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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 - W3867-V1 - Ellington 2
Ellington 2 Large, economical, 4 bedroom Craftsman home, great laundry & pantry area - W3867-V1
Living area
1895 sq.ft. / 170.55 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-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 - 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 - W2853 - The Ridgewood 1
The Ridgewood 1 Beautiful Country Rustic home, large bonus space, solarium, 9' ceiling on main floor, side garage - W2853
Living area
2183 sq.ft. / 196.47 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 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 - W3153 - Barrington
Barrington Craftsman ranch home plan, 2 to 4 bedrooms, low-cost construction, open floor plan, fireplace, charming style  - W3153
Living area
1102 sq.ft. / 99.18 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3, 4
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 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 - W3855-V1 - Nikolas 2
Nikolas 2 Country cottage house plan with 4 bedrooms, master suite, home office, open concept, fireplace and built-ins - W3855-V1
Living area
2422 sq.ft. / 217.98 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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
-
Plan - W3226-V2 - Oakdale 3
Oakdale 3 U shape house design with 2-3 beds, Modern Rustic, home office & bonus space - W3226-V2
Living area
1780 sq.ft. / 160.20 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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
Plan - W2284 - Mapleton
Mapleton - W2284
Living area
1322 sq.ft. / 118.98 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2771
 Economical craftsman home plan, 2 to 3 bedrooms, remarkable living room - W2771
Living area
1430 sq.ft. / 128.70 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
21' 4" ft / 6.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2126 - Kellaway
Kellaway - W2126
Living area
1106 sq.ft. / 99.54 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2767 - Monarch
Monarch Victorian inspired home with lots of natural lights, 3 bedrooms, open floor plan concept - W2767
Living area
1603 sq.ft. / 144.27 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 2
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2747-V1 - Banbury 2
Banbury 2 Colonial 3 bedroom home plan, 2-car garage, open floor plan concept - W2747-V1
Living area
1662 sq.ft. / 149.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
55' 4" ft / 16.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3423 - Merriwood 4
Merriwood 4 Large Country home, 3 -4 bedrooms, family & living rooms, formal dining, office - W3423
Living area
3805 sq.ft. / 342.45 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 0" ft / 18.6 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3242-V1 - Leyland 2
Leyland 2 Single storey, 2 bedroom with cathedral ceiling and garage - W3242-V1
Living area
1186 sq.ft. / 106.74 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2173
Plan de maison W2173
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
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