] and [[dormer window]]s. Interior of these homes consist generally of small rooms, a [[kitchenette]] and small [[bathroom]] and hardwoor [[floor]]s.
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The '''Cape Cod home style''' originated from a Massachusetts seaside village (see [[New England home style]]). It became the most popular house style from the 20's through the 50's and it is still very popular these days, because mainly of its practical and low-cost [[floor]] plans & [[building]] costs.
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The '''Cape Cod home style''' originated from a Massachusetts seaside village (see [[New England home style]]). It became the most popular house style from the 20's through the 50's and it is still very popular these days, because mainly of its practical and low-cost [[floor]] [[plan]]s & [[building]] costs.
[[Dormer window]]s are found in [[gable roof]]s, since they allow light and [[ventilation]] into the attic, which used to be the children sleeping area.
[[Dormer window]]s are found in [[gable roof]]s, since they allow light and [[ventilation]] into the attic, which used to be the children sleeping area.
The exterior shutters initialle protected the house from storms and unwelcome visitors.  Today, most shutter are [[nail]]ed to the wall and are purely decorative (see [[decorative shutter]]).
The exterior shutters initialle protected the house from storms and unwelcome visitors.  Today, most shutter are [[nail]]ed to the wall and are purely decorative (see [[decorative shutter]]).

Current revision as of 15:58, 10 August 2009

The Cape Cod home style is normally homes that are one- or one-and-a-half-story clapboard cottages with very little ornaments and no front porch. Windows have small panes of glass and shutters. The gable roof typically has a central chimney and dormer windows. Interior of these homes consist generally of small rooms, a kitchenette and small bathroom and hardwoor floors.

The Cape Cod home style originated from a Massachusetts seaside village (see New England home style). It became the most popular house style from the 20's through the 50's and it is still very popular these days, because mainly of its practical and low-cost floor plans & building costs.

Dormer windows are found in gable roofs, since they allow light and ventilation into the attic, which used to be the children sleeping area.

The exterior shutters initialle protected the house from storms and unwelcome visitors. Today, most shutter are nailed to the wall and are purely decorative (see decorative shutter).

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