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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 - W2762
Plan de maison 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 - W1585 - Wellwood
Wellwood Country affordable house plan with great wraparound covered porch - W1585
Living area
1502 sq.ft. / 135.18 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3206-V1 - Cornwell 2
Cornwell 2 Charming Ranch bungalow with open floor plan layout and great kitchen space with computer corner - W3206-V1
Living area
1124 sq.ft. / 101.16 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2692
Plan de maison 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 - W3857
Plan de maison W3857
Living area
1662 sq.ft. / 149.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3323-V1 - Aspendale 2
Aspendale 2 Low building cost 2 bedroom split level house plan, 12' high ceiling in foyer, open concept, kitchen island - W3323-V1
Living area
1040 sq.ft. / 93.60 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2582 - Gaugin
Gaugin - W2582
Living area
1458 sq.ft. / 131.22 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4801 - The Honeycomb 2
The Honeycomb 2 - W4801
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 - W2187-V2 - Dryden 3
Dryden 3 Popular single storey with large living room and kitchen island - 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 - W2605 - Kansas
Kansas Modern Bungalow Ranch with home office, 3 to 4 bedrooms, master bedroom and laundry room on main floor - W2605
Living area
2101 sq.ft. / 189.09 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4590 - Cloverdale
Cloverdale - W4590
Living area
1700 sq.ft. / 153.00 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3235-V1 - Maitland 2
Maitland 2 Country style ranch house plan with 3 bedrooms, open floor plan, covered patio and garage - W3235-V1
Living area
1507 sq.ft. / 135.63 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2135 - Bedford
Bedford Affordable one-storey home plan with 2 bedrooms, daylight basement, great kitchen - W2135
Living area
896 sq.ft. / 80.64 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2667 - Viola
Viola Country home, breakfast nook, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, french doors - W2667
Living area
1886 sq.ft. / 169.74 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
41' 0" ft / 12.3 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2663 - East lake
East lake Modern rustic cottage, 4 to 5 bedrooms, breakfast nook, master on main - W2663
Living area
3955 sq.ft. / 355.95 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2447-V1 - Dafoe 2
Dafoe 2 Split level, 2 bedroom bungalow with large kitchen and a garage - W2447-V1
Living area
1059 sq.ft. / 95.31 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2641 - Twillingate 3
Twillingate 3 Beautiful Traditional Rustic house plan, open floorplan, home office, large bonus room - W2641
Living area
2028 sq.ft. / 182.52 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3611 - Hickory
Hickory Transitional style house with 9' ceilings, 3 bedrooms and a double garage - W3611
Living area
1664 sq.ft. / 149.76 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3421
Plan de maison W3421
Living area
1864 sq.ft. / 167.76 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3131 - Erindale
Erindale Affordable 3 bedroom bungalow house plan with kitchen island - W3131
Living area
1160 sq.ft. / 104.40 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
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