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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 - 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 - W2691 - Davis
Davis 3 bedroom stylish modern country house plan with large bedrooms, eat-in kitchen and garage - W2691
Living area
1495 sq.ft. / 134.55 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 8" ft / 11.6 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 - 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 - W2715
Plan de maison W2715
Living area
1516 sq.ft. / 136.44 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2679 - French castle
French castle Modern rustic cottage of 4 bedrooms, 2-car garage & 9' ceiling on main - W2679
Living area
3126 sq.ft. / 281.34 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
Two-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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
Plan - W4701
Plan de maison W4701
Living area
1598 sq.ft. / 143.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3439-V1 - Meslay 2
Meslay 2 Country rustic small home with functional  open floor plan, 3 large bedrooms and a garage - W3439-V1
Living area
1465 sq.ft. / 131.85 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3876-V1 - Winslet 2
Winslet 2 European style 2 storey, 3 bedroom with mezzanine and garage - W3876-V1
Living area
1694 sq.ft. / 152.46 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
26' 4" ft / 7.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3426
 Victorian house plan with home office & covered balcony off family room  - W3426
Living area
2628 sq.ft. / 236.52 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3603 - Stapleton
Stapleton 4 bedroom ranch house with 4 car garage & front to back converd porch - W3603
Living area
3118 sq.ft. / 280.62 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
106' 0" ft / 31.8 m
Garage type
Four-car garage
Plan - W3434 - Camden
Camden Northwest & modern style cottage with 2 living rooms and 2-car garage - W3434
Living area
3068 sq.ft. / 276.12 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3944 - Tommy
Tommy 3 bedroom panoramic view traditional home with pergola, mezzanine and garage - W3944
Living area
1595 sq.ft. / 143.55 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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
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