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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 - 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 - W2768
House Plan W2768
Living area
1352 sq.ft. / 121.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 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 - W2230
House Plan W2230
Living area
1282 sq.ft. / 115.38 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-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 - W2674 - Monahan
House Plan W2674
Living area
2148 sq.ft. / 193.32 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 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 - W2779-V3 - Marlowe 4
House Plan W2779-V3
Living area
1821 sq.ft. / 163.89 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3403 - Willingdon 2
House Plan W3403
Living area
1972 sq.ft. / 177.48 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3824
House Plan W3824
Living area
1727 sq.ft. / 155.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3208-V1 - Frangelica 2
House Plan W3208-V1
Living area
1436 sq.ft. / 129.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2701
House Plan W2701
Living area
1456 sq.ft. / 131.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3235-V1 - Maitland 2
House Plan 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 - W2865 - The Madeline 3
House Plan W2865
Living area
1616 sq.ft. / 145.44 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 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 - W3826 - The Ridgewood 4
House Plan W3826
Living area
2329 sq.ft. / 209.61 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 8" ft / 16.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3450 - Altona
House Plan W3450
Living area
1519 sq.ft. / 136.71 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
47' 4" ft / 14.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2880
House Plan W2880
Living area
2030 sq.ft. / 182.70 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 8" ft / 13.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3228
House Plan W3228
Living area
1394 sq.ft. / 125.46 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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