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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 - W3137 - Miranda
Miranda Economical Modern Rustic Starter home design with open floor plan concept - W3137
Living area
864 sq.ft. / 77.76 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3855-V1 - Nikolas 2
Nikolas 2 Country cottage house plan with 4 bedrooms, master suite, home office, open concept, fireplace and built-ins - W3855-V1
Living area
2422 sq.ft. / 217.98 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2898A - The Collector 4
The Collector 4 4 to 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Victorian cottage, large bonus space, master suite on main floor, 2-car garage - W2898A
Living area
2265 sq.ft. / 203.85 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3227 - Sundance
Sundance 3 bedroom Craftsman house plan with ensuite, central fireplace, mud room, large deck, garage and lots of light - W3227
Living area
1700 sq.ft. / 153.00 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2896A - The Collector 2
The Collector 2 Victorian inspired house plan, 3 to 5 bedroom, ensuite, home office, large bonus room, veranda & garage - W2896A
Living area
1936 sq.ft. / 174.24 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W2171
Plan de maison W2171
Living area
1026 sq.ft. / 92.34 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3852
Plan de maison W3852
Living area
1767 sq.ft. / 159.03 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 4" ft / 9.7 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2854
Plan de maison W2854
Living area
1436 sq.ft. / 129.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3288 - Urban Valley
Urban Valley Scandinavian Transitional house plan, split entry, 9' ceiling kitchen, dining & family room, open floor plan - W3288
Living area
1283 sq.ft. / 115.47 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2756 - Citatum
Citatum Two-storey english style inspired house plan, large kitchen with island, 3 bedrooms, 2 walk-ins, open concept - W2756
Living area
1456 sq.ft. / 131.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3260-V3 - Kipling 4
Kipling 4 New Craftsman house plan, large kitchen island, central fireplace, open floor plan layout - W3260-V3
Living area
1783 sq.ft. / 160.47 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2688 - The Wind Song
The Wind Song 3 to 4 bedrooms Traditional home, sunroom, 2-car garage, large bonus space - W2688
Living area
1953 sq.ft. / 175.77 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W6828 - The Quarry 2
The Quarry 2 - W6828
Living area
1826 sq.ft. / 164.34 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3133-V1 - Ashbury 2
Ashbury 2 Transitioal house plan with open floor plan layout, 3-sided fireplace, 2nd bathroom can be easily added, - W3133-V1
Living area
1313 sq.ft. / 118.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2572
Plan de maison W2572
Living area
2040 sq.ft. / 183.60 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2853A - The Ridgewood 2
The Ridgewood 2 2 storey Farmhouse house plan, sunroom, double garage, 4 bedrooms possible, home office - W2853A
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 - W2783-V2 - Applegate 3
Applegate 3 Simple and affordable 3 bedroom Country rustic house plan with large family room, pantry and computer corner - W2783-V2
Living area
1724 sq.ft. / 155.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2298
Plan de maison W2298
Living area
1460 sq.ft. / 131.40 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3846 - The Ridgewood 5
The Ridgewood 5 Country home design, 3 to 4 bedroom, 2 large home offices, sunroom, large bonus room - W3846
Living area
2563 sq.ft. / 230.67 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 8" ft / 16.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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