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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 - W3209 - Hazelwood
Hazelwood One-car garage ranch style bungalow, 2 bedrooms, kitchen,  dining and living room at the back of the house - W3209
Living area
1220 sq.ft. / 109.80 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4859 - Manor's Mark 2
Manor's Mark 2 European 2 storey, 4 bedroom with wrap around porch and garage - W4859
Living area
1935 sq.ft. / 174.15 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 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 - W3274 - Amaryllis
Amaryllis 4 bedroom Cape Cod style with bonus storage space and garage - 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 - W2655
 Craftsman cottage with 3-car garage, 4 bedrooms, remarkable ensuite  - W2655
Living area
3085 sq.ft. / 277.65 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3267 - Jackson
Jackson 2 bedroom craftsman with double garage - W3267
Living area
1350 sq.ft. / 121.50 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2759 - Bayberry
Bayberry - W2759
Living area
1888 sq.ft. / 169.92 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3709 - Warner
Warner 2 storey, 3 bedroom American style home plan, open floor plan &  large foyer, many foundation options avail. - W3709
Living area
1396 sq.ft. / 125.64 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3871 - Brantley
Brantley English style house plan, adjoining secondary bedrooms, large kitchen island - W3871
Living area
1867 sq.ft. / 168.03 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
41' 8" ft / 12.5 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3864 - Amanda
Amanda Traditional 3 beds home, open floor plan with nice fireplace, 3 bedrooms, laundry on second floor - W3864
Living area
1741 sq.ft. / 156.69 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3408 - Landry
Landry - W3408
Living area
1628 sq.ft. / 146.52 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3607 - Georgiana
Georgiana 3 +1 bedroom with master en suite, 2 living rooms & bonus space - W3607
Living area
2849 sq.ft. / 256.41 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3813 - The Grange 2
The Grange 2 - W3813
Living area
2453 sq.ft. / 220.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3108 - Galerno
Galerno Affordable country style house plan, 2 bedrooms, laundry room on main, covered front balcony - W3108
Living area
1184 sq.ft. / 106.56 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3155 - Lakewood
Lakewood Rustic bungalow home design with front covered balcony, wood stove fireplace, open concept & appealing design - W3155
Living area
1272 sq.ft. / 114.48 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3, 4
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2890 - Rockingham
Rockingham - W2890
Living area
2586 sq.ft. / 232.74 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3442 - Lockhart
Lockhart Craftsman 3 bedroom with double garage, fireplace & triple patio doors - 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 - W3137-BHG - Miranda 2
Miranda 2 Affordable ranch bungalow, master bedroom with walk-in, kitchen / dining / living open concept, 2-car garage - W3137-BHG
Living area
1040 sq.ft. / 93.60 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2823
Plan de maison W2823
Living area
1346 sq.ft. / 121.14 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3224 - Dambroise
Dambroise Comfortable 3 to 4 bedroom Ranch bungalow, 9' ceiling, kitchen with large island, covered rear balcony - W3224
Living area
1883 sq.ft. / 169.47 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
68' 8" ft / 20.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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