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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 - W2784
Plan de maison 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 - W3312 - Dynasty
Dynasty european style bungalow with two large bedrooms and open floor plan concept, ideal for narrow lot - W3312
Living area
1163 sq.ft. / 104.67 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 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
Plan - W3127 - Rosewood
Rosewood Economical craftsman house plan, sunken family room with fireplace, unfinished basement - W3127
Living area
1207 sq.ft. / 108.63 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2707
Plan de maison W2707
Living area
1357 sq.ft. / 122.13 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
21' 0" ft / 6.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3417 - Stalworth 2
Stalworth 2 - W3417
Living area
2020 sq.ft. / 181.80 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 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 - W2121
Plan de maison W2121
Living area
948 sq.ft. / 85.32 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3104 - Keystone
Keystone Small Cape cod home plan, 3 bedrooms, great kitchen, affordable construction cost - W3104
Living area
1490 sq.ft. / 134.10 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
35' 0" ft / 10.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3415 - Bothwell
Bothwell - W3415
Living area
1844 sq.ft. / 165.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
35' 4" ft / 10.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3235-V1 - Maitland 2
Maitland 2 Country style 3 bedroom with 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 - W2195 - Cordia
Cordia Affordable bungalow house plan, lots of natural lights, nice family room with corner fireplace - W2195
Living area
1217 sq.ft. / 109.53 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3228
Plan de maison 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
Plan - W3133-V4 - Mainville 4
Mainville 4 Affordable 4+ bedroom Bungalow, large master suite, home office, large kitchen island & open floor plan - W3133-V4
Living area
2133 sq.ft. / 191.97 sq.m.
Beds
1, 5, 2, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2415
Plan de maison W2415
Living area
1012 sq.ft. / 91.08 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2737 - The Madeline 2
The Madeline 2 Country house, false balcony, 3 bedrooms, covered warparound porch  - W2737
Living area
1604 sq.ft. / 144.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3856 - Vickery
Vickery American cottage, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, garage, maximized space - W3856
Living area
1357 sq.ft. / 122.13 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3261 - Buchanan
Buchanan Ranch style 2 bedroom bungalow with unfinished basement & storage space - W3261
Living area
1318 sq.ft. / 118.62 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2779-V3 - Marlowe 4
Marlowe 4 Craftsman style small home, 3 bedrooms, home office and large covered terrace - 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
-
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