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Estimated savings: $13,600 up front, plus at least $1,000 a year in upkeep (repainting every five years) Went with faux-stone veneer made from cast concrete for the exterior walls of the new mudroom entry and on the front wall of the garage.

It cost $5 a square foot less than Pennsylvania cut stone.

This allowed them to turn what was crawl space under the eaves into living area and to install 5-foot-tall windows.

By raising the rafters and adding a 102-square-foot bumpout over the passageway to the garage, Jeff gained room for a walk-in master closet. This meant juggling subcontractors' bids and schedules, ordering and inventorying construction materials, visiting the site at least once a day, and staying on top of costs.

"It needed everything except walls and a foundation," Jeff says, meaning all new systems, siding, insulation, and a raised roof. Jeff, who worked as a carpenter in college and now runs his own custom concrete-counter business, started with altering the traditional Cape roof.

To fit four bedrooms and two baths upstairs, he raised the roof to increase the ceiling height from 6 to 9 feet.

Hence, thanks to the booms and busts of capitalism, the affordable Cape is pretty much guaranteed prevalence.

Obviously, being associated with New England thrift and, subsequently, the Great Depression didn't exactly make the humble Cape an object of desire, but thanks to a dearth of affordable housing and a few architectural tweaks, its popularity would surge post-World War II.

"Panic sets in, and you want to take anything." But in costly Fairfield, "We were seeing houses priced over 0,000 where you'd still get a 50-year-old kitchen and a bad water heater," Jeff recalls of their eight-month search.

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