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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 - W2131
House Plan 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 - W3620 - Kipling
House Plan W3620
Living area
1398 sq.ft. / 125.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4613 - Hamann 2
House Plan W4613
Living area
1315 sq.ft. / 118.35 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2762
House Plan W2762
Living area
1696 sq.ft. / 152.64 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
35' 4" ft / 10.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3222-V1 - Foxwood 2
House Plan W3222-V1
Living area
1387 sq.ft. / 124.83 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3409
House Plan W3409
Living area
1624 sq.ft. / 146.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3239 - Concord
House Plan W3239
Living area
1337 sq.ft. / 120.33 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2190
House Plan W2190
Living area
948 sq.ft. / 85.32 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2761
House Plan W2761
Living area
1500 sq.ft. / 135.00 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3151 - Madeira
House Plan W3151
Living area
2274 sq.ft. / 204.66 sq.m.
Beds
5, 2, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
35' 0" ft / 10.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3846 - Marseille
House Plan W3846
Living area
2563 sq.ft. / 230.67 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 8" ft / 16.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3856
House Plan W3856
Living area
1357 sq.ft. / 122.13 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3307
House Plan W3307
Living area
1234 sq.ft. / 111.06 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3821
House Plan W3821
Living area
2138 sq.ft. / 192.42 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3126 - Larkspur
House Plan W3126
Living area
1017 sq.ft. / 91.53 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2298
House Plan W2298
Living area
1460 sq.ft. / 131.40 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3260-V1 - Kipling 2
House Plan W3260-V1
Living area
1521 sq.ft. / 136.89 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2692
House Plan W2692
Living area
1849 sq.ft. / 166.41 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2854
House Plan W2854
Living area
1436 sq.ft. / 129.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3850
House Plan W3850
Living area
1584 sq.ft. / 142.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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