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What style would you call this ?

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KenRossman

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Two Story house, built 1991 - S/W Suffolk County.

1st Floor: kitchen, dining room, main bedroom, bath.

2nd floor: great room, 3 bedrooms, bath.

Below grade basement w/ose: rec room, bedroom, bath, laundry, utility.

Two different Realtors called it a cape ???

Also, would you make a functional utility adjustment for the kitchen/dining room location on a different level than the great room/living room?

What say ye ???
 
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Tony V

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Ken,

I wonder if it started out life as a cape and was expanded to it's current size and floor plan....I would be calling it a colonial. I know that they (Realtors) also like the term 2 story..I'm suprised that they didn't use that..
 

KenRossman

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The owner says it was custom built in its current configuration - the only modifications were moving the kitchen, dining room and main bedroom to the first floor and creating a great room on the second floor out of the rooms that were moved and the living room.
 

Ariba

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Two Story. What is the value difference between a two-story and cape in your market?
 

KenRossman

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Probably no value differential for "style" alone. The market however would likely pay for design/(curb) appeal, utility, layout etc...

I think the Realtor or broker did the homeowner a disservice by listing it as an exp cape and including no photos with the listing.
 
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