Architecture of the Cape Cod Summer

Architecture of the Cape Cod Summer

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

ISBN: 186470280X

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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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.
Categories: Architecture

Cape Cod Architecture

Cape Cod Architecture

Author: Clair Baisly

Publisher: Parnassus Press (IL)

ISBN: UVA:X001824521

Category: Architecture

Page: 210

View: 838

Categories: Architecture

Cape Cod Modern

Cape Cod Modern

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935202162

Category: Architecture

Page: 271

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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.
Categories: Architecture

A Book of Cape Cod Houses

A Book of Cape Cod Houses

Here is the history of these charming homes, accompanied by detailed and elegant pencil drawings illuminating everything from the wallpapers to the floor plans.

Author: Doris Doane

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 1567921132

Category: Architecture

Page: 92

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The history of the quintessential American home: the cape. Including floor plans, interior rooms, and exteriors. From the mid-1600s to about 1850, capes were built all across New England, homes to fishermen and farmers, to city dwellers and shipwrights. Their low-slung design meant they were economical, easy to build, and generally impervious to the bracing winds that swept in from the ocean. They could be enlarged by equally symmetrical wings, and if you couldn't afford clapboards all around, you could easily sheath the back and sides with inexpensive cedar shingles and let them weather to a stormy gray. After World War II, these straightforward practical designs were adapted to 20th-century living across the northeast. This classic book, a proud native Cape Codder, is as simple, elegant, and accessible as the houses it describes. You'll gain a new and deep appreciation for the common American house.
Categories: Architecture

The Evolution of the Cape Cod House

The Evolution of the Cape Cod House

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

ISBN: 076433848X

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

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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.
Categories: Architecture

The Cape Cod Cottage

The Cape Cod Cottage

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

ISBN: 1568985754

Category: Architecture

Page: 95

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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.
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The Cape Cod House

The Cape Cod House

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

ISBN: 0916838633

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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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.
Categories: Architecture

Saltbox and Cape Cod Houses

Saltbox and Cape Cod Houses

Here are examples of old traditional styles and newer adaptations portrayed in over 270 color photos.

Author: Stanley Schuler

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764309986

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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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.
Categories: Architecture

A History Through Houses

A History Through Houses

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

ISBN: 9781614232063

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 442

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.
Categories: History

Cape Cod

Cape Cod

A photographic tour celebrates the history and artistry of Cape Cod architecture and gardening with examples from more than thirty noted locations. 20,000 first printing. First serial, Colonial Homes.

Author: Taylor Biggs Lewis

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 0671868594

Category: Architecture

Page: 278

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A photographic tour celebrates the history and artistry of Cape Cod architecture and gardening with examples from more than thirty noted locations. 20,000 first printing. First serial, Colonial Homes.
Categories: Architecture

United by Design

United by Design

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

ISBN: 076434112X

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

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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.
Categories: Architecture

Colonial Style

Colonial Style

A guide to colonial decorating and architecture covers the three main styles--Colonial, Cape Cod, and Saltbox--discussing floor and wall treatments, paint colors, kitchens, and bathrooms.

Author: Treena Crochet

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586226

Category: Architecture

Page: 186

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A guide to colonial decorating and architecture covers the three main styles--Colonial, Cape Cod, and Saltbox--discussing floor and wall treatments, paint colors, kitchens, and bathrooms.
Categories: Architecture

The Cape Cod House

The Cape Cod House

Author: Ernest Allen Connally

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822026489096

Category: Architecture, Colonial

Page: 56

View: 102

Categories: Architecture, Colonial

Cape Cod

Cape Cod

Chapter VII BREWSTER AND CAPE COD ARCHITECTURE IT is impossible to
pass through Brewster 1 without being impressed by its air of modest prosperity,
of tidiness, of lack of poverty and absence of pretension. Neat, adequate ...

Author: Agnes Rothery

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781429040013

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 166

This fascinating look at several towns on Cape Cod, including Sandwich, Dennis, Orleans, Chatham, and Provincetown, was originally published in 1918.
Categories: Travel

An Uncommon Cape

An Uncommon Cape

“A Design for a Cape Cod House,” House Beautful, September 1926, 259. 32.
William H. Schuchardt, of Old Provincetown and Cape Cod,” American Architect
136, no. 2576 (1929): 36. 33. Mary Kellogg, “Expanding a Cape Cod Cottage,” ...

