Welcome to my dream home . . . the charming Cape Cod! My personal dream home is a cottage-style where traditional elements are married with warmth and charm. A big front porch for welcoming family and friends is a must!
October to early April is the Cape’s off-season, and what many don’t know is that the exorbitant prices for accommodations fall precipitously during this time. Despite what the low prices may suggest, there are plenty of things to do in the winter – without the crowds of the summer tourist season.
Add shed dormer to existing barn roof line, then add porch. :-) Aptly named, because it looks like a shed that's been placed on the roof, this type of dormer will maximize the amount of usable interior space. Shed dormers are common at the back of Cape Cod houses, where the extra space they provide trumps the charm of a doghouse dormer.
I've already pinned this once, but there is the story: A simple cottage undergoes a sophisticated transformation that respects its past but celebrates its quirky character. Antiques dealer Angus Wilkie has owned this foursquare early-19th-century cottage on four acres for 18 years. The house is located 110 miles northeast of New York City, where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. Read more at Marthastewart.com: 35 Home Tours