Cape Cod, Mediterranean & Contemporary Homes
Architectural Styles In Manhattan Beach
When working with our clients, we always get asked about the different architectural styles in Manhattan Beach. Like fashion, popular styles change and go through ebbs and flows throughout the years. With tastes and preferences ranging from one spectrum to the next, we think it’s time to break down some of the most popular and sought after architectural styles in Manhattan Beach.
The current top 3 sought after home styles we hear about from our clients are Cape Cod, Mediterranean & Contemporary homes. In recent years, builders have flocked to these top three styles as a surefire way to get massive buyer interest.
If you’ve looked at homes in Manhattan Beach lately, we’re sure you’ve taken a peak at one or two cape cod’s that are on the market. Historically, Cape Cod architecture originates from 17th Century, New England. The steep roof was a design element added to keep the snow from staying on the roof and the shutters were added as a protective measure against New England storms.
Although modern Cape Cod homes have not stayed completely true to the New England style, they still carry several elements that make them identifiable to homebuyers. The clapboard or shake shingle siding that’s added to the exterior of Cape Cod’s has become a quintessential element to the architectural design. Interiors are usually built and painted with white/light colors and stones. Cape Cod’s are distinct in the fact that all trim and doors are painted white, which helps highlight the usual Cape Cod seaside color pallet throughout the home.
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