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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - W6406 - The Honeycomb 3
The Honeycomb 3 - W6406
Living area
1844 sq.ft. / 165.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
49' 8" ft / 14.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3517 - Minuet
Minuet Affordable Craftsman inspired home with cathedral ceiling and mezzanine - W3517
Living area
1343 sq.ft. / 120.87 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3113-V1 - Sisken 2
Sisken 2 2 bedroom, country style bungalow with full basement - W3113-V1
Living area
973 sq.ft. / 87.57 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3823 - Shipley
Shipley Beautiful american plan, 3 bedrooms, see-thru fireplace, ideal blended family design - W3823
Living area
1722 sq.ft. / 154.98 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-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 - W3866 - Chisholm
Chisholm Colonial house plan, master suite, home office, home gym and solarium - W3866
Living area
2786 sq.ft. / 250.74 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 8" ft / 18.8 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 - 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 - 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 - W3812 - The Ridgewood 3
The Ridgewood 3 Country American house plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, large covered terrace, home office - W3812
Living area
2129 sq.ft. / 191.61 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 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 - W2582
Plan de maison W2582
Living area
1458 sq.ft. / 131.22 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3411
Plan de maison W3411
Living area
1578 sq.ft. / 142.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2673 - St. Arnaud
St. Arnaud 4 bedroom manor with fireplace and terrace - W2673
Living area
2641 sq.ft. / 237.69 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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