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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 - W2296 - Honeywood
Honeywood - W2296
Living area
1370 sq.ft. / 123.30 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4613 - Hamann 2
Hamann 2 - W4613
Living area
1315 sq.ft. / 118.35 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3226-V1 - Oakdale 2
Oakdale 2 Panoramic 2 bedroom single storey with double garage - W3226-V1
Living area
1791 sq.ft. / 161.19 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
54' 8" ft / 16.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2127
Plan de maison W2127
Living area
860 sq.ft. / 77.40 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3216
Plan de maison W3216
Living area
1423 sq.ft. / 128.07 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2759-V1 - Bayberry 2
Bayberry 2 3 to 4 bedroom Traditional home with solarium and home office - W2759-V1
Living area
2114 sq.ft. / 190.26 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 2
Width
40' 4" ft / 12.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3423 - Merriwood 4
Merriwood 4 Large Country home, 3 -4 bedrooms, family & living rooms, formal dining, office - W3423
Living area
3805 sq.ft. / 342.45 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 0" ft / 18.6 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3242-V1 - Leyland 2
Leyland 2 Single storey, 2 bedroom with cathedral ceiling and garage - W3242-V1
Living area
1186 sq.ft. / 106.74 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3314 - Dynasty 3
Dynasty 3 Affordable, Simple four bedroom bungalow house plan, ideal for narrow lot, open floor plan - W3314
Living area
1433 sq.ft. / 128.97 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3267 - Jackson
Jackson 2 bedroom craftsman with double garage - W3267
Living area
1350 sq.ft. / 121.50 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2167
Plan de maison W2167
Living area
1102 sq.ft. / 99.18 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3263 - Baxter
Baxter Beautiful Single storey house plan with two bedrooms and laundry area on main floor, garage, open concept - W3263
Living area
1250 sq.ft. / 112.50 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3816 - Bainbridge 2
Bainbridge 2 3 to 4 bedroom traditional country house plan, sunken family room, home office, screened porch - W3816
Living area
2353 sq.ft. / 211.77 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3513 - Hazel
Hazel Affordable 2 storey scandinavian inspired house plan, affordable, 3 bedroom traditional design with terrace - W3513
Living area
1638 sq.ft. / 147.42 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2747 - Banbury
Banbury 3-4 bedrooms, home office possibility, kitchen with island, lots of windows - 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 - W3242 - Leyland
Leyland Traditional sytle 2 bedroom bungalow with cathedral ceiling and garage - W3242
Living area
1186 sq.ft. / 106.74 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3301
Plan de maison W3301
Living area
1064 sq.ft. / 95.76 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2779 - Marlowe
Marlowe American 2 storey, 3 bedroom with walk-in closet in master bedroom - W2779
Living area
1690 sq.ft. / 152.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2877
Plan de maison W2877
Living area
3115 sq.ft. / 280.35 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
98' 0" ft / 29.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3227 - Sundance
Sundance 3 bedroom Craftsman house plan with ensuite, central fireplace, mud room, large deck, garage and lots of light - W3227
Living area
1700 sq.ft. / 153.00 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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