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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
House Plan 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 - W2837 - The Heritage
House Plan W2837
Living area
2350 sq.ft. / 211.50 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3830 - Turningdale
House Plan W3830
Living area
2376 sq.ft. / 213.84 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3101 - Primrose
House Plan 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 - W2765 - Maybloom
House Plan W2765
Living area
1898 sq.ft. / 170.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2611 - The Wakefield 1
House Plan W2611
Living area
2353 sq.ft. / 211.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2688 - The Wind Song
House Plan 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 - W4801 - The Honeycomb 2
House Plan W4801
Living area
1776 sq.ft. / 159.84 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3412
House Plan W3412
Living area
1745 sq.ft. / 157.05 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
33' 0" ft / 9.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4478 - Inland Cottage 2
House Plan 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 - W3113 - Sisken
House Plan W3113
Living area
835 sq.ft. / 75.15 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3452 - Dempsey
House Plan W3452
Living area
1719 sq.ft. / 154.71 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2671 - Cartwright
House Plan W2671
Living area
2549 sq.ft. / 229.41 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
75' 0" ft / 22.5 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W6501
House Plan W6501
Living area
1798 sq.ft. / 161.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2769-V1 - Dellwood 2
House Plan W2769-V1
Living area
2124 sq.ft. / 191.16 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W1051 - Vistas 2
House Plan W1051
Living area
1092 sq.ft. / 98.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2530
House Plan W2530
Living area
1501 sq.ft. / 135.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
29' 4" ft / 8.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2759-V1 - Bayberry 2
House Plan W2759-V1
Living area
2114 sq.ft. / 190.26 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 2
Width
40' 4" ft / 12.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2888 - The Grange 1
House Plan 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 - W3207 - Lowrey
House Plan W3207
Living area
1072 sq.ft. / 96.48 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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