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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 - W2842
Plan de maison W2842
Living area
1623 sq.ft. / 146.07 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2795 - Country Charmer 6
Country Charmer 6 3 bedroom, 2 storey farmhouse with large kitchen - W2795
Living area
1517 sq.ft. / 136.53 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3218 - Creole 2
Creole 2 3 bedroom rustic bungalow, storage area above the garage, vast kitchen - W3218
Living area
1795 sq.ft. / 161.55 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 8" ft / 15.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3300 - Clearview
Clearview Victorian style, affordable 2 bedroom bungalow with full basement - W3300
Living area
958 sq.ft. / 86.22 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3437 - Fontaine
Fontaine - W3437
Living area
2169 sq.ft. / 195.21 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3851-V1 - Stratford
Stratford Victorian style affordable home with master suite, great kitchen & garage - 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 - W2101
Plan de maison W2101
Living area
1197 sq.ft. / 107.73 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2650
Plan de maison W2650
Living area
1417 sq.ft. / 127.53 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2455
Plan de maison 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 - W3846-V1 - Marseille 2
Marseille 2 Country home plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, spacious home office, solarium - W3846-V1
Living area
2825 sq.ft. / 254.25 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 8" ft / 16.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2651 - Coventry
Coventry - 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 - W3314
Plan de maison W3314
Living area
1433 sq.ft. / 128.97 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2763
Plan de maison W2763
Living area
1512 sq.ft. / 136.08 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W6406 - The Honeycomb 3
The Honeycomb 3 - 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 - W1702 - Delphine
Delphine 2 bedroom tiny home, Country rustic style, open floor plan concept and lots of storage - W1702
Living area
900 sq.ft. / 81.00 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3464 - La Villa
La Villa Large, 5 bedroom country style with garage and office - W3464
Living area
2221 sq.ft. / 199.89 sq.m.
Beds
5
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2747-V2 - Banbury 3
Banbury 3 Spacious, abundantly fenestrated, 3 bedroom with large walk-in - 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 - W3468 - Clayton
Clayton Craftsman 5 bedroom with 2 living rooms and double garage - 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 - W2179
Plan de maison W2179
Living area
1108 sq.ft. / 99.72 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2853A-V1 - Ridgewood 3
Ridgewood 3 Craftsman house plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, home office, solarium, side entry garage - W2853A-V1
Living area
2185 sq.ft. / 196.65 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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