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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 - W4741 - Marion
Marion 3 to 4 bedroom house plan, french doors, closed foyer, cathedral ceiling - W4741
Living area
1746 sq.ft. / 157.14 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3240-ES - Northaven
Northaven Environmentally Superior Craftsman bungalow, 9' ceiling, open floor plan, large covered terrace  - W3240-ES
Living area
1883 sq.ft. / 169.47 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2611 - The Wakefield 1
The Wakefield 1 Master suite on main, 2-car garage, 3 bedrooms, cathedral ceiling - W2611
Living area
2353 sq.ft. / 211.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2898A - The Collector 4
The Collector 4 4 to 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Victorian cottage, large bonus space, master suite on main floor, 2-car garage - W2898A
Living area
2265 sq.ft. / 203.85 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3455-V2 - Ashford
Ashford Modern Rustic house plan with large bonus space above 2-car garage, large family room and great kitchen - W3455-V2
Living area
1663 sq.ft. / 149.67 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
46' 8" ft / 14 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2451
Plan de maison W2451
Living area
1759 sq.ft. / 158.31 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 4" ft / 11.5 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W6403 - Willingdon
Willingdon - W6403
Living area
1972 sq.ft. / 177.48 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3700-V2 - Willow Lane 3
Willow Lane 3 Large, closed foyer, 3 bedrooms and a computer corner - W3700-V2
Living area
1661 sq.ft. / 149.49 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2143
Plan de maison W2143
Living area
1087 sq.ft. / 97.83 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3218 - Creole 2
Creole 2 3 bedroom rustic bungalow, storage area above the garage, vast kitchen - W3218
Living area
1795 sq.ft. / 161.55 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 8" ft / 15.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3700-V1 - Willow Lane 2
Willow Lane 2 2 storey, 3 bedroom American style with home office  - W3700-V1
Living area
1712 sq.ft. / 154.08 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
32' 4" ft / 9.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W1875
Plan de maison W1875
Living area
1392 sq.ft. / 125.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2178 - Spring Villa
Spring Villa Floor plan offering easier mobility (wheel chair accessible), spacious kitchen, dining and living, 2 bedrooms - W2178
Living area
1386 sq.ft. / 124.74 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2647 - Chester
Chester Traditional home with 3 to 5 bedrooms, a large kitchen with breakfast table, 9' ceiling, home office - W2647
Living area
2768 sq.ft. / 249.12 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3124 - Maryann
Maryann Economical 2 bedroom Bungalow with covered terrace and 9' ceiling - W3124
Living area
992 sq.ft. / 89.28 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3210 - Edison
Edison Affordable traditional ranch bungalow, 2 bedrooms, lots of natural light, garage, good starter 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 - W3261 - Buchanan
Buchanan Ranch style 2 bedroom bungalow with unfinished basement & storage space - W3261
Living area
1318 sq.ft. / 118.62 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - W3428 - Vilma
Vilma Traditional 3 beds 2.5 baths with master suite, jack & jill bath, large bonus space above garage, open space - W3428
Living area
1795 sq.ft. / 161.55 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 6" ft / 13.65 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3115-V1 - Cypres 2
Cypres 2 Open concept European bungalow with 2 bedrooms - W3115-V1
Living area
870 sq.ft. / 78.30 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
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