Cape Cod Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

One of the more popular architectural designs throughout Washington Metro is the Cape Cod house, often simply referred to as a Cape. There's a number of variations on the style although the most common in this part of the country is the full Cape with a centered front door and two sets of windows to either side. The design isn't nearly as common as Colonial or Victorian but it's certainly prevalent – you'll find Cape Cod homes for sale in many communities across the greater metropolitan area.

Just as Colonial-style architecture goes all the way back to early settler days, so does the Cape style. Pilgrims from the Mayflower landed at First Encounter Beach in Eastham on the Cape in 1621 before retreating in the face of hostile Nauset Indians The pilgrims continued north and ultimately landed at Plymouth Rock. Settlers began migrating south again in the coming years – townships like Barnstable, Yarmouth and Sandwich were settled in the 1630's. The earliest Cape Cod homes were often quarter-Capes with a front entrance to one side and a window next to it. This was followed by the half-Cape, three-quarter Cape and full-Cape styles. Meanwhile the Saltbox is a two-story variation with a long pitched roof that slopes down to one side. For more information about Cape Cod style homes in Washington DC metro area, contact District Partners at Compass today at (202) 798-3600.

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12 Hesketh St

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$2,659,000

MLS#: MDMC621508
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
4662 Sqft, 0.17 Acres
Residential

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11909 Lee Hwy

FAIRFAX, VA
$1,999,999

MLS#: 1000364354
1 Bed, 1 Bath
1300 Sqft, 1 Acre
Residential

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5047 Glenbrook Ter Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,790,000

MLS#: DCDC424332
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2830 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

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2343 King Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,775,000

MLS#: DCDC426030
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3707 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

3055 N Quincy St

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,650,000

MLS#: VAAR153088
5 Bed, 6 Bath
4097 Sqft, 0.35 Acres
Residential

4719 Sedgwick St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,599,000

MLS#: DCDC432910
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
3489 Sqft, 0.18 Acres
Residential

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4412 17th St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,349,000

MLS#: VAAR151870
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2589 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Residential

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1408 N Abingdon St

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,319,000

MLS#: VAAR152860
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2768 Sqft, 0.22 Acres
Residential

8811 Persimmon Tree

POTOMAC, MD
$1,295,000

MLS#: MDMC672874
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1672 Sqft, 2.73 Acres
Residential

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103 W Bellefonte Ave

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,250,000

MLS#: VAAX238724
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2568 Sqft, 0.13 Acres
Residential

7004 Brookville Rd

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$1,249,000

MLS#: MDMC672838
5 Bed, 4 Bath
2401 Sqft, 0.18 Acres
Residential

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1414 N Vernon St

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,225,000

MLS#: VAAR153570
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2350 Sqft, 0.22 Acres
Residential

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3 Arrowood Ter

BETHESDA, MD
$1,222,500

MLS#: MDMC671582
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
6650 Sqft, 0.86 Acres
Residential

5624 Knollwood Rd

BETHESDA, MD
$1,188,000

MLS#: MDMC673786
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3320 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Residential

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14516 Manor Park Dr

ROCKVILLE, MD
$1,179,900

MLS#: MDMC618820
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
4550 Sqft, 0.53 Acres
Residential

 

Cape Cod Homes in Washington DC Metro Area One of the hallmarks of Cape Cod homes is their adaptability. They're easy to expand by adding wings and can also be expanded on top. Some Cape homes start with attics that can be converted to living space while others are built with one or more upstairs bedrooms. The two-up, one-down bedroom layout is especially common. One of the most typical ways to add extra second-story space is with the addition of full dormers – essentially merging the individual front dormers to create a larger room, as well as expanding through full rear dormers. Cape Cod homes began coming into prominence in the Washington metropolitan area during the 1930's and have been a staple ever since.

Cape Cod homes are traditionally wood-shingled but you'll more often find clapboard siding in the Washington Metro area. There are also a number of hybrid variations, often built during the mid-century era. These were especially popular in parts of Alexandria and Arlington with features such as brick facades and a blend of architecture, such as Cape-Rambler combos or large Tudor Capes. 

Prices for Cape Cod houses are as varied as any other style, ranging from the very low six-figures well up into seven-figure territory. From Capitol Heights in Maryland to the city of DC itself, from master-planned communities in the Arlington and Alexandria suburbs to affluent neighborhoods like Bethesda, Potomac and McLean – Cape Cod homes have established a presence as one of Washington Metro's enduring styles.

 

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Listing information last updated on August 20th, 2019 at 7:30am EDT.