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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
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 - W2590-V2 - Cloverdale 3
Cloverdale 3 Country style home with covered porch, 4 bedrooms (home office), 3 bathrooms, garage with bonus space above - W2590-V2
Living area
1779 sq.ft. / 160.11 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-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 - W3133-V1 - Ashbury 2
Ashbury 2 Transitioal house plan with open floor plan layout, 3-sided fireplace, 2nd bathroom can be easily added, - W3133-V1
Living area
1313 sq.ft. / 118.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2290 - Meadowlark
Meadowlark - W2290
Living area
1124 sq.ft. / 101.16 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - W2169
Plan de maison W2169
Living area
1321 sq.ft. / 118.89 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3125 - Fielding
Fielding Traditional one storey house plan, small bungalow with large kitchen island, open floor plan concept - W3125
Living area
1042 sq.ft. / 93.78 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3820 - Country Charmer 3
Country Charmer 3 Simple and economical Country house plan, with covered porch and 3 bedrooms - W3820
Living area
1432 sq.ft. / 128.88 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 8" ft / 11.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3455 - Country Charmer 5
Country Charmer 5 Manor style 3 bedroom with large foyer, garage and bonus space - W3455
Living area
1560 sq.ft. / 140.40 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 8" ft / 11.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3205 - Ingleside
Ingleside - W3205
Living area
1019 sq.ft. / 91.71 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3607 - Georgiana
Georgiana 3 +1 bedroom with master en suite, 2 living rooms & bonus space - W3607
Living area
2849 sq.ft. / 256.41 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3300 - Clearview
Clearview Victorian style, affordable 2 bedroom bungalow with full basement - W3300
Living area
958 sq.ft. / 86.22 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3108 - Galerno
Galerno Cape Cod, 2 bedroom Bungalow with covered veranda & arches to family room - W3108
Living area
1184 sq.ft. / 106.56 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3442 - Lockhart
Lockhart Craftsman 3 bedroom with double garage, fireplace & triple patio doors - W3442
Living area
1708 sq.ft. / 153.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2784
 Two-storey victorian  style house plan with carport, large master bedroom in turret, and with walk-in - W2784
Living area
1544 sq.ft. / 138.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
Carport
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