A Book of Cape Cod Houses

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David R. Godine Publisher, 1970 - Architecture - 92 pages
Ask any child to draw a house, and what you will probably get is a symmetrical structure of one and a half stories with a door in the middle and a window on either side - in other words, a "Cape." From the mid-1600s to the 1850s, capes were the standard New England home, providing farmers and fishermen, city dwellers and country folk with houses that were easy to build, economical, and whose low-slung design stood up to the bracing winds that swept in from the ocean. After World War II, these straightforward practical designs were adapted to twentieth-century living. Here is the history of these charming homes, accompanied by detailed and elegant pencil drawings illuminating everything from the wallpapers to the floor plans.

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Thoroughly enjoying this book today. There is so much to learn about the functionality of these homes. The drawings are very helpful. Really teaches anyone the basics about the Cape Cod house and its architecture.

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