Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Hoxie House in Sandwich Massachusetts

The circa 1675 Hoxie House in Sandwich is believed to be the oldest surviving house on Cape Cod. It is in many ways representative of the early New England colonial style with its simple, sturdy construction and steeply pitched roof.

I photographed this page from one of my favorite books:
American Colonial Homes
A Pictorial History
by John Burdick

I love the simplicity of this house and the lack of foundation plantings in keeping with the original landscape style of the day.

4 comments:

janice15 said...

SUCH A LOVELY OLD HOUSE..I WISH AT TIME I LIVED SOME WHERE LIKE THIS...NICE PHOTO...

Tilly's Nest said...

I live 10 minutes away :) It is beautiful.

Al said...

What a beautiful photo. The simplicity and clean lines make this home are wonderful. Thanks for sharing this post.

pilgrimscottage said...

Interesting how the early colonial is similar to the saltbox.