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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 - W3441 - Briardale
Briardale Craftsman 3 to 4 bedrooms, master suite on main floor, open floor plan, two car garage - W3441
Living area
2309 sq.ft. / 207.81 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2823
Plan de maison W2823
Living area
1346 sq.ft. / 121.14 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4141
Plan de maison W4141
Living area
1019 sq.ft. / 91.71 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2733 - Dalhousie 2
Dalhousie 2 - W2733
Living area
1352 sq.ft. / 121.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3850 - Jolain
Jolain Affordable Narrow lot house plan, mezzanine, laundry on 2nd floor, open floor plan - W3850
Living area
1584 sq.ft. / 142.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3133-V4 - Mainville 4
Mainville 4 Affordable 4+ bedroom Bungalow, large master suite, home office, large kitchen island & open floor plan - W3133-V4
Living area
2133 sq.ft. / 191.97 sq.m.
Beds
1, 5, 2, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4733 - Dalhousie
Dalhousie - W4733
Living area
1440 sq.ft. / 129.60 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
27' 8" ft / 8.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2779-V3 - Marlowe 4
Marlowe 4 Craftsman style small home, 3 bedrooms, home office and large covered terrace - W2779-V3
Living area
1821 sq.ft. / 163.89 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2530
Plan de maison W2530
Living area
1501 sq.ft. / 135.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
29' 4" ft / 8.8 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2230
Plan de maison W2230
Living area
1282 sq.ft. / 115.38 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3845 - Moretti
Moretti Screen porch, reading area, Jack & Jill bath, 3-car garage, 4+ bedrooms, fireplace  - W3845
Living area
3733 sq.ft. / 335.97 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
71' 0" ft / 21.3 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3108-V1 - Galerno 2
Galerno 2 5 bedroom Country style house plan with 2 living rooms & 2 computer corners - W3108-V1
Living area
2450 sq.ft. / 220.50 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
37' 4" ft / 11.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2880
Plan de maison W2880
Living area
2030 sq.ft. / 182.70 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 8" ft / 13.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3844 - The Rotunda
The Rotunda Country farm style house plan with 4 to 5 bedrooms, home office and lots of natural lights - W3844
Living area
4075 sq.ft. / 366.75 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
78' 0" ft / 23.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3873 - Beaverhill
Beaverhill Barrier free 5 bedroom with large master suite and double garage - W3873
Living area
2528 sq.ft. / 227.52 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 8" ft / 18.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3831 - Pelusa
Pelusa Modern farmhouse home design, 3 bed., 9' ceiling, bonus area, 3-car garage, - W3831
Living area
2448 sq.ft. / 220.32 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
61' 4" ft / 18.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3124 - Maryann
Maryann Economical 2 bedroom Bungalow with covered terrace and 9' ceiling - W3124
Living area
992 sq.ft. / 89.28 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3876-V1 - Winslet 2
Winslet 2 European style 2 storey, 3 bedroom with mezzanine and garage - W3876-V1
Living area
1694 sq.ft. / 152.46 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
26' 4" ft / 7.9 m
Garage type
One-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
-
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