Coastal and Colonial is comprised of the earliest homes built in the US. The first homes built by the original colonists fall under this style. Coastal homes are near water and can be very simple or have nice details depending on the wealth of the owners. Cape Cods originated along the east coast and is characterized as as 1 story or a 1 story with living space in the attic. Other forms include the Saltbox the Gambrel and Federals.