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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 - 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 - W2665 - Margot
Margot - W2665
Living area
2149 sq.ft. / 193.41 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4134
Plan de maison W4134
Living area
1308 sq.ft. / 117.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 4" ft / 12.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3133-V6 - Ashbury 4
Ashbury 4 Craftsman house plan. open floor plan concept, three-sided fireplace, 2 bedrooms, large laundry room - W3133-V6
Living area
1313 sq.ft. / 118.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
41' 4" ft / 12.4 m
Garage type
-
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 - 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 - 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 - W2560 - Morningside 2
Morningside 2 Victorian home with master bedroom on main floor, and charming gazebo - W2560
Living area
1444 sq.ft. / 129.96 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3314 - Dynasty 3
Dynasty 3 Affordable, Simple four bedroom bungalow house plan, ideal for narrow lot, open floor plan - W3314
Living area
1433 sq.ft. / 128.97 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 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 - W2167
Plan de maison W2167
Living area
1102 sq.ft. / 99.18 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3137-BHG - Miranda 2
Miranda 2 Affordable ranch bungalow, master bedroom with walk-in, kitchen / dining / living open concept, 2-car garage - W3137-BHG
Living area
1040 sq.ft. / 93.60 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - W2759-V2 - Bayberry 3
Bayberry 3 Country style 3 bedroom with home office - W2759-V2
Living area
1903 sq.ft. / 171.27 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
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
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