This historic Cape Cod cottage caught my eye when it was featured in this month’s issue of Country Living magazine. It was part of their Real Estate Sampler (love those!), and I tracked down the listing to learn more about it. It was built in 1800 in Clinton, Connecticut, and I was amazed by how little seems to have been changed since then.
I believe this would technically be a Cape Ann, which is described as “a rectangular house, commonly one or one and a half stories high, that is similar to a Cape Cod house, but has a shingled mansard roof rather than a shingled gable roof.”
I like that the real estate agent included floor plans for the house so we can get a clearer idea of how the rooms connect.
With that central chimney, I wonder if there was originally a fireplace in the dining room, too?
The listing notes, “The over-sized lot with a barn offers room for expansion.”
“Cape Cod houses had low ceilings and a central chimney to keep rooms comfortable during cold winters in the northern colonies. The steep roof helped slough off the heavy snow.” (Source)
The listing says, “This quaint 1800-circa home has the distinction of being included on the National Register of Historic Places.”
“A small marina at the end of the Lane is perfect for the sailor/fisherman who wants to have his boat conveniently near by.”
Check the listing held by Doris Fallon of William Raveis Real Estate for more photos and information. Don’t think I’d want to live in a house this period-specific, but it’s fun to see one that is! 🙂