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Cape Cod

Step into the timeless allure of Cape Cod architecture, where coastal charm and historical elegance intertwine effortlessly. With Hardie® siding, transform your home into a sanctuary that reflects the serene beauty of seaside living while embracing classic design elements with a modern twist.

Exploring Cape Cod home hallmarks

These key hallmarks prove classic elegance and modern living can harmoniously coexist.

Quaint dormers

Characteristic of Cape Cod homes, charming dormer windows punctuate the roofline, adding architectural interest and providing natural light to upper-level spaces.

Cozy atmosphere

Cape Cod homes evoke a cozy, nostalgic ambiance with their compact size, steeply pitched roofs, and simple yet charming aesthetic.

Shingle siding

Traditional Cape Cod homes feature weathered cedar shingle siding, imparting a timeless and coastal-inspired look that blends seamlessly with natural surroundings.

Cape Cod, three ways

Find out how to capture the character of a Cape Cod home in a variety of ways below.




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Timeless tranquility

Experience the magic of the classic Cape Cod home style. With its nod to simplicity and seaside elegance, create a space where the timeless beauty of the coast meets the comfort of home.

Siding material

To capture the essence of Cape Cod architecture, opt for siding that mimics the look of traditional cedar shingles weathered by coastal elements.

Color palette

Achieve Cape Cod’s classic coastal charm by opting for a neutral palette with soft whites or subdued grays, mirroring sun-bleached driftwood and sandy shores.

Symmetrical layout

Master the coastal aesthetic by integrating traditional architectural elements like gables and shutters, capturing the quintessential charm of coastal living.

Hover App
  • Preview your design ideas on a model of your actual home

  • See how different materials choices can completely change your home's look

  • Instantly swap out different colors to find your favorite color palette

  • Feel confident in your design decisions before your project starts

Bring your vision to life

See how beautifully things can come together with the Hover® Design Studio app, brought to you by James Hardie. Using just eight photos of your exterior, Hover® creates a 3D model of your home so you can start designing.

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