Talk:Cape Cod (house)

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The style designation is a commercial term popularized for Colonial Revival houses after World War i. Now there is an article American colonial architecture that might be improved with some of this material, with a link here. See also saltbox. --Wetman 11:19, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Perfect Pitch?[edit]

Does a 'perfectly pitched' roof mean a 45 degree angle? If so, then the article should say so. DavidFarmbrough (talk) 09:16, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Floors[edit]

I'm inclined to doubt our unsourced assertion that "The rooms were generally furnished with all hardwood floors." I've lived in a number of original Cape Cod houses, and most of them had pine floorboards--often 18" or more wide.

Were hardwood floors really common in Colonial (or even 19th-century) Capes? Most of these houses were modest farmhouses with little pretension to gentility. I've found a web page at Historic New England (the former SPNEA?) that says Historically, the most common flooring material in New England was plain-sawn, random-width, face-nailed, white pine boards, due to the ready supply of white pine in the region. I'd include it in this article, except it doesn't specifically mention Capes.

Very nice photo, by the way.

65.213.77.129 (talk) 18:09, 4 May 2009 (UTC)