The "Harmony" House Plan
At first glance, this house appears to be a typical Cape Cod home with a steeply pitched roof and center chimney. Details, however, make this a "modern adaptation of early American design," according to advertising brochures.
Why is this a Neocolonial style?
- Inspired by the Cape Cod colonial style, but without rigid adoption (for example, asymmetric, irregularly-shaped windows on the first floor facade; a "neo" side porch)
- Side gabled roof
- Two stories with dormers
- Multiple exterior sidings
- Lack of decorative shutters, although expected on a Cape Cod style
- Modern features, such as the "glass block partition between the living and dining rooms"
See Neoeclectic Homes in Suburbia for an introduction to these mid-century home designs.