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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 - W3439-V1 - Meslay 2
Meslay 2 Transitional small home with functional  open floor plan, 3 large bedrooms and a garage - W3439-V1
Living area
1465 sq.ft. / 131.85 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3832 - The Heritage 2
The Heritage 2 Beautiful three-car garage Country Home with 2 master suite (one on main floor), wraparound terrace, fireplace - 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 - W2857
Plan de maison W2857
Living area
4147 sq.ft. / 373.23 sq.m.
Beds
5
Baths
3 / 1
Width
95' 0" ft / 28.5 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3413-V2 - Wellbury 3
Wellbury 3 European style home with large master bedroom, open kitchen / dining concept, mezzanine overlooking the living - W3413-V2
Living area
1877 sq.ft. / 168.93 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
39' 0" ft / 11.7 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4719 - Duranel
Duranel 2 cottage bedroom with open space, transitional style house plan, kitchen island and large master suite - W4719
Living area
1181 sq.ft. / 106.29 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4051 - Rockland
Rockland - W4051
Living area
1127 sq.ft. / 101.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2461
Plan de maison W2461
Living area
1490 sq.ft. / 134.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2146
Plan de maison W2146
Living area
1098 sq.ft. / 98.82 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
39' 0" ft / 11.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2113
Plan de maison W2113
Living area
1090 sq.ft. / 98.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3862 - Whitman
Whitman Affordable American style home plan with 3 bedrooms and master suite - W3862
Living area
1824 sq.ft. / 164.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2627 - European house
European house 9' ceiling on first floor, master suite on main floor, 3 to 5 bedrooms, home office, laundry room, fireplace - W2627
Living area
2185 sq.ft. / 196.65 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3117 - Killarney
Killarney Bright, 2 bedroom, single storey Small Craftsman house plan with cathedral ceiling - W3117
Living area
1068 sq.ft. / 96.12 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3201
Plan de maison W3201
Living area
1178 sq.ft. / 106.02 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2731 - Davenport
Davenport Victorian inspired cottage plan, 3 bedrooms, abundant fenestration, shutters, open space - W2731
Living area
1286 sq.ft. / 115.74 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2865 - The Madeline 3
The Madeline 3 Country house with garage, breakfast nook, formal dining and living rooms, 3 bedrooms, computer corner - W2865
Living area
1616 sq.ft. / 145.44 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W6501
Plan de maison 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 - W2764
Plan de maison W2764
Living area
2663 sq.ft. / 239.67 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4135 - Chapman
Chapman - W4135
Living area
896 sq.ft. / 80.64 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3284-CJ - Providence 1
Providence 1 3 bedroom Craftsman inspired home with master suite, laundry rooom, open kitchen / family room concept, firepl - W3284-CJ
Living area
1631 sq.ft. / 146.79 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
-
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