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The Colonial style of architecture

Colonial architecture stems from the first settlers and is a reflection of the styles with which they were familiar but adapted to the North American climate and especially the availability of materials with which to build their homes. The large, central chimney is as functional as it is a distinctive feature of this style of home as is the two storey layout. Colonial style evolved per geographic region and was greatly influenced by the skill of the local tradesmen and dictated by the availability of local materials. A simple gable roof and the typically white clapboard siding (which can be of another color) make it recognizable. Although similar, Cape Cod style has more minimalist detailing and lacks of the overhang that gives New England Colonial style its unique flavor. Glass was a luxury and had to be shipped from overseas which is why the windows in North Eastern homes are small. Scale of the windows (usually double hung with shutters) and pattern (symmetrically placed on either side of a perfectly centered, gabled entrance portico sporting classically inspired columns and trim on a traditionally brick stoop) are identifying features in the New England Colonial style of architecture.

Although New England Colonial had strong British and French influences, the colonial architecture of other parts of the United States varies greatly depending on the origins of the settlers as South or Southwestern colonial style was strongly influenced by Spanish architecture and that of the deep south tends away from the massive fortress against winter and towards a style that embraces tall windows to let cooling breezes in from under wraparound verandas and wide overhangs to shade the inside from the hot sun but is somewhat reminiscent of Spanish colonial with gable roofs and wide porches that extend from primary roofs.
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Plan - W3832 - The Heritage 2
The Heritage 2 4 bedroom country house plan, 3-car garage and wrap aound porch - W3832
Living area
2992 sq.ft. / 269.28 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
72' 0" ft / 21.6 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3101 - Primrose
Primrose Affordable rustic bungalow of 3 bedrooms, 9' ceiling, rustic & craftsman - W3101
Living area
1498 sq.ft. / 134.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
47' 0" ft / 14.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2645 - Glenhaven
Glenhaven Open floor plan, closed foyer, fireplace, 3 bedrooms, bonus space, 2-car garage - W2645
Living area
2204 sq.ft. / 198.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
65' 0" ft / 19.5 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3862-V1 - Whitman 2
Whitman 2 Master suite, well appointed kitchen and double garage - W3862-V1
Living area
1854 sq.ft. / 166.86 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3830 - Turningdale
Turningdale Traditional home with wraparound porch, 4 to 5 bedrooms, 2-car garage, home offie, large bonus space - W3830
Living area
2376 sq.ft. / 213.84 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3467 - Melville
Melville 4 bedroom Craftsman with double garage and home office - W3467
Living area
2679 sq.ft. / 241.11 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2853 - The Ridgewood 1
The Ridgewood 1 Beautiful Country Rustic home, large bonus space, solarium, 9' ceiling on main floor, side garage - W2853
Living area
2183 sq.ft. / 196.47 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2888 - The Grange 1
The Grange 1 - W2888
Living area
2295 sq.ft. / 206.55 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2584 - Hillcrest
Hillcrest Farmhouse home plan with wraparound porch and low cost to build - W2584
Living area
1622 sq.ft. / 145.98 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
28' 8" ft / 8.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3873 - Beaverhill
Beaverhill Barrier free 5 bedroom with large master suite and double garage - W3873
Living area
2528 sq.ft. / 227.52 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 8" ft / 18.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3413 - Wellbury
Wellbury - W3413
Living area
1727 sq.ft. / 155.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4478 - Inland Cottage 2
Inland Cottage 2 - W4478
Living area
946 sq.ft. / 85.14 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W1478 - Inland Cottage
Inland Cottage - W1478
Living area
920 sq.ft. / 82.80 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2191 - Collin
Collin Ranch inspired bungalow with cathedral ceiling, large kitchen, large master suite, 3 bedrooms and fireplace - W2191
Living area
2161 sq.ft. / 194.49 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
50' 4" ft / 15.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3226-V2 - Oakdale 3
Oakdale 3 U shape house design with 2-3 beds, Modern Rustic, home office & bonus space - W3226-V2
Living area
1780 sq.ft. / 160.20 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3236 - Newburg
Newburg 2 bedroom open floorplan bungalow with double garage and fireplace - W3236
Living area
1197 sq.ft. / 107.73 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2151 - Fletcher 2
Fletcher 2 Economical bungalow, 2 bedrooms, vaulted ceilings - W2151
Living area
1079 sq.ft. / 97.11 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3304
Plan de maison W3304
Living area
923 sq.ft. / 83.07 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3215
 Cozy bungalow, 2 spacious bedrooms, 9' ceiling, triple garden doors - W3215
Living area
1452 sq.ft. / 130.68 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3443 - Kinsey
Kinsey 3 bedroom with double walk-in in master, fireplace & two car garage - W3443
Living area
2291 sq.ft. / 206.19 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
39' 6" ft / 11.85 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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