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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 - W2163-V1 - Springbrook 2
Springbrook 2 Affordable Ranch house plan with open floor plan and double sided fireplace - W2163-V1
Living area
1173 sq.ft. / 105.57 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 8" ft / 10.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3415-V1 - Bothwell 2
Bothwell 2 European style with 3 bedrooms, a home office and a double garage - W3415-V1
Living area
2208 sq.ft. / 198.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
47' 4" ft / 14.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3211 - Stacy
Stacy Small, comfortabe & affordable bungalow with garage, 2 bedrooms, open plan - W3211
Living area
1299 sq.ft. / 116.91 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3324 - Jasper
Jasper Split level, 4 bedroom bungalow with workshop and mezzanine - W3324
Living area
1983 sq.ft. / 178.47 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2142
Plan de maison W2142
Living area
1066 sq.ft. / 95.94 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 8" ft / 12.2 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 - 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 - 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 - W2875
Plan de maison W2875
Living area
1526 sq.ft. / 137.34 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3103 - Wilton
Wilton Traditional 3 bedroom bungalow with 9' ceilings and covered porch - W3103
Living area
1309 sq.ft. / 117.81 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3240-ES - Northaven
Northaven Environmentally Superior Craftsman bungalow, 9' ceiling, open floor plan, large covered terrace  - W3240-ES
Living area
1807 sq.ft. / 162.63 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2807
Plan de maison W2807
Living area
1773 sq.ft. / 159.57 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2724
Plan de maison W2724
Living area
2024 sq.ft. / 182.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 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 - W3410 - Gouverneur
Gouverneur European model with garage, sun room, breakfast nook, fireplace, 3 bedrooms - W3410
Living area
1613 sq.ft. / 145.17 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3288-V1 - Urban Valley 2
Urban Valley 2 Scandinavian inspired house plan, open floor plan, 2 bedrooms, unfinished basement, one-car garage - W3288-V1
Living area
1339 sq.ft. / 120.51 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 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 - W2560 - Morningside 2
Morningside 2 Victorian home with master bedroom on main floor, and charming gazebo - W2560
Living area
1444 sq.ft. / 129.96 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2857
Plan de maison W2857
Living area
4147 sq.ft. / 373.23 sq.m.
Beds
5
Baths
3 / 1
Width
95' 0" ft / 28.5 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3288 - Urban Valley
Urban Valley Scandinavian Transitional house plan, split entry, 9' ceiling kitchen, dining & family room, open floor plan - W3288
Living area
1283 sq.ft. / 115.47 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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