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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 - W3116 - Stuart
House Plan W3116
Living area
1359 sq.ft. / 122.31 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3427 - Versailles
House Plan W3427
Living area
2281 sq.ft. / 205.29 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2773 - Edward
House Plan W2773
Living area
1430 sq.ft. / 128.70 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
21' 4" ft / 6.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3108-V1 - Galerno 2
House Plan W3108-V1
Living area
2450 sq.ft. / 220.50 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
37' 4" ft / 11.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2784
House Plan W2784
Living area
1544 sq.ft. / 138.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
Carport
Plan - W3455-V2 - Ashford
House Plan W3455-V2
Living area
1663 sq.ft. / 149.67 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
46' 8" ft / 14 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3201
House Plan 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 - W3106
House Plan W3106
Living area
1593 sq.ft. / 143.37 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 8" ft / 13.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3111 - Jackson
House Plan W3111
Living area
1384 sq.ft. / 124.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3123 - Bickley
House Plan W3123
Living area
1470 sq.ft. / 132.30 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2236
House Plan W2236
Living area
1184 sq.ft. / 106.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3214 - Janice
House Plan W3214
Living area
2118 sq.ft. / 190.62 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 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 - W2676
House Plan W2676
Living area
1855 sq.ft. / 166.95 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3442 - Lockhart
House Plan W3442
Living area
1708 sq.ft. / 153.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2795 - Country Charmer 6
House Plan W2795
Living area
1517 sq.ft. / 136.53 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2389 - The Hartwood
House Plan W2389
Living area
816 sq.ft. / 73.44 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2667 - Viola
House Plan 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 - W2167
House Plan W2167
Living area
1102 sq.ft. / 99.18 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
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