The Cape May
3 - 7 Bedrooms 3 - 5 Bathrooms 2,500+ Square Feet
While sharing the livability and flexibility of our Chesapeake plan, the Cape May distinguishes itself with a stately double porch, accessible upstairs through French doors from the luxurious master suite and downstairs via the dining room and the living room/study. With the master at the front of the house, the two rear bedrooms share a convenient Jack & Jill bathroom.
Some features shown may be optional. Although all illustrations and specifications are believed correct at time of publication, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The right is reserved to make changes without notice or obligation. All dimensions are estimates. Windows, doors, and porches vary per house exterior.
The Cape May I - Eclectic
The charm of the Cape May I is derived from the blending of features from many architectural styles. The oversized lunette window in the gable, six-panel door with sidelights and transom, and the gabled dormers are emblematic of the Colonial Revival style at the dawn of the 20th century. The double-height porch with multiple doors to access it was a common feature seen throughout the South in the second half of the 1800’s. The optional cupola harkens back to the agrarian heritage of this era.
The Cape May II - Farmhouse
The Cape May II resembles countless farmhouses found throughout the Southern states. Simple, quiet details were typical in this vernacular style, as can be seen in the window trim and front door surround. Functional amenities take precedence; the double-height porch and the broad overhang at the garage both provide shelter from the elements, and standing seam metal roofs were chosen for their durability. The porch, shed dormers and optional garage cupola refer back to the agrarian buildings that dot America’s landscape.
The Cape May III - Southern Vernacular
The Cape May III greets those who approach with an unassuming front door beneath an optional standing seam metal porch roof. The porch’s stone piers and squat columns were signature features of Arts & Crafts and Four Square homes. Attention is drawn to the entry by the projecting bay with bracketed gable, a gesture of Victorian homes, which are known for breaking the flat facade mold. All the various stylistic elements were simplified as they migrated from city to country and from architect to builder, resulting in the Farmhouse of the early 20th century.
The Cape May IV - Savannah
The Cape May V
The gable-fronted folkhouse type developed in the Eastern seaside towns where lot width was at a premium. It was carried across the country, and grew is size as it was freed from the urban constraints This stately profile appears here in a Victorian incarnation, as might be seen in the historic Victorian seaside resort of Cape May. The double porch, with simple Carpenter Gothic details, lends a decorative flourish of this classic Vernacular type. The french doors and casement windows opening onto the porch help blur the line between interior and exterior, a sought-after feature for these beach towns.