Properties of a Cape Cod That Make it Different from other Modular Homes in Michigan

The Cape Cod modular homes, which originated in colonial New England, are generally one to one-and-a-half story dormered homes. It is so popular because of its simple yet elegant appearance.

The following are the properties distinct to a Cape Cod house;


Cedar shake shingles for the roof and siding. These unpainted shingles turn from a warm tan to a gray color over time. Clapboard siding is also common on Cape Cod cottages.

Double dormers. 

They punctuate the steep rooflines of many Cape Cod homes. The most common type of dormer used is a gabled one, which features a simple pitched roof with two sloping sides.

A Symmetrical Front Facade.

Traditionally Cape Cod homes have a symmetrical appearance and layout inside with a center hall and equal space on either side. Colonial Cape Cods featured a central chimney linked to a fireplace in every room; 20th century versions like the one shown moved the chimney to one end of the home.

Shutters and Window boxes.

The overall simplicity of the structures makes them ripe for exterior enhancements like operable shutters and window boxes.

A Wide Front Porch. 

Colonial versions of the style did not have front porches, due to climate and construction concerns, but they are common in revival incarnations of the look.