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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 - W2896 - The Collector
The Collector Victorian farmhouse, 9' ceiling, home office, large kitchen, double sided fireplace, large bonus room, ensuite - W2896
Living area
1936 sq.ft. / 174.24 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3447 - Bellcast
Bellcast Split level modern rustic home plan, 2 bedrooms, 11' ceiling at the dining room - W3447
Living area
1155 sq.ft. / 103.95 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2843
Plan de maison W2843
Living area
1562 sq.ft. / 140.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3226 - Oakdale
Oakdale 3 bedroom Modern Rustic home with large master suite, covered balcony and launtry room - W3226
Living area
1808 sq.ft. / 162.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
55' 4" ft / 16.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3152-BH - Ripley
Ripley 2 bedroom Rustic Modern home plan, split entry, large kitchen island, large full bathroom - W3152-BH
Living area
1146 sq.ft. / 103.14 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2741 - Marion 2
Marion 2 3 to 4 bedroom farmhouse, home office, closed foyer, open space - W2741
Living area
1634 sq.ft. / 147.06 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2682 - Michener
Michener Victorian inspired home plan, large home office with private entrance, bedrooms w/ walk-in closets, bonus room - W2682
Living area
1568 sq.ft. / 141.12 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-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 - W3133-V1 - Ashbury 2
Ashbury 2 Transitioal house plan with open floor plan layout, 3-sided fireplace, 2nd bathroom can be easily added, - W3133-V1
Living area
1313 sq.ft. / 118.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3716-V1 - Clancy 2
Clancy 2 Transitional cottage design, low budget, 3 to 4 bedrooms, laundry room, kitchen island, open floor - W3716-V1
Living area
1680 sq.ft. / 151.20 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
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
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 - 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 - W2871
Plan de maison W2871
Living area
2764 sq.ft. / 248.76 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
55' 8" ft / 16.7 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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