This is a very beautiful house paper model from btcomm. I always think that Cape Cod style homes are very nice. About "The Cape Cod": In keeping with the interest in America’s past, the little Cape Cod style packed a huge wallop during the early part of the 20th century. Borrowing from the tiny New England homes of the 17th century, this cottage style has consistently appealed to generations of Americans for it's simplicity and charm. The cozy-looking Cape Cod is beloved by many Americans. Like other Colonial Revival styles, it has a rectangular footprint, but a steeper gabled roof. Plainer in ornamentation that than many other Colonial styles, the Cape Cod was ideally suited to young couples starting out and summer homes. They found favor across the country for their affordability, especially during the Depression years from 1930 to 1940. With this traditional form, it was possible to build a “half” Cod and add to it as funds became available. The main floor serves as the living area with living room, dining room and kitchen. A single bedroom is often found on the main floor with additional bedrooms are on the second.[via antiquehome] For this building paper model what you will need:
- Clean solid cardboard, such as from posterboard. In this case, I recommend white posterboard for the building's walls. For the roof, I like to use a thick cardboard, like the back of a writing tablet.
- Corrugated cardboard for the base and building foundation
- A sharp mat knife or Xacto knife
- Elmer's white Glue-All. A glue stick would also come in handy.
- Several sheets of acid-free white bond paper
- Light card stock for printing the graphics (optional)
- Green paint for the base
- Acrylic paint for the underside of the roof. I mixed a color that was about the same as the darkest shingle on the roof.
- Access to the Internet and a color printer.
- Clear glossy acrylic finish to help give a metallic appearance and protect the graphics when you are finished.[via btcomm]
You can download this building paper craft from here: A Vintage Cape Cod House Free Building Paper Model Download