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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 - W2783-V2 - Applegate 3
Applegate 3 Simple and affordable 3 bedroom Country rustic house plan with large family room, pantry and computer corner - W2783-V2
Living area
1724 sq.ft. / 155.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2887 - Lewiston
Lewiston - W2887
Living area
1404 sq.ft. / 126.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3427 - Versaille1
Versaille1 3 to 4 bedroom, beautiful European inspired house plan - W3427
Living area
2281 sq.ft. / 205.29 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3270 - Lazuli
Lazuli Large, open concept with fireplace, 2 bedrooms and a garage - W3270
Living area
1374 sq.ft. / 123.66 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 4" ft / 13.3 m
Garage type
One-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 - W3267-V1 - Jackson 2
Jackson 2 Craftsman 4 bedroom bungalow withgame room and 2 living rooms  - W3267-V1
Living area
2754 sq.ft. / 247.86 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3, 4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4743 - Acrivie
Acrivie Master suite with french doors, 3 bedrooms, covered porch - W4743
Living area
1485 sq.ft. / 133.65 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3284-CJG1 - Providence 3
Providence 3 3 bedroom home with rustic touches, 9' ceiling, large master suite, open floor plan, fireplace, laundry room - W3284-CJG1
Living area
1858 sq.ft. / 167.22 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3415 - Bothwell
Bothwell - W3415
Living area
1844 sq.ft. / 165.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
35' 4" ft / 10.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2195 - Cordia
Cordia Affordable bungalow house plan, lots of natural lights, nice family room with corner fireplace - W2195
Living area
1217 sq.ft. / 109.53 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2889-V1 - Oak Lane 2
Oak Lane 2 4 bedroom home, nursery off the master bedroom, open floor plan, large pantry - W2889-V1
Living area
2288 sq.ft. / 205.92 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2415
Plan de maison W2415
Living area
1012 sq.ft. / 91.08 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3130 - Kenora
Kenora Ranch Bungalow house plan with 3 bedrooms, cathedral ceiling and large kitchen - W3130
Living area
1185 sq.ft. / 106.65 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2185-V2 - Avram 3
Avram 3 Affordable bungalow house plan with 3 bedrooms, open floor plan with fireplace, low construction costs - W2185-V2
Living area
1521 sq.ft. / 136.89 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2737 - The Madeline 2
The Madeline 2 Country house, false balcony, 3 bedrooms, covered warparound porch  - W2737
Living area
1604 sq.ft. / 144.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3856 - Vickery
Vickery American cottage, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, garage, maximized space - W3856
Living area
1357 sq.ft. / 122.13 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2141
Plan de maison W2141
Living area
1019 sq.ft. / 91.71 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3260-V1 - Kipling 2
Kipling 2 Open concept CapeCod style with 2 bedrooms and a garage - W3260-V1
Living area
1521 sq.ft. / 136.89 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2676
Plan de maison W2676
Living area
1855 sq.ft. / 166.95 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3450 - Altona
Altona Comfortable 2 bedroom bungalow with fireplace, garage & bonus space - W3450
Living area
1519 sq.ft. / 136.71 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
47' 4" ft / 14.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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