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Inspired by the Cape Cod Style

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By Carolyn Edgerton

Inspired by the Cape Cod Style

Edgerton's house. Click the photo for a larger view.

About My House

I am guessing it is a Cape Cod. I really do not know. It was built in 1978 and is located in northern Indiana.

Cape Cod Features

Dormers and steep roof seem to make me think of Cape Cod. The interior woodwork is very special and is my favorite detail. It seems to be a combination Cape Cod and something else. I appreciated your pictures of the modified Capes; they are what lead me to think mine is along that modified Cape Cod style.

Lessons Learned

  • The exterior landscaping is very difficult
  • Having a drive close to the door in the front makes the drive more of a feature than I expected.
  • Nonetheless, the drive in the front is very convenient.
  • Dormers take on a 'life of their own'. You do not get to ignore them; they make a statement and draw your eye up.
  • still learning how to make the front entrance dominate.

Jackie Craven, About.com Architecture, says:

Thank you for sharing the photo of your beautiful home. Although the house was built in 1978, it has many features borrowed from the historic Cape Cod style. I think you could describe the house as neoeclectic or neocolonial.
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