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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 - W3517 - Minuet
House Plan W3517
Living area
1343 sq.ft. / 120.87 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2853 - The Ridgewood 1
House Plan W2853
Living area
2183 sq.ft. / 196.47 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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 - W2898 - The Collector 3
House Plan W2898
Living area
2265 sq.ft. / 203.85 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 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 - 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 - 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 - W3505
House Plan W3505
Living area
1200 sq.ft. / 108.00 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 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 - W3813 - The Grange 2
House Plan W3813
Living area
2453 sq.ft. / 220.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2637
House Plan W2637
Living area
2406 sq.ft. / 216.54 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2884A - Merriwood 3
House Plan W2884A
Living area
2099 sq.ft. / 188.91 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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