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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 - W3131-V1 - Erindale 2
Erindale 2 Cozy and affordable single storey home, craftsman style inspired, large kitchen with island, large bathroom - W3131-V1
Living area
1179 sq.ft. / 106.11 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 4" ft / 12.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3236-V1 - Newburg 2
Newburg 2 Craftsman bungalow, open living concept, two car garage, fireplace in family room, unfinished basement - W3236-V1
Living area
1199 sq.ft. / 107.91 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2415
Plan de maison W2415
Living area
1012 sq.ft. / 91.08 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2777 - Colter
Colter 2 storey, narrow lot 3 bedroom farmhouse - W2777
Living area
1501 sq.ft. / 135.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
22' 0" ft / 6.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3108-V2 - Galerno 3
Galerno 3 Country style Bungalow, computer nook, access to basement through garage - W3108-V2
Living area
1289 sq.ft. / 116.01 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2141
Plan de maison W2141
Living area
1019 sq.ft. / 91.71 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2639 - The Quarry 3
The Quarry 3 Country style house plan of 3 bedrooms, built-ins & fireplace in the family room - W2639
Living area
2339 sq.ft. / 210.51 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2663 - East lake
East lake Modern rustic cottage, 4 to 5 bedrooms, breakfast nook, master on main - W2663
Living area
3955 sq.ft. / 355.95 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3208-V1 - Frangelica 2
Frangelica 2 Single storey with 3 large bedrooms and a spacious living room, office corner - W3208-V1
Living area
1436 sq.ft. / 129.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 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 - W3235 - Maitland 3
Maitland 3 3 bedroom transitional style bungalow with cathedral ceiling, covered terrace & garage - 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 - W2737 - The Madeline 2
The Madeline 2 Country house, false balcony, 3 bedrooms, covered warparound porch  - W2737
Living area
1604 sq.ft. / 144.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4741 - Marion
Marion 3 to 4 bedroom house plan, french doors, closed foyer, cathedral ceiling - W4741
Living area
1746 sq.ft. / 157.14 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2676
Plan de maison W2676
Living area
1855 sq.ft. / 166.95 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3219-V2 - Yorkton 3
Yorkton 3 Double garage and two living rooms with 3 bedrooms - W3219-V2
Living area
2654 sq.ft. / 238.86 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 4" ft / 13.3 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2552 - Concord
Concord Rustic 2 bedroom home with an open kitchen, dining and living concept, very charming dormers & large fireplace - W2552
Living area
1416 sq.ft. / 127.44 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2121
Plan de maison W2121
Living area
948 sq.ft. / 85.32 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3127 - Rosewood
Rosewood Economical craftsman house plan, sunken family room with fireplace, unfinished basement - W3127
Living area
1207 sq.ft. / 108.63 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3312 - Dynasty
Dynasty european style bungalow with two large bedrooms and open floor plan concept, ideal for narrow lot - W3312
Living area
1163 sq.ft. / 104.67 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3228
Plan de maison W3228
Living area
1394 sq.ft. / 125.46 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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