Cape Cod House Plans & Cape Cod Home Plans
Floor Plans for the Cape style home are typically 1 1/2 stories with the location of the bedrooms on the second level. Simple in design and rich in character, Cape Cod house plans are a favorite among many New Englanders and Southerners alike. Cape Cod home blueprints feature steep sloping rooflines with end gables, which prevents snow build up during the winter and allows heat to rise into the sleeping area of the home.
Previous Cape Cod homes were constructed out of wood and covered in wide shiplap clapboard siding or cedar shake shingles to allow for contracting or expanding relative to the out side climate conditions. In the winter, the wood would swell against the wind. In the summer, the wood shrank allowing air to circulate freely throughout the home. Although the functions of these exterior features no longer apply, they are what define the Cape Cod house style and are still used.