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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 - W2771
House Plan W2771
Living area
1430 sq.ft. / 128.70 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
21' 4" ft / 6.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3307
House Plan W3307
Living area
1234 sq.ft. / 111.06 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3133 - Mainville
House Plan W3133
Living area
1201 sq.ft. / 108.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3408 - Landry
House Plan 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 - W3853
House Plan W3853
Living area
1485 sq.ft. / 133.65 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2230
House Plan W2230
Living area
1282 sq.ft. / 115.38 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2169
House Plan W2169
Living area
1321 sq.ft. / 118.89 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4141
House Plan W4141
Living area
1019 sq.ft. / 91.71 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2784
House Plan 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 - W3222-V2 - Foxwood 3
House Plan W3222-V2
Living area
1686 sq.ft. / 151.74 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
50' 4" ft / 15.1 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4738
House Plan W4738
Living area
1329 sq.ft. / 119.61 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
23' 6" ft / 7.05 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3850
House Plan W3850
Living area
1584 sq.ft. / 142.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3502
House Plan W3502
Living area
1322 sq.ft. / 118.98 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3225
House Plan W3225
Living area
1871 sq.ft. / 168.39 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2680
House Plan W2680
Living area
1838 sq.ft. / 165.42 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
49' 8" ft / 14.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3235 - Maitland 3
House Plan W3235
Living area
1456 sq.ft. / 131.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3132-V1 - Corbett 2
House Plan W3132-V1
Living area
1315 sq.ft. / 118.35 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3504
House Plan W3504
Living area
1841 sq.ft. / 165.69 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3450 - Altona
House Plan 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 - W3869 - Belgrave
House Plan W3869
Living area
1654 sq.ft. / 148.86 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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