A-Frame and Cape Cod
Definition- a building constructed principally of such a frame, with a steep gabled roof resting directly on a foundation.
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Definition- a style of house originating in New England in the 17th century. It is traditionally characterized by a low, broad frame building, generally a story and a half high, with a steep, pitched roof with end gables, a large central chimney and very little ornamentation.
- captains stairway steep rissers and shallow treads
- rectangular mass
- wood frame lap , shake
- gabled dormers
- wood frame with lap , shake , or shingle siding
- chimmey located at gable end of house
- multi-pand , double - hung window
- 1 to 1 1/2 stories
- Steep roof overhang
- Small living space
A-Frames and Cape Cod homes have different styles but do share some common characteristics, including their steep roof overhang and symmetrical style. A-Frames have a triangular shape and very few vertical wall spaces. Cape Cod homes have a rectangular mass and a chimney located at the end of the roof.