Cape Cod house


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Cape Cod house

Cape Cod house
A colonial one-and-a-half-story rectangular house of wood-frame construction that originated on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Usually characterized by: a massive central chimney serving all fireplaces; a gable roof; a roof covering and exterior wall covering of hand-split wood shingles, left unpainted to weather to a gray color; double-hung windows on the first story and often on the gable-end walls; paneled doors; a partial basement. Cape Cod houses are of three types: full Cape house, which has two windows on each side of the front door; three-quarter Cape house, which has two windows on one side of the front door and a single window on the other side; and a half Cape house, which has two windows on one side of the front door and none on the other.
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His hobbies are theater and walking along the beach near the family's Cape Cod house.
She knew all the birds and flowers, and loved spending time at the familys Cape Cod house.
Everywhere you have these little Cape Cod houses that are being turned into three- and four-story properties," Nasso said.
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