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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 - W3876-V1 - Winslet 2
House Plan W3876-V1
Living area
1694 sq.ft. / 152.46 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
26' 4" ft / 7.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3468 - Clayton
House Plan W3468
Living area
2729 sq.ft. / 245.61 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3600 - Robertsdale
House Plan W3600
Living area
4459 sq.ft. / 401.31 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6
Baths
4 /  0 
Width
95' 4" ft / 28.6 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3851-V1 - Stratford
House Plan W3851-V1
Living area
1478 sq.ft. / 133.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W6406 - The Honeycomb 3
House Plan W6406
Living area
1844 sq.ft. / 165.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
49' 8" ft / 14.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2775 - Colter 2
House Plan W2775
Living area
1501 sq.ft. / 135.09 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
22' 0" ft / 6.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3203
House Plan W3203
Living area
1207 sq.ft. / 108.63 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3426
House Plan W3426
Living area
2628 sq.ft. / 236.52 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2871
House Plan W2871
Living area
2764 sq.ft. / 248.76 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
55' 8" ft / 16.7 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2837A-V1 - Heritage 4
House Plan W2837A-V1
Living area
2326 sq.ft. / 209.34 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2807
House Plan W2807
Living area
1773 sq.ft. / 159.57 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3103 - Wilton
House Plan W3103
Living area
1309 sq.ft. / 117.81 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3314
House Plan W3314
Living area
1433 sq.ft. / 128.97 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2857
House Plan W2857
Living area
4147 sq.ft. / 373.23 sq.m.
Beds
5
Baths
3 / 1
Width
95' 0" ft / 28.5 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2724
House Plan W2724
Living area
2024 sq.ft. / 182.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2747-V2 - Banbury 3
House Plan W2747-V2
Living area
1806 sq.ft. / 162.54 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
34' 8" ft / 10.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2455
House Plan W2455
Living area
1576 sq.ft. / 141.84 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3148 - NOYO 2
House Plan W3148
Living area
1007 sq.ft. / 90.63 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 8" ft / 12.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2651 - Coventry
House Plan W2651
Living area
1978 sq.ft. / 178.02 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
43' 0" ft / 12.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2759-V2 - Bayberry 3
House Plan W2759-V2
Living area
1903 sq.ft. / 171.27 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
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