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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 - W3900A - The Trail Seeker 2
House Plan W3900A
Living area
840 sq.ft. / 75.60 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
33' 0" ft / 9.9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3930 - The Trail Seeker 3
House Plan W3930
Living area
1992 sq.ft. / 179.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2837 - The Heritage 1
House Plan W2837
Living area
2350 sq.ft. / 211.50 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2765 - Maybloom
House Plan W2765
Living area
1898 sq.ft. / 170.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3937 - Wisteria Walk
House Plan W3937
Living area
1878 sq.ft. / 169.02 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3452 - Dempsey
House Plan W3452
Living area
1719 sq.ft. / 154.71 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2939B-V1 - Vistas 4
House Plan W2939B-V1
Living area
2048 sq.ft. / 184.32 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2888 - The Grange 1
House Plan W2888
Living area
2295 sq.ft. / 206.55 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3929-V1 - Rivendell 2
House Plan W3929-V1
Living area
1356 sq.ft. / 122.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2769-V1 - Dellwood 2
House Plan 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 - W6501
House Plan W6501
Living area
1798 sq.ft. / 161.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3918 - Vistas 4
House Plan W3918
Living area
2393 sq.ft. / 215.37 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
3 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3220 - Corydon
House Plan W3220
Living area
1073 sq.ft. / 96.57 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3122 - Sandhill
House Plan W3122
Living area
911 sq.ft. / 81.99 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4935 - The Skyway 2
House Plan W4935
Living area
1325 sq.ft. / 119.25 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
33' 0" ft / 9.9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3949 - The Gallagher
House Plan W3949
Living area
1070 sq.ft. / 96.30 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2645 - Glenhaven
House Plan W2645
Living area
2204 sq.ft. / 198.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
65' 0" ft / 19.5 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2945A - The Sunburst 2
House Plan W2945A
Living area
1494 sq.ft. / 134.46 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
35' 0" ft / 10.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2957-V1 - The Touchstone 3
House Plan W2957-V1
Living area
2021 sq.ft. / 181.89 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
35' 4" ft / 10.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2945 - The Sunburst
House Plan W2945
Living area
1494 sq.ft. / 134.46 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
35' 0" ft / 10.5 m
Garage type
-
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