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Economical and Fit for a King
1950s floor plan and rendering of neo-colonial Cape Cod house

1950s floor plan and rendering of neocolonial Cape Cod house called "Camalot"

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The "Camalot" House Plan

Camalot is a brand of rock climbing equipment, so we presume the intended name of this floor plan to be Camelot, the legendary home of King Arthur. Compare this Cape Cod inspired design with the larger, three-bedroom Harmony plan in this series.

Why is this a Neocolonial style?

  • Inspired by Cape Cod colonial style, but without rigid adoption
  • Side gabled roof with an additional front gable
  • One-and-a-half stories with an unusual single dormer
  • Decorative shutters
  • Modern features, such as an attached garage

See Neoeclectic Homes in Suburbia for an introduction to these mid-century home designs.

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