Capes: Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling, and Building New

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Taunton Press, 2003 - Architecture - 218 pages
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Cape Cod homes are a perennial favorite among small and growing families, and they can often benefit from being brought up-to-date. Capes is a combination of practical, attractive designs and proven ideas for renovating, remodeling, or building a Cape Cod-style home. Featuring over 20 case studies of updated homes and Capes built from scratch, the book is illustrated with inspiring original color photographs and before-and-after floor plans.
 

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I bought this book for the pictures! We are renovating an old house and needed inspiration. There are plenty of colored pictures in the book and it certainly gave us some ideas. I would recommend the book to anyone doing the same thing. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Updating a Classic Cape
10
The Hallmarks of Cape Style
18
Cape Renaissance
25
CHAPTER TWO Modest Remodels
34
Working with What Youve Got
40
When Dowdy Wont Do
46
Room at the Top
52
A Cape Compound
132
A Cape for the Generations
138
Stone Sprawler
148
CHAPTER FOUR New Homes from
158
The Benefit of a Budget
168
Little V Architecture
176
A Cape with a New Twist
182
A Cape Reborn
190

CHAPTER THREE Ambitious Additions
86
Stretching Out and Up
92
Opening a Cape to the Outdoors
98
From Cape to Bungalow
108
A Spirited Transformation
116
Trial Size to Family Size
124
To the Edge and Back
198
CHAPTER FIVE New Directions
206
UpsideDown Cape
212
Index
218
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Jane Gitlin is an architect who specializes in residential design. She is also the author of Capes (The Taunton Press, 2003) and coauthor of Deck & Patio Idea Book (The Taunton Press, 2003) and Family Home Idea Book (The Taunton Press, 2003). She lives in Fairfield, CT.

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