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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 - W3616-V1 - Anniston 2
Anniston 2 Craftsman Bungalow, 4 bedrooms, home office for 2, open floor plan, pantry - W3616-V1
Living area
2614 sq.ft. / 235.26 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W3120 - Kittiwake
Kittiwake 2 bedroom bungalow with convivial floor plan and large walk-in closet in master bedroom - W3120
Living area
896 sq.ft. / 80.64 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3460 - Gloria
Gloria Transitional style large family home design, 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, home office and a large garage - W3460
Living area
2573 sq.ft. / 231.57 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
57' 0" ft / 17.1 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3872 - Chateauguay
Chateauguay Barrier free manor with 3 bedrooms and a garage - W3872
Living area
1826 sq.ft. / 164.34 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3441 - Briardale
Briardale Craftsman 3 to 4 bedrooms, master suite on main floor, open floor plan, two car garage - W3441
Living area
2309 sq.ft. / 207.81 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W1908 - Melia
Melia Country small and affordable starter home, 2 to 3 bedrooms, 9 foot ceiling, lots of natural lights  - W1908
Living area
943 sq.ft. / 84.87 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
20' 0" ft / 6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4735 - Country Charmer 2
Country Charmer 2 - W4735
Living area
1530 sq.ft. / 137.70 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
27' 8" ft / 8.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3418-V1 - Raleigh 2
Raleigh 2 Split level country home, 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 family rooms, central fireplace, ample storage, garage - W3418-V1
Living area
2366 sq.ft. / 212.94 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2193 - Sandcrest
Sandcrest Traditional one floor 3 bedroom house plan, kitchen island,  full family bathroom, lots of  natural lights - W2193
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 4" ft / 12.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4613 - Hamann 2
Hamann 2 - W4613
Living area
1315 sq.ft. / 118.35 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3108-V1 - Galerno 2
Galerno 2 5 bedroom Country style house plan with 2 living rooms & 2 computer corners - W3108-V1
Living area
2450 sq.ft. / 220.50 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
37' 4" ft / 11.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2107 - Adaline
Adaline Low budget house plan with 2 bedrooms, cathedral ceiling and daylight basement - W2107
Living area
869 sq.ft. / 78.21 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3838 - Perla
Perla 3 to 4 bed Spanish style house plan, large master suite, bonus room, fireplace, 2-car garage - W3838
Living area
2206 sq.ft. / 198.54 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
63' 0" ft / 18.9 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 - W3835 - Eliana
Eliana Large foyer, formal dining, 4 bedrooms, family room with fireplace, 2-car garage - W3835
Living area
2577 sq.ft. / 231.93 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3151 - Madeira
Madeira 2 to 5 bedrooms possible, beautiful modern ranch style house plan, laundry room, great front covered porch - W3151
Living area
2274 sq.ft. / 204.66 sq.m.
Beds
5, 2, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
35' 0" ft / 10.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3312 - Dynasty
Dynasty european style bungalow with two large bedrooms and open floor plan concept, ideal for narrow lot - W3312
Living area
1163 sq.ft. / 104.67 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3133 - Mainville
Mainville Affordable Country style bungalow, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, laundry on main floor & full basement - W3133
Living area
1201 sq.ft. / 108.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2167
Plan de maison W2167
Living area
1102 sq.ft. / 99.18 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
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