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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 - W1478 - Inland Cottage
Inland Cottage - W1478
Living area
920 sq.ft. / 82.80 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3413 - Wellbury
Wellbury - W3413
Living area
1727 sq.ft. / 155.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3501
Plan de maison W3501
Living area
1798 sq.ft. / 161.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2673 - St. Arnaud
St. Arnaud 4 bedroom manor with fireplace and terrace - W2673
Living area
2641 sq.ft. / 237.69 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2191 - Collin
Collin Ranch inspired bungalow with cathedral ceiling, large kitchen, large master suite, 3 bedrooms and fireplace - W2191
Living area
2161 sq.ft. / 194.49 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
50' 4" ft / 15.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2161 - Inland Cottage 3
Inland Cottage 3 - W2161
Living area
1147 sq.ft. / 103.23 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
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 - 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 - W2645 - Glenhaven
Glenhaven Open floor plan, closed foyer, fireplace, 3 bedrooms, bonus space, 2-car garage - W2645
Living area
2204 sq.ft. / 198.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
65' 0" ft / 19.5 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3115-V1 - Cypres 2
Cypres 2 Open concept European bungalow with 2 bedrooms - W3115-V1
Living area
870 sq.ft. / 78.30 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
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
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3151 - Madeira
Madeira 5 bedroom single storey with cold room and 2 living rooms - 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 - 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 - W3827 - Farrington
Farrington Luxury Traditional home design, 4 to 6 bedrooms, home office, corner fireplace, pantry, 2-car garage - W3827
Living area
2279 sq.ft. / 205.11 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3122 - Sandhill
Sandhill Affordable 2 bedroom transitional style bungalow 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 - W3866 - Chisholm
Chisholm White colonial house plan with shutters, master suite with sitting area, home office, home gym & solarium - W3866
Living area
2786 sq.ft. / 250.74 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 8" ft / 18.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2617 - Merriwood 2
Merriwood 2 Country affordable home, master suite on main floor with private balcony - W2617
Living area
2348 sq.ft. / 211.32 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
52' 8" ft / 15.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3111 - Jackson
Jackson Cape Cod style home plan with side veranda and formal dining room or home office - W3111
Living area
1384 sq.ft. / 124.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
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 - W4051 - Rockland
Rockland - W4051
Living area
1127 sq.ft. / 101.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
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