Originally designed to stand up the region’s stormy weather, the traditional Cape Cod home is a simple one. Usually one to 1½ stories, the style is often characterized by colorful wooden shutters and a steep roof. Early settlers in 1800s New England, where the Cape Cod originates, centered the home around the fireplace and connecting chimney, and the houses often had many windows facing the south to achieve the warming effect called “passive solar.”
The exterior of a Cape Cod was traditionally clapboard or shingles, and some design elements of the home’s inside included wood floors and wainscoting to reduce interior moisture. The Colonial Revival period that began in America in the 1930s led to an influx of Cape Cod-style homes being built along the east coast. These more modern homes tended to be taller than their original counterparts, usually two stories with sash windows on the second floor. The symmetry that’s characteristic of a Cape Cod remained.
In Durham, Cape Cods for sale can be found in East Durham, Trinity Park, and Forest Hills, some with an interesting historic past. Many of Durham’s Cape Cods were built during the post-war boom following World War II. These homes are characterized by side gables with wings jetting out of one or both sides of the home.
Companies in the Triangle that can custom-build a quaint or sprawling modern Cape Cod include Royal Homes and Stanton Homes. In the capital city, both Northwest Raleigh and the Brentwood neighborhood boast many traditional Cape Cods.
Chapel Hill’s Downing Creek has Cape Cods that were built between 1980 and 2000. Also in Chapel Hill, you can find Cape Cods for sale in the Morgan Creek area that have been modernized, but still retain all of the charm of the classic style.
Below is a complete list of Cape Cods for sale in the Triangle - including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding areas. Please feel free to Contact Us with any questions, or to help you narrow down your search.
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