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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 - W3147-V2 - Bradley 2
Bradley 2 Transitionall Bungalow house plan with open floor plan, large fireplace, kitchen island, large bathroom - W3147-V2
Living area
1211 sq.ft. / 108.99 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3817
 European cottage, 3 bedrooms, large master suite, laundry on main - W3817
Living area
1703 sq.ft. / 153.27 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2171
Plan de maison W2171
Living area
1026 sq.ft. / 92.34 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2689
Plan de maison W2689
Living area
1683 sq.ft. / 151.47 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3709-V1 - Warner 2
Warner 2 Very affordable American classic 2 storey home, 3 bedroom narrow lot design - W3709-V1
Living area
1396 sq.ft. / 125.64 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2131
Plan de maison W2131
Living area
2134 sq.ft. / 192.06 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4719 - Duranel
Duranel 2 cottage bedroom with open space, transitional style house plan, kitchen island and large master suite - W4719
Living area
1181 sq.ft. / 106.29 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3452-V1 - Dempsey 2
Dempsey 2 3 to 4 bedroom American Country with bonus space, garage and home office - W3452-V1
Living area
1887 sq.ft. / 169.83 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3821
Plan de maison W3821
Living area
2138 sq.ft. / 192.42 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3848 - La Fayette
La Fayette Large master suite with 4+ bedrooms and 9' ceilings - W3848
Living area
3621 sq.ft. / 325.89 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 2
Width
52' 4" ft / 15.7 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3114 - Emmit
Emmit Affordable 2 bedroom beautirul bungalow with large kitchen, open floor plan & full basement - W3114
Living area
880 sq.ft. / 79.20 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3418-V1 - Raleigh 2
Raleigh 2 One floor Modern Rustic style. 4 bedrooms, 2 family rooms, ample storage, garage - W3418-V1
Living area
2366 sq.ft. / 212.94 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2854
Plan de maison 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 - W3442 - Lockhart
Lockhart Craftsman 3 bedroom with double garage, fireplace & triple patio doors - W3442
Living area
1708 sq.ft. / 153.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - W2674 - Monahan
Monahan Traditional country cottage with formal living / dining room, family room next to kitchen, master with ensuite - W2674
Living area
2148 sq.ft. / 193.32 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3835 - Eliana
Eliana Large foyer, formal dining, 4 bedrooms, family room with fireplace, 2-car garage - W3835
Living area
2577 sq.ft. / 231.93 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2540
Plan de maison W2540
Living area
1258 sq.ft. / 113.22 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3209 - Hazelwood
Hazelwood - W3209
Living area
1220 sq.ft. / 109.80 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3111 - Jackson
Jackson Cape Cod style home plan with side veranda and formal dining room or home office - W3111
Living area
1384 sq.ft. / 124.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
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