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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 - W2584
House Plan W2584
Living area
1622 sq.ft. / 145.98 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
28' 8" ft / 8.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3117-V1 - Killarney 2
House Plan W3117-V1
Living area
2226 sq.ft. / 200.34 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
41' 8" ft / 12.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2764
House Plan W2764
Living area
2663 sq.ft. / 239.67 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2631 - Danville
House Plan W2631
Living area
3411 sq.ft. / 306.99 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2187-V2 - Dryden 3
House Plan W2187-V2
Living area
1362 sq.ft. / 122.58 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
39' 0" ft / 11.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2757
House Plan W2757
Living area
1692 sq.ft. / 152.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
28' 4" ft / 8.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2193 - Sandcrest
House Plan W2193
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 4" ft / 12.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2661
House Plan W2661
Living area
3719 sq.ft. / 334.71 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3274 - Amaryllis
House Plan W3274
Living area
2136 sq.ft. / 192.24 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3853
House Plan W3853
Living area
1485 sq.ft. / 133.65 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3121-V1 - Padgett 2
House Plan W3121-V1
Living area
1308 sq.ft. / 117.72 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2680
House Plan W2680
Living area
1838 sq.ft. / 165.42 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
49' 8" ft / 14.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3133-V1 - Ashbury 2
House Plan W3133-V1
Living area
1313 sq.ft. / 118.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3211
House Plan W3211
Living area
1299 sq.ft. / 116.91 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2395
House Plan W2395
Living area
1018 sq.ft. / 91.62 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3213
House Plan W3213
Living area
1452 sq.ft. / 130.68 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2709 - The Madeline 1
House Plan W2709
Living area
1604 sq.ft. / 144.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3849 - Concordia
House Plan W3849
Living area
3321 sq.ft. / 298.89 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3242-V2 - Leyland 3
House Plan W3242-V2
Living area
1185 sq.ft. / 106.65 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
60' 8" ft / 18.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4743
House Plan W4743
Living area
1485 sq.ft. / 133.65 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
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