Cottage style designs were popular in the 1800s, if anything out of necessity. Blue collar workers and their large families liked to create a tight-knit atmosphere in their homes. There was no need for a “man cave” or a media room as there is today. Of course modern homes have adapted that cottage style design of yesteryear but also while including the technological amenities that have become an everyday part of our life.
The Cape Cod Cottage takes a different route. It is a true 1800s design that looks almost like a museum of how people lived in the past compared to a modern everyday living quarters – on the interior at least.
You can see some of that old-world style in both the colors, furniture, and layout of this historic cottage.
Furniture is laid out for conversing in the evenings or just relaxing with family in front of the fire.
This old-time cottage proves that open style floor plans were just as popular hundreds of years ago as they are today.
The staircase isn't as grand a feature as you might expect in some Victorian style homes but it still serves as a very prominent focal point.
One of the two upstairs bedrooms (sized 10' X 10' and 12' X 11').
The dining room even features a fire place.
The layout of this Cape Cod cottage includes a living room, a dining room, a family room and this sun room. It either proves that people liked spending time with their kin and guests...or wanted to have plenty of options to escape away from them.