Author: Eleanor Phillips Brackbill

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438443072

Category: History

Page: 259

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Three mysteries precipitate an investigation into an otherwise ordinary suburban property, revealing a past inextricably woven into four centuries of American history. When Eleanor Phillips Brackbill bought her suburban Westchester house in 2000, three mysteries came with it. First, from the former owner, came the information that the 1930s house was a Sears house or something like that. Thrilled to think it might be a Sears, Roebuck & Co. mail-order house, Brackbill was determined to find evidence to prove it. She found instead a house pedigree of a different sort. Second, and even more provocative, was the discovery of several iron stakes protruding from the propertys enormous granite outcropping, bigger in square footage than the house itself. When queried about them, the former owner told her, Someone a long time ago kept monkeys there, chained to the stakes. Monkeys? Was this some kind of suburban legend? A third mystery came to light at closing, when a building inspectors letter contained a reference to the house having had, at one time, a different address. Why would the house have had another address?Her curiosity aroused, and intent upon finding the facts, Brackbill gradually peeled back layers of history, allowing the house and the land to tell their stories, and uncovering a past inextricably woven into four centuries of American history. At the same time, she found thirty-two owners, across 350 years, who had just one thing in common: ownership of a particular parcel of land. An Uncommon Cape not only tells the story of an eight-year odyssey of fact-finding and speculation but also answers the broader question: What came before? and, through material presented in twenty-two sidebars, offers readers
Categories: History

Shingled Houses in the Summer Sun

Shingled Houses in the Summer Sun

Featured within 'Shingled Houses in the Summer Sun' are more than 35 unique houses infused with the kind of care and creativity that respects and complements their beautiful New England surroundings.

Author: John R. DaSilva

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864704372

Category: Architecture

Page: 115

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Beautiful shingle-style, Gothic revival and Cape Cod-style homes in gorgeous New England settings by award-winning architect-builders Polhemus Savery DaSilva. Separate sections focus on specific rooms and features, with detailed photos and descriptions.
Categories: Architecture

Capes

Capes

The second installment of Taunton's "Updating Classic America" series re-introduces readers to the classic Cape Cod home, featuring more than twenty case studies of updated houses.

Author: Jane Gitlin

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561584363

Category: Architecture

Page: 218

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The second installment of Taunton's "Updating Classic America" series re-introduces readers to the classic Cape Cod home, featuring more than twenty case studies of updated houses.
Categories: Architecture

At Home in New England

At Home in New England

A sumptuously photographed tour of key examples of the venerable Boston architectural firm's work places an emphasis on recent houses that have been built throughout New England as well as structures that have represented Royal Barry Wills ...

Author: Richard Wills

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1442224258

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

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A sumptuously photographed tour of key examples of the venerable Boston architectural firm's work places an emphasis on recent houses that have been built throughout New England as well as structures that have represented Royal Barry Wills's perspectives on specific New England styles.
Categories: Architecture

Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore

When the Great Storm of 1978 hit Cape Cod, the devastation was extensive.
Locally called ... By 1965, shingled, modern bathhouses like this one at Coast
Guard Beach helped establish the style of Cape Cod National Seashore
architecture.

Author: Daniel Lombardo

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439623718

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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When Pres. John F. Kennedy established the Cape Cod National Seashore in 1961, it was acclaimed as the “finest victory ever recorded for the cause of conservation in New England.” When erosion and overdevelopment threatened the Cape, the idea of a national seashore took hold, forever protecting this treasured place. The park preserves 44,000 acres of forest, marsh, bog, and ponds, and a 40-mile stretch from Provincetown to Chatham, which Henry David Thoreau called the “Great Beach.” Unlike other national parks at the time, the Cape Cod National Seashore was created from a combination of private, town, state, and federal lands. Cape Cod National Seashore: The First 50 Years captures the political drama of the creation of this extraordinary seashore. Images detail an early Native American presence and the romance of whaling, shipwrecks, lighthouses, windmills, and dune shacks.
Categories: Photography