Five Takes on the Iconic Cape Cod Style

Is there a home style more quintessentially New England Coast than the classic Cape Cod? Developed by early settlers, the traditional Cape Cod design of colonial America has certainly evolved from its 17th century beginnings. All the while, symmetrical exteriors ripe for curb appeal, featuring embellishments such as window shutters and white accents, have remained the trademark feature of this “home sweet home” style.

Discover five extraordinary properties with iconic features that still resonate in modern times.

1 of 5 | Wianno Waterview Gem

1 of 5 | Wianno Waterview Gem


Some homes take years to develop character. Others have it instantly. This exceptionally charming property in Osterville is one such home. Just a stone’s throw from Seaview Avenue Beach, with a backyard looking out on the sun-speckled surface of Crystal Lake, the home is famous in the neighborhood for its beautiful hydrangea bushes. Within easy walking distance of the prestigious Wianno Club and only a short drive away from the shops and restaurants of Osterville Village, it is a home for those who cherish privacy and a sense of community.

$2,800,000 | Osterville, MA | View Listing

2 of 5 | Hamptons in Montecito

2 of 5 | Hamptons in Montecito


Pass through the private gates and follow the shaded, tree-lined drive to find this fantastic East Coast-style home awaiting you in the sunny hills of Montecito. Sitting on 1.62 acres of rolling lawns, tall oaks and lush gardens, the estate offers incredible mountain views. Enjoy the Cape Cod aesthetic while basking in the indoor/outdoor lifestyle for which Santa Barbara is so famous. A pool and gazebo, a private bocce ball court and an outdoor kitchen make it possible.

$6,995,000 | Montecito, CA | View Listing

3 of 5 | Nantucket Sound Waterfront

3 of 5 | Nantucket Sound Waterfront


At the south end of Bass River, where the estuary widens to meet the sparkling waters of Nantucket Sound, you’ll find the kind of Cape Cod home that seems increasingly rare these days. A stunning meeting of gorgeous waterside and quiet neighborhood, this four bedroom South Yarmouth enclave exists in an idyllic setting of white sand beaches, shared docks and the rhythmic murmur of the tide. If you’re looking for the real Cape Cod – for summer traditions and unforgettable memories – this is it.

$1,850,000 | South Yarmouth, MA | View Listing

4 of 5 |  Los Angeles Cape Cod Charmer

4 of 5 | Los Angeles Cape Cod Charmer


A home this stunning won’t stay available for long. Extensively remodeled just last year, this Cape Cod-style abode, in the coveted San Vicente neighborhood of Los Angeles, is the epitome of casual sophistication. It never sacrifices comfort for class. Rather, its design allows for both private intimacy and social celebration. At 5,000 square feet, with five bedrooms and six baths, there is space for every occasion. The home’s proximity to Brentwood’s famous shops and fine dining only adds to its appeal.

$6,795,000 | Los Angeles, CA | View Listing

5 of 5 | 1950's Southampton Village Cape

5 of 5 | 1950's Southampton Village Cape


Style and character define this Southampton Village Cape. Originally built in the 1950s and renovated in 2012, the property boasts a natural gas generator, heated gunite pool and gorgeous landscaping. Inside it is even more impressive, featuring a custom-designed chef’s kitchen complete with the very best professional appliances, a living area with fireplace, a spacious and generously appointed master suite and an elegant master bath, all in the spirit of upscale Cape Cod living.

$2,895,000 | Southampton, NY | View Listing