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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 - W2594-V1 - Baldwin 2
House Plan W2594-V1
Living area
1322 sq.ft. / 118.98 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
46' 4" ft / 13.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2842
House Plan W2842
Living area
1623 sq.ft. / 146.07 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3857
House Plan W3857
Living area
1662 sq.ft. / 149.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 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 - W3108-V2 - Galerno 3
House Plan W3108-V2
Living area
1289 sq.ft. / 116.01 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2854
House Plan W2854
Living area
1436 sq.ft. / 129.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3131-V1 - Erindale 2
House Plan W3131-V1
Living area
1179 sq.ft. / 106.11 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 4" ft / 12.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3815 - Country Charmer 4
House Plan W3815
Living area
1442 sq.ft. / 129.78 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3210 - Edison
House Plan W3210
Living area
1191 sq.ft. / 107.19 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
33' 0" ft / 9.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3450 - Altona
House Plan 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
Plan - W2647
House Plan W2647
Living area
2768 sq.ft. / 249.12 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3228
House Plan W3228
Living area
1394 sq.ft. / 125.46 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2461
House Plan W2461
Living area
1490 sq.ft. / 134.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3432
House Plan W3432
Living area
2090 sq.ft. / 188.10 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
51' 0" ft / 15.3 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3127 - Rosewood
House Plan W3127
Living area
1207 sq.ft. / 108.63 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2729 - Manley 2
House Plan W2729
Living area
1207 sq.ft. / 108.63 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2886
House Plan W2886
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 - W3205 - Ingleside
House Plan 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 - 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 - W2171
House Plan W2171
Living area
1026 sq.ft. / 92.34 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
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