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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 - W3402
 Bonus living area in attic, 3 bedrooms, walk-in in master bed., garage - W3402
Living area
1889 sq.ft. / 170.01 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3814 - Rowena
Rowena Victorian house plan with 3 to 4 bedrooms, formal dining room, open family area, large bonus room above garage - W3814
Living area
2590 sq.ft. / 233.10 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 0" ft / 18.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2769-V1 - Dellwood 2
Dellwood 2 Victorian inspired house plan, home office, double fireplace, master suite, large kitchen island - W2769-V1
Living area
2124 sq.ft. / 191.16 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2106
Plan de maison W2106
Living area
994 sq.ft. / 89.46 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2582
Plan de maison W2582
Living area
1458 sq.ft. / 131.22 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3411
Plan de maison W3411
Living area
1578 sq.ft. / 142.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2673 - St. Arnaud
St. Arnaud 4 bedroom manor with fireplace and terrace - W2673
Living area
2641 sq.ft. / 237.69 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2808
Plan de maison W2808
Living area
1751 sq.ft. / 157.59 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3121 - Padgett
Padgett Amercian 2 bedroom bungalow with cathedral ceiling - W3121
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 8" ft / 10.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3137 - Miranda
Miranda Economical Modern Rustic Starter home design with open floor plan concept - W3137
Living area
864 sq.ft. / 77.76 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2621 - Abraham
Abraham - W2621
Living area
3501 sq.ft. / 315.09 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
70' 0" ft / 21 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W1051 - Vistas 2
Vistas 2 - W1051
Living area
1092 sq.ft. / 98.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2294-V1 - Honeywood 3
Honeywood 3 2 bedroom Victorian with charming family room and garage - W2294-V1
Living area
1243 sq.ft. / 111.87 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
51' 4" ft / 15.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2635 - Twillingate 2
Twillingate 2 Farmhouse home plan with garage, 3 to 4 bedrooms, open floor plan with fireplace and bonus room - W2635
Living area
1875 sq.ft. / 168.75 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2921
Plan de maison W2921
Living area
2526 sq.ft. / 227.34 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4151 - Fletcher
Fletcher Small and affordable bungalow, 2 bedrooms, cathedral ceiling, closed foyer - W4151
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2859 - Manor's Mark 1
Manor's Mark 1 4 bedroom home design, 2 living rooms, large kitchen, charming master suite - W2859
Living area
1909 sq.ft. / 171.81 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2198
 Empty nester, ideal baby-boomer home design, affordable, functional - W2198
Living area
1134 sq.ft. / 102.06 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 4" ft / 10.9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3207 - Lowrey
Lowrey Two-bedroom house plan with nice front porch, fireplace, lots of natural light in kitchen, garage included - W3207
Living area
1072 sq.ft. / 96.48 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2783 - Applegate
Applegate 2 storey country style with 3 large bedrooms and an entrance foyer - W2783
Living area
1533 sq.ft. / 137.97 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
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