In the summer of 1937, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, rented a house on Planting Island, near the base of Cape Cod.
Author: Peter McMahon
In the summer of 1937, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, rented a house on Planting Island, near the base of Cape Cod. Thus began a chapter in the history of modern architecture that has never been told _until now. The area was a hotbed of intellectual currents from New York, Boston, Cambridge and the country's top schools of architecture and design. Avant-garde homes began to appear in the woods and on the dunes; by the 1970s, there were about 100 modern houses of interest here.
Introduction -- Sixteenth-century England -- Early seventeenth century -- Late seventeenth century -- Characteristics of the Cape Cod house -- Historic homes -- Other Cape Cod towns with historic Cape Cod homes -- Conclusion
Author: Arthur P. Richmond
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited
Detailed history of one of America's most popular architectural styles–the Cape Cod house–from its beginnings more than six centuries ago to the present. The story starts in rural England where yeomen and tradesmen built their small one to one-and-a-half story timber framed cottages. The first settlers that came to the New World and settled in Massachusetts built comparable cottages in the 1620s. After explaining the three basic variations–half cape, three quarter cape, and full cape–the book examines more than 100 historic houses spread throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. Comparing archival images, building plans, and present-day photographs, the book considers different aspects of the evolution of this house style. This study is complete with more than 600 images detailing the interiors and exteriors of these classic homes. A must for anyone interested in architecture, Cape Cod, and the most admired of American homes.
The work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders reflects the special qualities of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket.
Author: Michael J. Crosbie
Publisher: Images Publishing
The work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders reflects the special qualities of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. Architecture of the Cape God Summer presents more than ten years of evocative design and well-crafted construction that is rooted in this tabled place. In an architectural world increasingly polarized between strict revivalist classicism and "avant-grade" abstraction, the work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva displays a compelling third way. The book features twenty-five projects that range from modest to elaborate. Each is an individual creation tailored to its specific location and client. Several additional projects are depicted in a chronology of the firm's major work. Drawings by the firm and more that four hundred color photography by leading architectural photographers illustrate this sixth volume of the New Classicists series.
Journey with Cape Cod native Jaci Conry as she reveals the architectural influences of different eras on this timeless peninsula.
Author: Jaci Conry
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The rugged beauty of the Cape's landscape has been captured in writing since the days of Henry David Thoreau. Yet few mention the area's architecture, aside from references to the "Cape Cod houses," the basic cottages that the earliest settlers built. From Provincetown at the northern tip to the village of Woods Hole at the opposite end, the residential architecture of Cape Cod encompasses an extensive range of styles. Scattered among the charming Capes are stately Federals and Greek Revivals built for sea captains, detailed Carpenter Gothic cottages constructed by Methodist camp-goers and sprawling Victorian and Shingle-style summer mansions built during the Gilded Age. Journey with Cape Cod native Jaci Conry as she reveals the architectural influences of different eras on this timeless peninsula.
An architectural historian traces the evolution of the Cape Cod cottage style of domestic architecture, placing this uniquely American home in its historical context, from its origins in the colonial period, through its spread throughout ...
Author: William Morgan
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
An architectural historian traces the evolution of the Cape Cod cottage style of domestic architecture, placing this uniquely American home in its historical context, from its origins in the colonial period, through its spread throughout the northeast and its role as the ideal suburban home, to its modern-day reinterpretation. Original.
Here are examples of old traditional styles and newer adaptations portrayed in over 270 color photos.
Author: Stanley Schuler
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Homes in traditional Saltbox and Cape Cod styles are being built all over America because the designs embody a practical and unassuming charm. Here are examples of old traditional styles and newer adaptations portrayed in over 270 color photos. The uncomplicated, sensible two-story floor plans of both of these New England types have endeared them to home builders since the 1600s, and with few adaptations they are perfectly suited to the modern tastes.
Greek Revival Influences This small house , built during the early Greek Revival
period , shows the transition from the Cape Cod style to the new form . Its front
door has been shifted to the gable end . Its cornices have been raised and
Author: Doris Doane
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Ask any child to draw a house, and what you will probably get is a symmetrical structure of one and a half stories with a door in the middle and a window on either side - in other words, a "Cape." From the mid-1600s to the 1850s, capes were the standard New England home, providing farmers and fishermen, city dwellers and country folk with houses that were easy to build, economical, and whose low-slung design stood up to the bracing winds that swept in from the ocean. After World War II, these straightforward practical designs were adapted to twentieth-century living. Here is the history of these charming homes, accompanied by detailed and elegant pencil drawings illuminating everything from the wallpapers to the floor plans.
With a foreword by architect John R. DaSilva, AIA, this is a quintessential coffee table book that makes a perfect gift for all home design and Cape region enthusiasts.
Author: Loryn Wilson Schiffer
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Discover a diverse selection of beautiful Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket homes from a dozen of the top architects practicing in this region. Breathtaking landscapes and water views abound throughout this area, providing a powerful backdrop for the homes that are situated there. With more than 40 projects, this design book features homes ranging from traditional shingle style to very modern designs, and from modest cottages to grandiose estates. Explore them inside and out, and learn about the architects, designers, builders, and other masterminds behind their creation. See the stylistic preferences unique to each architect and firm, including drawings, models, and floor plans, and be inspired to create your own dream home. With a foreword by architect John R. DaSilva, AIA, this is a quintessential coffee table book that makes a perfect gift for all home design and Cape region enthusiasts.
Designed for those who may wish to build their own Cape Cod home, here are many variations of the basic floor plan, plus 174 photos to show the nearly limitless possibilities this traditional style home offers.
Author: Stanley Schuler
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Designed for those who may wish to build their own Cape Cod home, here are many variations of the basic floor plan, plus 174 photos to show the nearly limitless possibilities this traditional style home offers. Examples range from tiny single style to double, triple, modified, and "modern" interpretations. The Cape Cod house is clearly adaptable to every taste and every budget.
Hutker Architects, led by founding principal Mark Hutker, has designed more than 300 houses along the New England shore.
Author: Mark A. Hutker
Hutker Architects, led by founding principal Mark Hutker, has designed more than 300 houses along the New England shore. In their design and construction, these houses honor the vernacular traditions of craft and indigenous materials and are deeply respectful of the beauty of the landscape. As architects, the firm is committed to the principle "Build once well," looking to the historic architecture of the region as inspiration for contemporary design. The result is an architecture that is at once highly contemporary and yet enduring, efficient, inevitable, and appropriate. Fifteen houses are presented here, each offering a unique and satisfying solution to building on the beautiful but fragile landscape of bluffs and dunes that lines the shores of Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod.
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Mr . Ritchie is an architect who never allows the need for the strictest economy to
interfere with the best design . He was inspired by the simple beauty of the well
known Cape Cod architecture and created a building which is not only ...
Eschewing simple Cape Cod architecture , Hyannis Port had rapidly filled up with
elaborate summer houses , usually large and frequently homely places that
made up in size what they lacked in style . Most had been built during the height