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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 - W2783-V2 - Applegate 3
Applegate 3 Simple and affordable 3 bedroom Country rustic house plan with large family room, pantry and computer corner - W2783-V2
Living area
1724 sq.ft. / 155.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2775 - Colter 2
Colter 2 - W2775
Living area
1501 sq.ft. / 135.09 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
22' 0" ft / 6.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2126 - Kellaway
Kellaway - W2126
Living area
1106 sq.ft. / 99.54 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3213 - Nala
Nala Large master suite ranch style bungalow, kitchen island, laundry on main floor, front and side covered porch - W3213
Living area
1452 sq.ft. / 130.68 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3277 - Zena
Zena Craftsman house plan, sunken living room with fireplace, master bed with walk-in, large bathroom & laundry - W3277
Living area
1279 sq.ft. / 115.11 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2183 - Albert 4
Albert 4 Country style one-storey home, 3 bedrooms, economical building costs, open concept, walk-in in master - W2183
Living area
1339 sq.ft. / 120.51 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 0" ft / 12.9 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 - W2173
Plan de maison W2173
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3620 - Kipling
Kipling 3 bedrooms with master suite and double garage - W3620
Living area
1398 sq.ft. / 125.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2171
Plan de maison W2171
Living area
1026 sq.ft. / 92.34 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3264 - Crocus
Crocus 2 bedroom with large front porch, transitional home design, foyer and garage access to basement - W3264
Living area
1023 sq.ft. / 92.07 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3821
Plan de maison W3821
Living area
2138 sq.ft. / 192.42 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3706 - Pembrook
Pembrook Economical & simple 4 bedroom traditional 2-storey house plan, 2 living rooms, lots of space for big families - W3706
Living area
2261 sq.ft. / 203.49 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 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 - W2189 - Calliope
Calliope affordable one-storey home, ideal starter house plan, 2 bedrooms, lots of natural light, fireplace - W2189
Living area
1119 sq.ft. / 100.71 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
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 - 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 - Canova
Canova Narrow lot two-storey house with open floor plan, fireplace, kitchen nook, 3 bedroom, large family bathroom - 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 - 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 - W3466 - Brent
Brent Ample storage space, double garage, 3 bedrooms and an office - W3466
Living area
2734 sq.ft. / 246.06 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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