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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 - W4786
Plan de maison W4786
Living area
1296 sq.ft. / 116.64 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 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 - W2185-V1 - Avram 2
Avram 2 Budget conscious Ranch house plan, open floor concept, laundry on main floor, great master bedroom  - W2185-V1
Living area
1708 sq.ft. / 153.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3260 - Kipling
Kipling Craftsman style new bungalow house plan with entrance foyer, lots of natural lights and garage - W3260
Living area
1276 sq.ft. / 114.84 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3408-V1 - Landry 2
Landry 2 Country style 3 bedroom home plan with bonus space for bedroom #4 or home office - W3408-V1
Living area
1795 sq.ft. / 161.55 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - W2163-V1 - Springbrook 2
Springbrook 2 Affordable Ranch house plan with open floor plan and double sided fireplace - W2163-V1
Living area
1173 sq.ft. / 105.57 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 8" ft / 10.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2735 - Country Charmer 1
Country Charmer 1 Farmhouse with cathedral ceiling and 3 large bedrooms, remarkable storage in kitchen - W2735
Living area
1432 sq.ft. / 128.88 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3201
Plan de maison W3201
Living area
1178 sq.ft. / 106.02 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3415-V1 - Bothwell 2
Bothwell 2 European style with 3 bedrooms, a home office and a double garage - W3415-V1
Living area
2208 sq.ft. / 198.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
47' 4" ft / 14.2 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W3448 - Covington
Covington Single storey, 2 bedroom Craftsmanwith garage and bonus space - W3448
Living area
1456 sq.ft. / 131.04 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-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 - W3324 - Jasper
Jasper Split level, 4 bedroom bungalow with workshop and mezzanine - W3324
Living area
1983 sq.ft. / 178.47 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2785 - Hudson
Hudson 3 bedroom, 2 storey Craftsman with wrap around porch and large foyer - W2785
Living area
1712 sq.ft. / 154.08 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3820-V1 - Belcourt 2
Belcourt 2 Farmhouse style, affordable, 3 bedrooms, computer corner, large closed foyer - W3820-V1
Living area
1864 sq.ft. / 167.76 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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