Cape Cod Style Homes

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Editor’s Note: This is part of A Is For Atlanta’s ongoing series profiling architectural styles.  Each profile represents a category of homes listed in the FMLS, the Atlanta-area multiple listing service.


Some of the first houses built in the United States were Cape Cods. The original Cape Cod homes were shingle-sided, one-story cottages with no dormers. During the mid-20th century, the small, uncomplicated Cape Cod shape became popular in suburban developments. A 20th-century Cape Cod is square or rectangular with one or one-and-a-half stories and steeply pitched, gabled roofs. It may have dormers and shutters.

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Edit Credit: The FMLS article is based on research from numerous sources, including but not limited to: Architectural Digest Magazine,® Architecture Guide,® Architecture Coach, Traditional Home Magazine, Wikipedia,,,,, and

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