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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 - W3507 - Celeste
Celeste  Affordable transitionnal cottage house plan, 2 to 3 bedrooms or home office, mezzanine, covered balcony - 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 - 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 - W4478 - Inland Cottage 2
Inland Cottage 2 Ranch style bungalow, low-building costs, 2 bedrooms, ideal starter home, front covered porch - 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 - W3122 - Sandhill
Sandhill Affordable 2 bedroom transitional style bungalow house plan with full basement and veranda - W3122
Living area
911 sq.ft. / 81.99 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3207 - Lowrey
Lowrey Two-bedroom house plan with nice front porch, fireplace, lots of natural light in kitchen, garage included - 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
Plan - W2853A-V1 - Ridgewood 3
Ridgewood 3 Craftsman house plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, home office, solarium, side entry garage - W2853A-V1
Living area
2185 sq.ft. / 196.65 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3992-V1 - Olympe 2
 Olympe 2 Small scandinavian inspired house plan, cathedral ceiling, 1-car garage, large covered terrace, fireplace - W3992-V1
Living area
1212 sq.ft. / 109.08 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3516 - Birminghame
Birminghame European style 2-storey home plan, 3 bedroom cottage with large living room and 8'6 - W3516
Living area
1534 sq.ft. / 138.06 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3147-V3 - Bradley 3
Bradley 3 Great Traditional bungalow home plan with 3 bedrooms & open floor plan and optionnal two-car detached garage  - W3147-V3
Living area
1531 sq.ft. / 137.79 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 4" ft / 14.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3406 - The Honeycomb 4
The Honeycomb 4 Open floor plan Victorian design, large bonus, central fireplace, breakfast nook, kitchen island, 2 .5 baths - W3406
Living area
1770 sq.ft. / 159.30 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 8" ft / 14.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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 - W3439-V1 - Meslay 2
Meslay 2 Transitional small house plan 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 - W2737 - The Madeline 2
The Madeline 2 Country house, false balcony, 3 bedrooms, covered warparound porch  - W2737
Living area
1604 sq.ft. / 144.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4459
Plan de maison W4459
Living area
1588 sq.ft. / 142.92 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3108-V3 - Galerno 4
Galerno 4 Country style 2 to 3 bedroom bungalow with home office - W3108-V3
Living area
1620 sq.ft. / 145.80 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2680
Plan de maison W2680
Living area
1838 sq.ft. / 165.42 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
49' 8" ft / 14.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2689 - Prairie
Prairie Beautiful traditional home with side loading 2-car garage, 3 bedrooms, large bonus room and home office - W2689
Living area
1683 sq.ft. / 151.47 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2769-V1 - Dellwood 2
Dellwood 2 Victorian inspired house plan, home office, double fireplace, master suite, large kitchen island - 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 - W2561 - Morningside
Morningside Victorian house plan, 3 bedrooms, master suite, fireplace, balcony - W2561
Living area
1597 sq.ft. / 143.73 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3849 - Concordia
Concordia European Country 4 bedroom home plan, home office, double car garage - W3849
Living area
3321 sq.ft. / 298.89 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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