Attributes of Massachusetts Cape Style Homes

Cape style properties are a common style for single family homes. This design originated in colonial America and was inspired by half-timbered structures in England. It was later enhanced to include steep roof lines to better adapt to New England climate conditions. It has unique characteristics that differentiate them from other building designs. The following are attributes of Massachusetts cape style homes.

Attributes Of Massachusetts Cape Style Homes

Cape style homes are usually free-standing buildings with one and a half living levels and some or all of the upper level having slanted ceilings. The layout is typically symmetrical with the entry way in the center and windows on both sides of the doorway. Shutters and clapboard siding are also characteristic of Cape style houses. The top floor includes bedrooms and the first floor includes the living room, dining room, kitchen, and possibly one bedroom. The entry way ordinarily opens to stairs to the second floor or directly to the living room.

Appeal of Cape Style

Cape style houses are more compact and more inexpensive to build than full colonial homes yet still offer more than one level living. Its exterior design elements are very charming. It is considered one of the original American home styles. This completes our introduction to attributes of Massachusetts cape style homes.

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About Chris Graves

I grew up in Massachusetts, spent the majority of my young adult life in Boston, and own a home in Windham NH. I have owned properties in MA and NH. I specialize in mortgage lending in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and my company does have the ability to lend in other states. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst Massachusetts in 2002. I have a Bachelor’s in Science. In addition to managing a team of loan officers my personal loan production is always in the top of the entire of company. I have personally been in the mortgage business for over 13 years. I pride myself with taking my clients from application to close in the smoothest and quickest way possible, while keeping them well informed during the entire process. I originate my own loans from start to finish and work hand in hand with my loan processors & underwriters to make sure I am updated to the minute with all of my files. I stay up to date with lending guidelines and speak with underwriters on a daily basis to ensure I am aware of all of the lending guidelines in place.

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