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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 - W3269 - Kirwen
Kirwen Single storey, 2 bedroom with computer corner and garage - W3269
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2170
 Affordable bungalow with 2 bedrooms, unfninshed daylight basement, kitchen island - W2170
Living area
1064 sq.ft. / 95.76 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3204 - Maurie
Maurie Affordable 2 bedroom Ranch style house plan with garage, 2 bedrooms - W3204
Living area
1010 sq.ft. / 90.90 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 0" ft / 12.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3826 - The Ridgewood 4
The Ridgewood 4 3 to 4 bedroom Country house plan, 3-car garage, home office - 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 - W3122 - Sandhill
Sandhill Affordable 2 bedroom transitional style bungalow with full basement and veranda - W3122
Living area
911 sq.ft. / 81.99 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3412
Plan de maison W3412
Living area
1745 sq.ft. / 157.05 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
33' 0" ft / 9.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3450 - Altona
Altona Comfortable 2 bedroom bungalow house plan with formal dining room, fireplace, garage & bonus space - 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 - W2615 - New Cotton County
New Cotton County - W2615
Living area
2889 sq.ft. / 260.01 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
70' 0" ft / 21 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3111 - Jackson
Jackson Cape Cod style home plan with side veranda, 3 bedrooms, formal dining room or home office, kitchen island - W3111
Living area
1384 sq.ft. / 124.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2899
Plan de maison W2899
Living area
1252 sq.ft. / 112.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4051 - Rockland
Rockland - W4051
Living area
1127 sq.ft. / 101.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2853 - The Ridgewood 1
The Ridgewood 1 Beautiful Country Rustic home, large bonus space, solarium, 9' ceiling on main floor, side garage - W2853
Living area
2183 sq.ft. / 196.47 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3102 - Walker
Walker Traditional 2 bedroom bungalow with 9' ceilings and covered porch - W3102
Living area
1234 sq.ft. / 111.06 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2743 - Acrivie 2
Acrivie 2 Traditional american 2-storey home with formal living room, 3 bedrooms and nice covered front porch - W2743
Living area
1391 sq.ft. / 125.19 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2177 - Provence
Provence Ideal baby boomers house floor plan with master, laundry and office desk on main floor, large full bath - W2177
Living area
1108 sq.ft. / 99.72 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2686 - The Wakefield 2
The Wakefield 2 - W2686
Living area
2111 sq.ft. / 189.99 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W3876-V1 - Winslet 2
Winslet 2 European style 2 storey, 3 bedroom with mezzanine and garage - 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 - W2571 - Beausejour
Beausejour Charming transitional style 3 bedroom home, kitchen booth, formal dining/living room - W2571
Living area
1538 sq.ft. / 138.42 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 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
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