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Cottage or Cape Cod?

I've been told both. I think it's more of a cottage. What do you think?

  • Diana Lafavor
    Diana Lafavor North Augusta, SC
    on Jun 30, 2014

    I vote Cottage but it could use a little TLC and accessorizing, I do like the symetry

  • Megan V (Our Pinteresting Family)
    Megan V (Our Pinteresting Family) Lutherville Timonium, MD
    on Jun 30, 2014

    I agree...I think it's more cottage. :)

  • Lizzy Bean
    Lizzy Bean Rehoboth Beach, DE
    on Jun 30, 2014

    It looks so quaint and needs a little TLC. I think it is more cottage than Cape Cod.

  • I agree with everyone. Cape cods do not have portulacas or front porches and they generally have a steeper roof, ornate front doors, and other architectural influences from new england.

  • Carol G
    Carol G Clermont, FL
    on Jun 30, 2014

    Cottage.

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Jun 30, 2014

    I vote cottage...this is ADORABLE!

  • Ann
    Ann
    on Jun 30, 2014

    Thank you, Everyone! I'm glad you agree - Cottage, it is! Diana, I couldn't agree with you more. I have a lot of landscaping to do - Cottage Gardening! I'm picturing hanging baskets, hollyhocks, morning glories, cone flowers...:)

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt Canada
    on Jun 30, 2014

    House looks in really good shape. Just needs some colourful plantings and maybe a shrub or two.

  • Cape Cod. Small but still a cape. Below is several types of styles. A few more are still left out, but you can see the differences in many.

  • Carol
    Carol Modesto, CA
    on Jul 1, 2014

    Cape Cod

  • Luanne Myburgh
    Luanne Myburgh South Africa
    on Jul 1, 2014

    I also think it is more cottage but whatever it is, it is home....

    • Sharon Rexroad
      Sharon Rexroad Columbia, MO
      on Jul 1, 2014

      What a wonderful concept, Jack! I've been house hunting recently and keep migrating to the American Small House. I even owned an a 1951 ASH a couple decade ago and it's been my favorite home ever!

  • Tris Smith
    Tris Smith Pawling, NY
    on Jul 1, 2014

    I vote for cottage and it needs some colorful painting outside to bring out the architecture

    • Sharon Rexroad
      Sharon Rexroad Columbia, MO
      on Jul 1, 2014

      Ann - in case you have a steel door, consider taking it to an auto body shop. I did a door in Mustang Red once and it was Fabulous!

  • NV87
    NV87 Nutting Lake, MA
    on Jul 1, 2014

    I live near the Cape. I would not consider this a Cape although minus the porch it might fit the bill, this is more like a cottage you would see "down the Cape".

  • Liliana Wells
    Liliana Wells Jackson, GA
    on Jul 1, 2014

    Because of the small size, I think of cottage.

  • Anna Erishkigal
    Anna Erishkigal East Sandwich, MA
    on Jul 1, 2014

    From someone who actually -lives- on Cape Cod ... it's a cottage. A Cape Cod roof has a steeper pitch to cast away the snow, rain and neverending fog/mist ... especially as traditional capes have a wood cedar shingle roof which rots if you don't have at least a 45-degree angle. It's so cute!!! Get some bushes and flowers for that pretty little cottage! And maybe some sort of large, central art piece for the gable end of the little porticullus which juts out the front --- perhaps a large sun or other artsy piece?

    • Ann
      Ann
      on Jul 1, 2014

      @Anna Erishkigal I was thinking about an art piece for that gable. You read my mind!

  • Karin From B'ham
    Karin From B'ham Birmingham, AL
    on Jul 1, 2014

    Cape Cod is defined as generally being at least 1.5 stories high. The home is absolutely adorable, and I think going for a "cottage" look will give you the most options for adding character through fanciful landscaping, accent colors, etc. And if you decide you don't want it, let me know!!

    • Ann
      Ann
      on Jul 1, 2014

      @Karin From B'ham Sorry Karin, we JUST bought it - haven't even moved in yet, but can't wait to!!!!

  • Barbara Jo
    Barbara Jo Wilmington, DE
    on Jul 1, 2014

    cottage

  • Valerie Ott
    Valerie Ott Hudson, OH
    on Jul 1, 2014

    I vote cottage. Cute, whatever it is!

  • Van Randall
    Van Randall Wichita, KS
    on Jul 1, 2014

    I'm curious when it was built and where and are the other houses around it all similar in style? That American Small House is interesting reading.

    • Ann
      Ann
      on Jul 1, 2014

      @Van Randall It was built in 1940, single owner home. IIt's amazing!!!!

  • Sharyn Diaz
    Sharyn Diaz La Pine, OR
    on Jul 1, 2014

    A Cape Cod IS a cottage :)

  • Pam Maltry Kern
    Pam Maltry Kern North Bend, OH
    on Jul 1, 2014

    Either way it is adorable.

  • Pat
    Pat Indianapolis, IN
    on Jul 1, 2014

    Located i what town? Certainly, not Las Vegas.

  • Pat
    Pat Indianapolis, IN
    on Jul 1, 2014

    In not i

  • Pat
    Pat Indianapolis, IN
    on Jul 1, 2014

    Cottage: flower boxes on porch with vining plants hanging down. Suggest sweet potato vines.

  • I'm, from Canada and we would call it Cottage style, It' a cute house and I'm sure you will make it your own....can't wait for pictures later on to compare. Have fun with it...

  • Deb Titus
    Deb Titus Canada
    on Jul 1, 2014

    I'm a home designer, and what you have is a Very Cute Storey-and-a-half! It could also be called a cottage, but not a Cape Cod which has a different shaped roof and is also called a "salt-box" style.

  • Barbara Turner
    Barbara Turner Chesterfield, VA
    on Jul 1, 2014

    This is actually a rancher. If it WERE a Cape Cod, it would ABSOLUTELY have the 2 dormer windows on top! Normally a cottage has a larger front porch / portico. I studied architecture & I.D. on my own for 2 years when I was younger. Oh and as far as a Saltbox style, uh, no! It needs to have the extended slanted roof from center top to lower back to qualify for that destinction.

    • Barbara Turner
      Barbara Turner Chesterfield, VA
      on Jul 2, 2014

      @GR HAHAHAHAHA! Too funny! And how many centuries ago was that?! My ancestors are laughing trust me! We escaped from religious persecution! I'm actually descended from the Royal MacGregors. aka the Blanchetts - aka the Plunketts! My father's lineage.

  • Andrine
    Andrine Brunswick, ME
    on Jul 1, 2014

    cottage - like a blank canvas awesome possiblities- you may start a street of storybook cottages I have seen that happen

  • Karen Maison
    Karen Maison Leesburg, FL
    on Jul 1, 2014

    Cape Cod has dormers in the front in the roof. Can be as many as you want but usually 2 or 3.

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