Below are the 10 most important elements for the perfect Cape Cod cottage.
#1 white cedar shingle siding and roofing. The salty air turns the white cedar shingles to a beautiful silver tone...giving these homes their iconic Cape Cod feel.
Martha Stewart Lily Pond Lane
#4 Old Fashioned Roses. Climbers like New Dawn or White Dawn seem to thrive in the salty air. They look beautiful on a fence or trellis. Its especially striking to a rose climbing onto the roof of a cottage.
#5 Hydrangeas. Any kind of hydrangea; white, blue or pink speak of summer.
#6 Rose of Sharon. This is another plant which for me is synonymous with Cape Cod. Carefree and blooming in mid summer makes it a perfect shrub for a cottage.
#7 A porch. To be outside but sheltered from the hot summer sun, a porch is the perfect place to sit and admire the view. No cottage is complete without a porch.
C.H. Newton Builders
#8 A hedge or a fence. These boundary providing elements provide a bit a privacy especially in tight quarters. They also provide a perfect backdrop for a garden.
Ferguson Shamamian Architects
Huestis Tucker Architects