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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 - W3415-V1 - Bothwell 2
House Plan 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 - W4133 - Ashbury 2
House Plan W4133
Living area
1006 sq.ft. / 90.54 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2843
House Plan W2843
Living area
1562 sq.ft. / 140.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2590-V2 - Cloverdale 3
House Plan W2590-V2
Living area
1779 sq.ft. / 160.11 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3805
House Plan W3805
Living area
1588 sq.ft. / 142.92 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2165
House Plan W2165
Living area
1321 sq.ft. / 118.89 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3115 - Pierce
House Plan W3115
Living area
870 sq.ft. / 78.30 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3204
House Plan W3204
Living area
1010 sq.ft. / 90.90 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 0" ft / 12.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3873 - Beaverhill
House Plan W3873
Living area
2528 sq.ft. / 227.52 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 8" ft / 18.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2719
House Plan W2719
Living area
1099 sq.ft. / 98.91 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4801A - The Honeycomb 3
House Plan W4801A
Living area
1776 sq.ft. / 159.84 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2877
House Plan W2877
Living area
3115 sq.ft. / 280.35 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
98' 0" ft / 29.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3147-V3 - Bradley 3
House Plan W3147-V3
Living area
1531 sq.ft. / 137.79 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 4" ft / 14.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3706 - Pembrook
House Plan W3706
Living area
2261 sq.ft. / 203.49 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2133 - Ashbury 1
House Plan W2133
Living area
1006 sq.ft. / 90.54 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2183
House Plan W2183
Living area
1339 sq.ft. / 120.51 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 0" ft / 12.9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3272 - Lilly
House Plan W3272
Living area
1126 sq.ft. / 101.34 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - W3433 - Willingdon 3
House Plan W3433
Living area
1972 sq.ft. / 177.48 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
51' 0" ft / 15.3 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3700-V1 - Willow Lane 2
House Plan 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
-
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