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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 - W3103 - Wilton
Wilton Traditional 3 bedroom bungalow with 9' ceilings and covered porch - W3103
Living area
1309 sq.ft. / 117.81 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2654
Plan de maison W2654
Living area
2070 sq.ft. / 186.30 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3719 - Carleton
Carleton Small 3 bedroom Traditional house plan with open living concept, large kitchen island and pantry - W3719
Living area
1344 sq.ft. / 120.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2837A-V1 - Heritage 4
Heritage 4 Country style 3 bedroom, double garage and 2 living rooms  - W2837A-V1
Living area
2326 sq.ft. / 209.34 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2101
Plan de maison W2101
Living area
1197 sq.ft. / 107.73 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3148 - NOYO 2
NOYO 2 Economical Modern home plan with NOYO base design, open floor plan - W3148
Living area
1007 sq.ft. / 90.63 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 8" ft / 12.2 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
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
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
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 - 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 - 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 - W2667 - Viola
Viola - W2667
Living area
1886 sq.ft. / 169.74 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
41' 0" ft / 12.3 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2724
Plan de maison 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 - W3851-V1 - Stratford
Stratford Victorian style affordable home with master suite, great kitchen & garage - W3851-V1
Living area
1478 sq.ft. / 133.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 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
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