Cape Cod-style houses have been around for centuries, with their original introduction coming in the 1600s. Their generic style can be found all across the country—in suburbs, cities, and rural towns. They are characterized by a one-and-a-half-story height, sometimes with gabled dormers on the front. The common steep roof perches atop a symmetrical façade. Cape Cod houses are usually described as a one-and-a-half-story Colonial. Capes were built as starter homes, being smaller and more affordable than Colonials, and sprung up in large numbers in the 40’s and 50’s—just after the war. Entire subdivisions, such as Levittown, were built entirely with cape style homes. Around our area, the Cape style house was primarily constructed in the 1920’s – 1950’s.