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Cape Cod — 1880 to 1960

Cape Cod Style

Cape Cod Characteristics

The short answer

This is a subtype of the Colonial Revival style and was popular throughout the same period though it peaked from 1920 to 1960.

Once the simplest type of small New England home, the Cape Cod is seen in almost every neighborhood. The principal advantage of the Cape Cod was its small size and economy. Where a larger Colonial Revival was out of reach for many a young couple or first time buyer, the Cape Cod was often relatively affordable.

Most had living areas and bathroom downstairs with two small bedrooms on the second floor.

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