Crow's Pond House traditional-exterior

Crow's Pond House

Traditional Cape Cod "Half house" entry at twilight.

Photo by Scott Gibson, courtesy Fine Homebuilding magazine

The renovation and expansion of this traditional half Cape cottage into a bright and spacious four bedroom vacation house was featured in Fine Homebuilding magazine and in the books Additions and Updating Classic America: Capes from Taunton Press.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

So what type of vernacular design appeals to you?Is it the simple gable-shaped Cape with an exterior that appears to be a skin like a membrane that's tautly stretched over its frame?

What Houzzers are commenting on:

portiacalouro added this to Snow Shore Front elevation
16 hours ago
white chimney with black band, 6x6 windows,
pmcken added this to pmcken's ideas
last Friday
Love this
billhthompson added this to Cottage Screened In Porch
last Monday
Use screened in porch as connector to lighthouse
kathleenfirth added this to Exterior Ideas
last Sunday
love traditional Cape look, small window detail
angel369 added this to Mcfeely patio
March 19, 2015
mikkitmomoffive added this to mikkitmomoffive's Ideas
March 13, 2015
The enclosed portico
springmckenney added this to haleytown additions
March 10, 2015
ginasmom added this to ginasmom's Ideas
February 12, 2015
Tribelifescapes added this to Leah and Parker
February 2, 2015
KDS Designs added this to Elevations
January 31, 2015
koropatnick added this to koropatnick's Ideas
January 27, 2015
Bill corliss added this to 1956658jar's Ideas
January 24, 2015
lehmank1 added this to lehmank1's Ideas
January 24, 2015
tliebow added this to 316 Ideas
January 21, 2015
pallavinambiar added this to Cape Cod
January 20, 2015
Breezeway expansion and use of enclosed garden
lindseyme added this to exterior
January 7, 2015
roof lines
law117 added this to Cape cod exteriors
January 7, 2015
Added screened in porch
fallgreene added this to fallgreene
January 6, 2015
like the old style look
Minou Boubou added this to Landsdown
January 5, 2015
galerie grillagée au lieu de 3 saison: ajouter screen et portes francaises au lieu de fenêtres
pswright added this to Kitchen
January 2, 2015
white chimney stacks
tiffanydecker added this to 776 Morton
January 1, 2015
brucewaters added this to Exterior Ideas
December 21, 2014
Cape Connector
trockert added this to new house
December 21, 2014
walkway to garage?
dmbeckman added this to outdoor
November 29, 2014
similar to our house
rajesh100 added this to Housing Styles and Elements
November 21, 2014
Cape Cod Style
jeanbab added this to jeanbab's Ideas
November 19, 2014
Painted chimney
enidba added this to enidba's ideas
November 18, 2014
Color shape like lake
pdriver added this to New House
November 17, 2014
justcallmeg added this to justcallmeg's ideas
November 17, 2014
bungalow looking like cape cod
jonasjones1981 added this to jonasjones1981's Ideas
November 8, 2014
Whole look exterior cladding
1lisajayne added this to 1lisajayne's Ideas
November 8, 2014
caterex added this to caterex's Ideas
October 16, 2014
Jessica Regele added this to Terrace Ave
October 13, 2014
No eaves
duckmd added this to mudroom
October 10, 2014
breezeway connecting the garage - change this to an enclosed, but window filled mudroom with benches, cabinets , laundry...
queenank added this to Exterior Ideas
October 10, 2014
screen in porch
Aura Geoffroy added this to Landscape Ideas
September 20, 2014
shingles, porch, roofing
pswright added this to pswright's ideas
September 18, 2014
white chimney stacks
harlow64 added this to Classic Cape Cod Homes
September 11, 2014
simple clean landscaping. not many plants near house
tammya74 added this to tammya74's Ideas
September 10, 2014
love the driveway
us4lions added this to Garage addition
September 4, 2014
I like the screened in breezeway that connects the garage to the house.
carolegarden added this to Exterior
September 3, 2014
