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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 - 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 - W3827 - Farrington
Farrington Luxury Traditional home design, 4 to 6 bedrooms, home office, corner fireplace, pantry, 2-car garage - W3827
Living area
2279 sq.ft. / 205.11 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3122 - Sandhill
Sandhill Affordable 2 bedroom transitional style bungalow with full basement and veranda - W3122
Living area
911 sq.ft. / 81.99 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3413 - Wellbury
Wellbury - W3413
Living area
1727 sq.ft. / 155.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3866 - Chisholm
Chisholm White colonial house plan with shutters, master suite with sitting area, home office, home gym & solarium - W3866
Living area
2786 sq.ft. / 250.74 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 8" ft / 18.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2617 - Merriwood 2
Merriwood 2 Country affordable home, master suite on main floor with private balcony - W2617
Living area
2348 sq.ft. / 211.32 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
52' 8" ft / 15.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3111 - Jackson
Jackson Cape Cod style home plan with side veranda and formal dining room or home office - W3111
Living area
1384 sq.ft. / 124.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3201
Plan de maison W3201
Living area
1178 sq.ft. / 106.02 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4051 - Rockland
Rockland - W4051
Living area
1127 sq.ft. / 101.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2867 - Jacob
Jacob Victorian house plan with 3 to 4 bedrooms, and home office, unfinished basement - W2867
Living area
1846 sq.ft. / 166.14 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3101 - Primrose
Primrose Affordable rustic bungalow of 3 bedrooms, 9' ceiling, rustic & craftsman - W3101
Living area
1498 sq.ft. / 134.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
47' 0" ft / 14.1 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 - 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 - W3439-V1 - Meslay 2
Meslay 2 Transitional 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 - W2763
 Country home plan, 3 bedrooms, decorative mouldings - W2763
Living area
1512 sq.ft. / 136.08 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3284-CIG1 - Providence 5
Providence 5 Charming Country Rustic economical narrow lot home plan with 3 bedrooms, 2-car garage, open floor plan - W3284-CIG1
Living area
1525 sq.ft. / 137.25 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W2528 - Lilas
Lilas Three to four bedrooms country cottage with home office, open kitchen, sitting area, large dining-living room - W2528
Living area
2056 sq.ft. / 185.04 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3828-V1 - The Quarry 2
The Quarry 2 Manor style with 4 superb bedrooms and a double garage - W3828-V1
Living area
1982 sq.ft. / 178.38 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3872 - Chateauguay
Chateauguay Barrier free manor with 3 bedrooms and a garage - W3872
Living area
1826 sq.ft. / 164.34 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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