Classic Cape Cod Inspiration
First built by English colonists, Colonial Revival Cape Cods were popular in the 1930s. Original Cape Cod homes were fairly small. This style home is easier than some styles to add onto by adding onto the side or back. The layout typically had the living areas and bathroom on the main level and two small bedrooms on upper.
The Cape Cod may look similar to the Colonial and it’s considered a subtype of the Colonial Revival style that was happening around the same time period. The Cape Cod Revival was relatively affordable compared to the larger Colonial Revival style.
You’ll also find in Portland a number of Cape Cods from the 1950s that are smaller and more affordable, minimal in ornamentation.
1 to 1 1/2 stories tall
Shape is rectangular
Steep, front facing roof, sometimes with dormers for added ventilation
Dormers typically on 1/2 story or loft attic space
Side tabled roof with narrow eaves and medium pitch
Large central chimney
Symmetrical, with door and window placement
Sided with wood shingles, stucco, brick or wide clapboard
Centered front door, sometimes with portico
Multi-paned (six-over-six or six-over-one lights are common), double hung windows with shutters
Cape Cods are prevalent on the Eastside of Portland but you’ll find a high concentration in these neighborhoods.
Overview of Cape Cod Houses for Sale in Portland, Oregon
Cape Cod Houses for Sale in Portland, Oregon
These latest homes on the market were built in or after 1920 and are priced at $500,000 or more.
Ready to start your own search and find the home of your dreams?
It’s easy to search homes for sale in the Portland Metro area here. →