Parts of house, shingles
lindarichman added this to beach remodel
September 3, 2014
allisonflanders added this to House styles
September 3, 2014
cape cod
dajon1012 added this to home style
September 3, 2014
cape cod
forrestfb added this to forrestfb's Ideas
August 31, 2014
frxsha added this to House Styles
August 29, 2014
cape cod
macecoll added this to House Styles
August 29, 2014
Cape Cod house style
DeLeers Construction, Inc. added this to Salt Box Style Home Exterior
August 22, 2014
Salt Box Style Home Exterior
mwirose added this to mwirose's Ideas
August 20, 2014
Cape cod
vikspiks added this to vik's cabin
August 19, 2014
off set front door
greenberk added this to Landscape
August 18, 2014
Privacy fence in front of porch
twcox04 added this to twcox04's Ideas
August 15, 2014
henryheckman added this to henryheckman's Ideas
August 13, 2014
Color of roof and house shingle pair
ellenjo53 added this to Cape landscaping
August 10, 2014
toddlorey added this to toddlorey's Ideas
August 8, 2014
Trim with shingles
aidencailan added this to aidencailan's ideas
August 4, 2014
makes me feel better about a chimney on this roof! the screened porch on side is idea for back porch
billw011 added this to billw011's ideas
August 4, 2014
side window
dlwells1 added this to dlwells1's Ideas
August 1, 2014
kkirk5one added this to kkirk5one's Ideas
July 20, 2014
michellelundeenrealtor added this to michellelundeenrealtor's Ideas
July 20, 2014
Garage ideas
malonely added this to malonely's ideas
July 20, 2014
Simplicity and breezeway
Crew Architecture added this to youngjonathanw's ideas
July 15, 2014
cfgo added this to cfgo's ideas
July 11, 2014
shakes and breezeway
jessw223 added this to Brewster Yard
July 9, 2014
Driveway edging
smokeyhollow added this to smokeyhollow's ideas
July 8, 2014
style of house
ericziemer added this to ericziemer's Ideas
July 5, 2014
Screen porch breezeway
dcronin01 added this to Cape - Exterior
June 30, 2014
lined driveway
kastern added this to Exterior
June 13, 2014
ambrizeth added this to ambrizeth's ideas
June 11, 2014
ways to add to a small cape
mjg2012 added this to New England Style Ranch Homes
June 11, 2014
I think this is rather boring but I could live with the layout if we could create a more modern feel.
hunterb867 added this to Exterior
June 2, 2014
Tiffany Bohnert added this to Exterior
June 1, 2014
White trim on corners of home & angled corners on screened breezeway
dolliejanelle added this to cimarron
May 31, 2014
marneygorman added this to Landscape Ideas
May 28, 2014
aaryndobson added this to Chris & Aaryn's Home
May 27, 2014
Cape Cod
mdburghart added this to mdburghart's ideas
May 20, 2014
crobbins1 added this to crobbins1's ideas
May 18, 2014
prometheus design workshop added this to 10813 Charnock Road
May 17, 2014
irregular cedar shake, james hardie board siding makes these, low maintenance good price
fitzgibbonsa added this to fitzgibbonsa's Ideas
May 17, 2014
porch behind fence
beeniebaxter added this to beeniebaxter's Ideas
May 7, 2014
nfm47 added this to nfm47's Ideas
May 7, 2014
Enclosed with garden
Lynwood Joyce added this to lynwood_joyce's Ideas
May 4, 2014
kathryngreenheart added this to Cape Cod renovations
May 4, 2014
new windows, chromatic color and landscaping
Rose and Chris St.Germain added this to barn ideas
April 30, 2014
breezeway screen house
dlstalnaker added this to Shirley Drive
April 29, 2014
screened in
angelaard added this to Cape Cod
April 28, 2014
I like the screened porch.
Melissa Wessel added this to melissa_wessel's ideas
April 24, 2014
swisschard4 added this to exterior
April 22, 2014
screened porch
DeLeers Construction, Inc. added this to Cape Cod Style Home Exterior
April 18, 2014
Cape Cod Style Home Exterior
davobe added this to davobe's ideas
April 15, 2014
small cottage and screened porch with same pitch roof
snowball3211 added this to snowball3211's ideas
April 11, 2014
jlj design studio added this to screen porches
