Cape Cod Style Home
Feel the ocean breeze on your face while sipping an ice-cold lemonade — this image evokes the quintessential lifestyle of the classic Cape Cod-inspired home, one accentuated by leisurely afternoons and simple aesthetics. Cape Cod style homes have been a signature architectural style of America since its earliest colonial beginnings, starting as a modest and practical home and transforming into a sleek and modern way of life.
History of Cape Cod-Style Homes
Cape Cod houses were introduced in the 17th century by early Puritan carpenters from England. This type of home plan was fast, easy and affordable to build while offering dependable durability from the harsh, cold climate.
Cape Cod homes built during this early time period were a simple square, single story structures with low roofs crafted from readily available oak or pine frames and covered in cedar shingles. For efficient heating, Cape Cod homes were built with a centrally located chimney and featured shutters that would close over the windows to protect the interior from inclement weather and cool temperatures.
Cape Cod houses earned their namesake from Reverend Timothy Dwight IV in the early 1800s, when he coined the phrase while visiting the Cape.
Distinctive Features of Cape Cod House Plans
Many love the look of Cape Cod homes because of their idyllic, charming aesthetic and deceptively simple looking design. Cape Cod homes are typically identified by their distinct features, including:
- Symmetrical, geometric facade
- Wood frame structure with shingled exterior
- Decorative and protective shutters
- Square, single story shape with side-gabled roof
- Centrally located chimney
Modern interpretations of Cape Cod building plans have added improvements to easily accommodate contemporary lifestyles, such as additional living space. Starting around the early 20th century, Cape Cod building plans became larger, with second story bedroom options, including roof dormers for added light and space, as well as separate kitchen areas and rooms built onto the sides and back of the central structure. Today, these added rooms are used as garages or additional living space including dining and family rooms.
Grab a Slice of the Cape with Cape Cod Building Plans From Green Diamond Builders
Add a bit of classic charm and coastal relaxation to your life with a new Cape Cod modular home from Green Diamond Builders. We offer a variety of beautiful, traditionally inspired Cape Cod manufactured homes to suit any lifestyle needs, design expectations and budget. We invite local homeowners throughout Maryland and Delaware to explore our selection of single and two-story Cape Cod plans to find your next forever home.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
At Green Diamond Builders, we’re a full-service residential building company dedicated to providing beautiful, dependable homes for residents throughout Maryland and Delaware. We’re currently building in three Delmarva-area communities, including Market Farm Estates in Felton, DE, Fieldstone Village in Dover, DE, and Reed’s Meadow in Worton, MD.
With all of our Cape Cod building projects, our team of dedicated, experienced professionals works with you every step of the way throughout the building and completion process. This ensures that we offer you a fully customized home that fits all your needs and expectations.
Explore our catalog of Cape Cod-style modular homes today, or learn more about our building projects by calling 302-284-1177 or filling out our online contact form.