Architectural Styles

Cape Cod and French Colonial Styles

Cape Cod Style

A Cape Cod Cod style home is 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.
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-Large central fireplace

-Narrow Roof with an overhang

-Modeled after colonial England

-Constructed out of wood

-Double Hung Windows

-Between 1600's and 1950's

-Has side gable style roof

-Rarely has a porch

French Colonial

French Colonial a style of architecture used by the French during colonization. Many former French colonies, especially those in Southeast Asia, have previously been reluctant to promote their colonial architecture as an asset for tourism; however, in recent times, the new generation of local authorities has somewhat 'embraced' the architecture.
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-Has big greek columns

-Bigger in size than Cape Cod

-Hipped Roofs

-Wide Porches

-Almost always two stories

-No interior hallways

-No roof overhang

-French Style doors

Common Features

-Big open style front windows

-Rectangular house shape

-Extravagant Chimneys

-Constructed with wood or brick

Comparison Statement

Based on the features found in the French colonial such as the wide porches and that it has columns and it's two stories this is what makes it unique. Compared to the Cape Cod which has a large central fireplace is what make this unique about it. Out of these two the preferred one is the French Colonial because it's two stories and has a huge porch.
Jonathan Acosta and Gage Price