The Cape Cod cottage style house is modeled after simple houses of Colonial New England. It can be considered an subset of the Colonial Revival style. Early examples were traditionally shingled, but 20th Century Cape Cod cottages can be clad in stucco, clapboard, brick or other cladding materials. In the post WWII building boom many houses built were Cape Cod Cottages. The Cape Cod Cottage style was popular in Amercian residential building from the 1920s to the 1940s. In Levittown, New York, the first housing development in the United States, of the 17,400 cottages located in the development many were Cape Cod Cottages.
- One story cottage with loft attic space
- Symmetrical windows
- Simple door and door surround
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