Cape Cod House Plans

Classic Cape Cod architectural style home built for efficiency and with opportunities to expand.

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Cape Cod house plans are characterized by their clean lines and straightforward appearance, including a single or 1.5-story rectangular shape, prominent and steep roof line, central entry door, and large chimney. Historically small, the Cape Cod house design is one of the most recognizable home architectural styles in the U.S. and stems from the practical needs of the colonial New England settlers.

What to Look for in Cape Cod House Designs?

Simple in appearance and typically small in square footage, Read More

Cape Cod house plans are characterized by their clean lines and straightforward appearance, including a single or 1.5-story rectangular shape, prominent and steep roof line, central entry door, and large chimney. Historically small, the Cape Cod house design is one of the most recognizable home architectural styles in the U.S. and stems from the practical needs of the colonial New England settlers.

What to Look for in Cape Cod House Designs?

Simple in appearance and typically small in square footage, Cape Cod style homes feature

  • One or one-and-a-half-story, rectangular structure with a central front door, and often with dormers extending out of the roof.
  • A steep roof with little to no roof overhang extending across the front of the house and roof gables on the side.
  • Limited exterior adornments such as small porches and shutters.
  • A traditional floor plan with a central hallway and prominent fireplace.
  • Today’s Cape Cod style house plans often have an open floor plan layout, the master suite on the first floor, and a large kitchen.

Architectural styles similar to the Cape Cod include cottage house plans and New England style home plans.

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Traditional, Practical & Elegant Define the Cape Cod Home


TPC author Brian Toolan
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From New England  . . . To Your Neighborhood   Today’s Cape Cod house plans are often much more than first meets the eye. Sure, the house designs are steeped in tradition and practicality – that’s what made them so popular for generations. But today’s Cape Cod home plans offer a certain elegance and even modernity in their floor plans design that has homeowners more excited than they have been in decades. Can you imagine a simple, rectangular frame house capturing the fascination of a nation? That


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