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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 - W2619 - Wainwright
Wainwright Unique rustic 3 bedroom with craftsman inspiration & master on main - W2619
Living area
2665 sq.ft. / 239.85 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3110 - Hale
Hale Spacious 2 bedroom Cape Cod with fireplace, ideal for narrow lots - W3110
Living area
1207 sq.ft. / 108.63 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3288-V1 - Urban Valley 2
Urban Valley 2 Scandinavian inspired house plan, open floor plan, 2 bedrooms, unfinished basement, one-car garage - W3288-V1
Living area
1339 sq.ft. / 120.51 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2854
Plan de maison 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 - W3100 - Taylor
Taylor 3 Bedrooom bungalow house plan,superb open concept kitchen, dining and family room with 2-sided fireplace - W3100
Living area
1462 sq.ft. / 131.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
39' 8" ft / 11.9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3719 - Carleton
Carleton Small 3 bedroom Traditional house plan with open living concept, large kitchen island and pantry - W3719
Living area
1344 sq.ft. / 120.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2756 - Citatum
Citatum Two-storey english style inspired house plan, large kitchen with island, 3 bedrooms, 2 walk-ins, open concept - W2756
Living area
1456 sq.ft. / 131.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3505 - Lamarche
Lamarche Affordable first home, transitional house plan with scandinavian feel,, covered porch, fireplace,  - W3505
Living area
1200 sq.ft. / 108.00 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3235-V2 - Maitland 3
Maitland 3 Ranch Bungalow house plan, with galley kitchen, open floor plan concept, garage, many foundation options - W3235-V2
Living area
1459 sq.ft. / 131.31 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 8" ft / 13.4 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 - W4107 - Adaline 2
Adaline 2 European style inspired one-storey house plan with 2 bedrooms, economical, cathedral ceiling - W4107
Living area
929 sq.ft. / 83.61 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3114-V1 - Emmitt 2
Emmitt 2 Country rustic home, ideal for first home buyers, beautiful style on a budget - W3114-V1
Living area
975 sq.ft. / 87.75 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 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 - W2884A - Merriwood 3
Merriwood 3 4 bedroom Country home, 4 bedrooms, 2 covered porches, 9' ceiling on main level - W2884A
Living area
2099 sq.ft. / 188.91 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3108-V2 - Galerno 3
Galerno 3 Country style Bungalow, computer nook, access to basement through garage - W3108-V2
Living area
1289 sq.ft. / 116.01 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2298
Plan de maison 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 - W2777 - Colter
Colter 2 storey, narrow lot 3 bedroom farmhouse - W2777
Living area
1501 sq.ft. / 135.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
22' 0" ft / 6.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3108-V1 - Galerno 2
Galerno 2 5 bedroom Country style house plan with 2 living rooms & 2 computer corners - 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 - 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 - W2639 - The Quarry 3
The Quarry 3 Country style house plan of 3 bedrooms, built-ins & fireplace in the family room - W2639
Living area
2339 sq.ft. / 210.51 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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