April 10, 2014
I love 'Salt-Boxes".................
pkarle added this to pkarle's ideas
April 8, 2014
traditional cape
paulmisabella added this to Cape Ideas
April 6, 2014
Cape with addition
Joanna Maher added this to joanna_maher's Ideas
April 6, 2014
cape addition
caroletienne added this to Carol
April 2, 2014
Cedar shingle cottage
cporay added this to cporay's ideas
March 27, 2014
next house???
rwurdemann added this to Cape cod
March 18, 2014
love this!
holdermom added this to house remodel ideas
March 17, 2014
cape breezeway idea
dekalbfire added this to Bedroom Ideas
March 8, 2014
Screen porch
rosehillfarm added this to rosehillfarm's Beach Home Inspiration
March 4, 2014
A Cape Cod with breezeway to garage
Leanne Michael L U X E lifestyle design added this to nantucket style
March 1, 2014
Weathered exterior
plinde42857 added this to plinde42857's ideas
March 1, 2014
jjconsig added this to jjconsig's Ideas
February 28, 2014
kyagid added this to kyagid's ideas
February 26, 2014
window pattern and chimney
Gretchen added this to Roygbiv's Kitchens
February 24, 2014
Privacy fence in front of screen porch.
kschorz added this to kschorz's ideas
February 24, 2014
breezeway screened in
bozo01 added this to Zellar House
February 20, 2014
cape cod
Heather added this to Cape Cod - Exterior
February 17, 2014
Siding, fireplaces, roof
kml200 added this to Home Office Ideas
February 6, 2014
karlacolletto added this to karlacolletto's ideas
February 6, 2014
ajneels added this to ajneels's Ideas
January 28, 2014
Simple front
elizabethajones added this to Cape Windows
January 27, 2014
square window
jmerideth added this to jmerideth's ideas
January 17, 2014
sunporch addition between garage
bglbox added this to bglbox's ideas
January 4, 2014
cape nice with sections
maiseymoon added this to maiseymoon's ideas
December 30, 2013
back entry
debiemahoney added this to Breezeway
December 13, 2013
Screening in my own breezeway.
johnpostiii added this to Exterior Design
November 4, 2013
Small, simple, 2-story, and it rambles a bit...may be what is my end result? I like the classic New England look.
brounds added this to brounds's ideas
October 31, 2013
love the breezeway
pmharabedian added this to Chimneys
October 25, 2013
cape cod with stucco chimney
egoody88 added this to breezeways
October 25, 2013
screen porch
jschleif added this to jschleif's ideas
October 24, 2013
Good example of cape with attached ell.
moonsnail added this to moonsnail's ideas
October 23, 2013
Ext. Error design
katecronin added this to katecronin's ideas
October 14, 2013
Eco Dwelling, LLC added this to My American Colonial
October 3, 2013
Garage breezeway screen porch
maesyboo added this to maesyboo's ideas
September 28, 2013
Cape addition
sj1hebert added this to 75 Harding Options
September 28, 2013
On Crows Pond Road
jstaloch added this to Curb Appeal
September 17, 2013
like the shake siding
Amy Sander added this to amy_sander's ideas
September 16, 2013
Front stairs
Joanne Osborne added this to Joanne_Osborne's ideas
September 15, 2013
simple steps
kyliecross added this to New House
September 10, 2013
stwasson added this to Exterior Ideas
September 4, 2013
cape cod
Cindy Ferrick added this to cindy_ferrick's Ideas
August 20, 2013
pattesta added this to pattesta's Ideas
August 13, 2013
ardenbond added this to ardenbond's Ideas
July 31, 2013
Martha&Trevor Rivera added this to brattle terrace
July 30, 2013
adding windows to the ends
Rhonda Schluckbier added this to siding
July 27, 2013
addition to garage
amiecakes added this to amiecakes's Ideas
July 20, 2013
blaughingh added this to blaughingh's Ideas
July 20, 2013
Cape Cod style
cindy125bxv added this to cindy125bxv's Ideas
July 15, 2013
krze24 added this to krze24's ideas
July 14, 2013
Love this house
Wright Renovations added this to Ranch Exteriors
July 13, 2013
aer741 added this to aer741's Ideas
July 9, 2013
additions and flooring
foxcottagepa added this to foxcottagepa's ideas
