Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cape Cod Charmer

Cape Cod #4
I'm always on the lookout for Cape Cod homes, that is the style of my own home. There are not many in San Pedro as it is an East Coast design, with its steep sloping roof, chimney with fireplace, dormers, multi-pane double hung windows, and shutters.

I think the color they chose to accent this house is charming, especially since this home is located very close to the beach. What do you think?

The first Cape Cod style homes were built by English colonists who came to America in the late 17th century. They modeled their homes after the half-timbered houses of England, but adapted the style to the stormy New England weather. Over the course of a few generations, a modest, one- to one-and-a-half-story house with wooden shutters emerged. Reverend Timothy Dwight, a president of Yale University, is credited with recognizing these houses as a class and coining the term "Cape Cod."

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1 comment:

  1. This one is my favorite of the four. Maybe it is the blue accent. It just looks 'cape' like. The whale on the front door beckons another look! Lovely!


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