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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 - W3243 - Hartford
House Plan W3243
Living area
1373 sq.ft. / 123.57 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 4" ft / 17.5 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3313
House Plan W3313
Living area
1253 sq.ft. / 112.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2113
House Plan W2113
Living area
1090 sq.ft. / 98.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3415-V1 - Bothwell 2
House Plan W3415-V1
Living area
2208 sq.ft. / 198.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
47' 4" ft / 14.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4133 - Ashbury 2
House Plan W4133
Living area
1006 sq.ft. / 90.54 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2779-V1 - Marlowe 2
House Plan W2779-V1
Living area
1690 sq.ft. / 152.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3126-V1 - Larkspur 2
House Plan W3126-V1
Living area
1028 sq.ft. / 92.52 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3871 - Brantley
House Plan W3871
Living area
1867 sq.ft. / 168.03 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
41' 8" ft / 12.5 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W1875
House Plan W1875
Living area
1392 sq.ft. / 125.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3204
House Plan W3204
Living area
1010 sq.ft. / 90.90 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 0" ft / 12.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2459
House Plan W2459
Living area
1588 sq.ft. / 142.92 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3873 - Beaverhill
House Plan 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 - W4801A - The Honeycomb 3
House Plan W4801A
Living area
1776 sq.ft. / 159.84 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2889-V1 - Oak Lane 2
House Plan 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 - W2747 - Banbury
House Plan W2747
Living area
1662 sq.ft. / 149.58 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
34' 8" ft / 10.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3507-V3 - Gailon 4
House Plan W3507-V3
Living area
1845 sq.ft. / 166.05 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
60' 8" ft / 18.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3863 - Morgan
House Plan W3863
Living area
1552 sq.ft. / 139.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3706 - Pembrook
House Plan W3706
Living area
2261 sq.ft. / 203.49 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2135 - Bedford
House Plan 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 - W2183
House Plan W2183
Living area
1339 sq.ft. / 120.51 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 0" ft / 12.9 m
Garage type
-
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