July 6, 2013
fence and vines
Nicholas Head added this to Cape Cod
July 4, 2013
seglcraft added this to Exterior Ideas
July 2, 2013
Connection Garage to House
lorraine1953 added this to lorraine1953's ideas
June 30, 2013
Cape Cod house - Porch
clnt added this to porches
June 29, 2013
enclosed breezeway
Michael Tucker added this to michael_tucker8697's ideas
June 22, 2013
the siding
amelie1918 added this to Exterior Ideas
June 16, 2013
the screen porch
lmkruse added this to Exteriors
June 15, 2013
1986chy added this to 1986chy's ideas
June 10, 2013
shennes added this to shennes's ideas
June 10, 2013
garage-house connection
Bruce Harrington Construction Co., Inc. added this to nancygirl's ideas
June 10, 2013
classic simplicity
finelike added this to finelike's ideas
June 9, 2013
Beautiful facade
bearriver09 added this to bearriver09's ideas
June 9, 2013
Design simplicity, elegance
mlwjackson added this to Backyard shed
June 9, 2013
split shake style
danid33 added this to danid33's ideas
June 9, 2013
mbro9 added this to mbro9's Ideas
June 9, 2013
Bigger little red house. Love it! Miss it.
Laurel Ennis added this to Outdoor spaces
June 9, 2013
screened porch from garage to house. Good idea.
cherylarch added this to cherylarch's ideas
June 9, 2013
good look for Erickson exteriors, eave details
janareando added this to janareando's Ideas
June 9, 2013
Architectural design considerations w/building home additions?
julisafer added this to julisafer's Ideas
June 8, 2013
Cedar shingled cape. New England look
paradise40 added this to paradise40's Ideas
June 8, 2013
New england
seaglo added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 6, 2013
breezeway connects to garage
luegreen added this to luegreen's ideas
June 3, 2013
fence with climbers
whitneycape added this to Exterior Ideas
June 2, 2013
3 season porch off the side
Deborah Sullivan added this to ds_sundry
May 31, 2013
I just love a good cape. probably my favorite kind of house.
walpolevilla added this to walpolevilla's ideas
May 29, 2013
Fits our home
jenzing22 added this to jenzing22's Ideas
May 28, 2013
celgrowr added this to celgrowr's exterior
May 14, 2013
I just like this one
gannk added this to Mudroom
May 1, 2013
mudroom to garage
fmillian added this to Like the Look
April 25, 2013
Enchated at dusk and how can we add more fireplaces?
Garden Studio added this to Garden Studio Idea Book
April 22, 2013
A small estate.
otaone added this to otaone's Ideas
April 14, 2013
cwit added this to cwit's ideas
April 9, 2013
love this house
jenraleigh added this to jenraleigh's ideas
April 8, 2013
Donna Yoder added this to donna_yoder's Ideas
April 6, 2013
Typical cape cod
dori2485 added this to Exterior
April 4, 2013
nanamatt added this to nanamatt's ideas
April 3, 2013
breezeway between house and garage
shavianne added this to shavianne's ideas
March 2, 2013
Love the enclosed, covered breezeway!
towillia added this to towillia's Ideas
February 13, 2013
Cottage feel
Jennifer Michael added this to jlmichael's ideas
February 10, 2013
sochakasia added this to sochakasia's ideas
February 9, 2013
Future cape
Ryan Laxdal added this to small exteriors
January 19, 2013
Aldo added this to Curb Appeal
December 21, 2012
Chimney extension
andischroeder added this to andischroeder's ideas
December 12, 2012
screen porch
Laura added this to leshaw110's ideas
November 28, 2012
Cape with cedar shakes and extention.
birchandlily added this to Farmhouse exterior
November 10, 2012
cape cod
jrlivermore added this to jrlivermore's ideas
November 9, 2012
dmcgnn999 added this to dmcgnn999's ideas
October 22, 2012
Similiar to our farmhouse
toty added this to toty's Favorites
September 29, 2012
Casa Oxa
lotv added this to Exteriors
September 26, 2012
kingkoda added this to kingkoda's Ideas
September 23, 2012
janethooey added this to janethooey's Ideas
September 17, 2012
Love it
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