Cottage or Cape Cod?
I've been told both. I think it's more of a cottage. What do you think?
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.
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...:)
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.
"American Small House." See https://www.google.com/url?q=http://georgiashpo.org/sites/uploads/hpd/pdf/American_Small_House.pdf&sa=U&ei=q5yyU9azD46SyASbmoCQCw&ved=0CBEQFjAC&sig2=WGrdX8nHfzzNkLMQLnL09g&usg=AFQjCNErYeywwjR9rlYBStVzOGiqvwSpRg
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".
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?
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!!
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.
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...
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.
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.
cottage - like a blank canvas awesome possiblities- you may start a street of storybook cottages I have seen that happen