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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 - W2887 - Lewiston
Lewiston - W2887
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 - W3229 - Remington
Remington 3 bedroom ranch house with built ins, 3 bedrooms, covered porch and garage - W3229
Living area
1350 sq.ft. / 121.50 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3226 - Oakdale
Oakdale 3 bedroom Modern Rustic home with large master suite, covered balcony and launtry room, central fireplace - W3226
Living area
1808 sq.ft. / 162.72 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
55' 4" ft / 16.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4743 - Acrivie
Acrivie Master suite with french doors, 3 bedrooms, covered porch - W4743
Living area
1485 sq.ft. / 133.65 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3136 - Clarendon
Clarendon Traditional ranch style bungalow, ideal style starter home, open living concept with patio door, large shower - W3136
Living area
1103 sq.ft. / 99.27 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2626
Plan de maison W2626
Living area
2162 sq.ft. / 194.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2631 - Danville
Danville Lakefront Country home plan with game room, solarium & open floor plan - W2631
Living area
3411 sq.ft. / 306.99 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3455-V2 - Ashford
Ashford Modern Rustic house plan with large bonus space above 2-car garage, large family room and great kitchen - W3455-V2
Living area
1663 sq.ft. / 149.67 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
46' 8" ft / 14 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W4756 - Berkshire
Berkshire Colonial small cottage house plan, open floor plan, kitchen island, main floor laundry, nice family bathroom - W4756
Living area
1560 sq.ft. / 140.40 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3700-V2 - Willow Lane 3
Willow Lane 3 Large, closed foyer, 3 bedrooms and a computer corner - W3700-V2
Living area
1661 sq.ft. / 149.49 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2193 - Sandcrest
Sandcrest Traditional one floor 3 bedroom house plan, kitchen island,  full family bathroom, lots of  natural lights - W2193
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 4" ft / 12.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4613 - Hamann 2
Hamann 2 - W4613
Living area
1315 sq.ft. / 118.35 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 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 - W2106
Plan de maison W2106
Living area
994 sq.ft. / 89.46 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2765 - Maybloom
Maybloom Farmhouse, original master suite, family room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms - W2765
Living area
1898 sq.ft. / 170.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
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
2297 sq.ft. / 206.73 sq.m.
Beds
5
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3203
Plan de maison W3203
Living area
1207 sq.ft. / 108.63 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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
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