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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 - W2886
Plan de maison W2886
Living area
1404 sq.ft. / 126.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2572
Plan de maison W2572
Living area
2040 sq.ft. / 183.60 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4786
Plan de maison W4786
Living area
1296 sq.ft. / 116.64 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2605 - Kansas
Kansas Modern Bungalow Ranch with home office, 3 to 4 bedrooms, master bedroom and laundry room on main floor - W2605
Living area
2101 sq.ft. / 189.09 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3817
 European cottage, 3 bedrooms, large master suite, laundry on main - W3817
Living area
1703 sq.ft. / 153.27 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2185-V1 - Avram 2
Avram 2 Budget conscious Ranch house plan, open floor concept, laundry on main floor, great master bedroom  - W2185-V1
Living area
1708 sq.ft. / 153.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2171
Plan de maison W2171
Living area
1026 sq.ft. / 92.34 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3260 - Kipling
Kipling Craftsman style new bungalow house plan with entrance foyer, lots of natural lights and garage - W3260
Living area
1276 sq.ft. / 114.84 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3408-V1 - Landry 2
Landry 2 Country style 3 bedroom home plan with bonus space for bedroom #4 or home office - W3408-V1
Living area
1795 sq.ft. / 161.55 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2131
Plan de maison W2131
Living area
2134 sq.ft. / 192.06 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3121-V1 - Padgett 2
Padgett 2 Cozy 2 bedroom bungalow with 9' ceiling and veranda - W3121-V1
Living area
1308 sq.ft. / 117.72 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3821
Plan de maison W3821
Living area
2138 sq.ft. / 192.42 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3848 - La Fayette
La Fayette Large master suite with 4+ bedrooms and 9' ceilings - W3848
Living area
3621 sq.ft. / 325.89 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 2
Width
52' 4" ft / 15.7 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3242-V2 - Leyland 3
Leyland 3 Single storey country style with 2 sided fireplace and double garage - W3242-V2
Living area
1185 sq.ft. / 106.65 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
60' 8" ft / 18.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2854
Plan de maison W2854
Living area
1436 sq.ft. / 129.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2480
Plan de maison W2480
Living area
2454 sq.ft. / 220.86 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3433 - Willingdon 3
Willingdon 3 - W3433
Living area
1972 sq.ft. / 177.48 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
51' 0" ft / 15.3 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3239 - Concord
Concord 2 bedroom bungalow with covered porches front & back and garage - W3239
Living area
1337 sq.ft. / 120.33 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3700-V1 - Willow Lane 2
Willow Lane 2 2 storey, 3 bedroom American style with home office  - W3700-V1
Living area
1712 sq.ft. / 154.08 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
32' 4" ft / 9.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2756
Plan de maison W2756
Living area
1456 sq.ft. / 131.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
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