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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 - 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 - W3852
Plan de maison W3852
Living area
1767 sq.ft. / 159.03 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 4" ft / 9.7 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - 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 - W2898A - The Collector 4
The Collector 4 4 to 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Victorian cottage, large bonus space, master suite on main floor, 2-car garage - W2898A
Living area
2265 sq.ft. / 203.85 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W3227 - Sundance
Sundance 3 bedroom Craftsman house plan with ensuite, central fireplace, mud room, large deck, garage and lots of light - W3227
Living area
1700 sq.ft. / 153.00 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-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 - W2135 - Bedford
Bedford Affordable one-storey home plan with 2 bedrooms, daylight basement, great kitchen - W2135
Living area
896 sq.ft. / 80.64 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3137 - Miranda
Miranda Economical Modern Rustic Starter home design with open floor plan concept - W3137
Living area
864 sq.ft. / 77.76 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 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 - 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 - W4240 - Prairie Song 2
Prairie Song 2 Affordable 3 bedroom bungalow house plan with kitchen island and garage - W4240
Living area
1204 sq.ft. / 108.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 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 - W3242 - Leyland
Leyland Traditional style 2 bedroom ranch bungalow with cathedral ceiling, central fireplace and a one-car garage - W3242
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 - 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 - W2779 - Marlowe
Marlowe American 2 storey, 3 bedroom with walk-in closet in master bedroom - W2779
Living area
1690 sq.ft. / 152.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 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 - W4729 - Manley
Manley Comfortable country farmhouse with covered front porch & 3 bedrooms - W4729
Living area
1288 sq.ft. / 115.92 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
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