Updating classic american capes
In tony Chatham, this classic 1747 Cape has a 2013 addition where "original details including wide width pine flooring, three fireplaces, built ins, and hardware" meet "central air, delightful new cooks kitchen with adjacent great room, first and second floor master suites and third two room guest bedroom and bath." Provincetown's 1790 beauty with a very 2015 price tag is an example of a Cape with an asymmetrical façade with two windows to the left side of the front door and just one on the right, likely indicating that the original owner/builder was trying to save a couple bucks.Clearly, that's not the case for the current seller, who has added a high-end kitchen and baths while managing to preserve much of the gorgeous original detail.Thus, the homes were often built south-facing, a story and a half high and featured a central front door with two multi-paned windows on either side, steeped pitched roofs, exterior shutters, and covered in cedar shingles or clapboard.Since snowy and stormy was followed with hot and humid (with a week of spring and fall, respectively, in between), interior walls were covered with wainscoting to help deal with the constant moisture issues of the coastal climate.What do the Pilgrims, suburban sprawl, haute historic districts, and Yankee thrift all have in common? Simple and symmetrical, the Cape, as it is better known, has been a fixture on The Cape since the 17th century.
Richly illustrated with inspiring original photography and before-and-after floor plans.Here are three classic Capes, updated and upgraded for 2015, that are on the market right now: The circa 1640 Mulberry Cottage is currently the oldest house for sale on Cape Cod.Once owned by Samuel Hinckley, an ancestor of three U. Presidents, this adorable Cape is on the National Register of Historic Places and even comes with its own replica barn.· 1640: The Oldest House For Sale on Cape Cod Was Once Owned by an Ancestor of Three U. Jeff and Jennifer Kuryluk, who were eager to move their growing family from a two-bedroom house in Fairfield, Connecticut, to one with four bedrooms and a little character, did the math over and over.