Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cape Cod Modern - Eastham & Wellfleet Treasures

Modern Architecture in EasthamI'm constantly fascinated in the architectural style known as Cape Cod Modern. Scattered here and there in Wellfleet, Truro, P-Town, and Eastham are numerous cottages that seem straight out of the Jetson's cartoon show. They have angled flat roofs, huge glass panels, and seem to float just above ground level. This past Sunday, the Boston Globe had an article on these homes, highlighting an upcoming modern home tour.

The article mentioned the Hidden Village cottage colony on Eastham's Bridge Rd. There are 6 cottages in this colony, built in 1960. The photo, above, is one of those cottages. The New York Times also ran an article, today, on Cape Cod Modern, featuring homes in Wellfleet. The story highlighted the restoration of several of these homes that had fallen into disrepair.

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