Roots of Style: Cape Cod Evolves Into an American Favorite

Nilsen Landscape Design’s Wellesley Project was recently featured in a Houzz article about Cape Cod style architecture and design.

“This Boston example faithfully follows the Cape Cod style and adds dormers to complete its look. You’ll notice that some examples in this story have shutters like this one, while others do not. Early original Cape Cods may have included shutters to aid in weather protection, while more recent interpretations of the style may have decorative shutters or none at all. Also note that the entrance door has classically detailed pilasters that define it, which relates to Colonial Revival styles.”

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