Two years ago, we wrote posts discussing the Cape Cod and Craftsman style homes. While these are undeniably popular timber frame home styles, we have yet to touch on the farmhouse style in general. While we have featured many farmhouse homes on the blog and have an image gallery dedicated to them, we thought now would be a great time to explore what features define a farmhouse-style home.
Two weeks ago, we discussed the origin and evolution of the Cape Cod style home. While reviewing our blog, we discovered that we have talked many times about Craftsman style homes by Timberpeg, but we have never defined or discussed the style itself.
When reading about architecture, one often finds references to various house styles. To someone unfamiliar with various styles, descriptors like “colonial” and “saltbox” can be confusing at best. To further muddle affairs, these descriptors are often applied incorrectly. In this post, we will discuss the history and features of the Cape Cod style house. As its name implies, it originated in New England, but it remains a popular style that inspires Timberpeg homes to this day.