This residence in Washington state has, according to architect David Vandervort, "the small scale, informal, cottage legacy of ... an existing small cabin [that] had occupied the site for years and held many fond memories for the homeowners." Informality arises from the trellises and the dormers that dramatically project from the roofline.
This home in the Pacific Northwest is a contemporary update of the Cape Cod style. All the characteristics of the Cape Cod house are here while the material palette, such as the metal roof, has been updated. It's proof that the Cape can be adapted to today's technology and building techniques.
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Cape Cod. Traditionally these are simple rectangular in plan with gable roof and sometimes dormers in the attic. Updates: Metal roofing and exposed wood trellises create outdoor spaces. The lack of roof overhangs on the dormers creates a clean, contemporary look.