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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 - W2957 - The Touchstone
House Plan W2957
Living area
1625 sq.ft. / 146.25 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2939 - Vistas
House Plan W2939
Living area
1480 sq.ft. / 133.20 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3914 - The Pocono
House Plan W3914
Living area
1832 sq.ft. / 164.88 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3914A - The Pocono 2
House Plan W3914A
Living area
1832 sq.ft. / 164.88 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3923 - The Wynstone
House Plan W3923
Living area
1909 sq.ft. / 171.81 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3900A - The Trail Seeker 2
House Plan W3900A
Living area
840 sq.ft. / 75.60 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
33' 0" ft / 9.9 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3923-V1 - The Wynstone 2
House Plan W3923-V1
Living area
1816 sq.ft. / 163.44 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
59' 4" ft / 17.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3507 - Celeste
House Plan W3507
Living area
1226 sq.ft. / 110.34 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4916A - The Cliffside 5
House Plan W4916A
Living area
1484 sq.ft. / 133.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3930 - The Trail Seeker 3
House Plan W3930
Living area
1992 sq.ft. / 179.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3900 - The Trail Seeker
House Plan W3900
Living area
840 sq.ft. / 75.60 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
33' 0" ft / 9.9 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 - W3946 - Willowgate
House Plan W3946
Living area
1050 sq.ft. / 94.50 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
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 - W1904 - Great Escape
House Plan W1904
Living area
480 sq.ft. / 43.20 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3933 - Morgan's Walk
House Plan W3933
Living area
1068 sq.ft. / 96.12 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3925 - The Lodge
House Plan W3925
Living area
3506 sq.ft. / 315.54 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 3, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
59' 0" ft / 17.7 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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