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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 - W2133 - Ashbury 1
Ashbury 1 Charming country one-storey house with 2 bedroom, good size kitchen - W2133
Living area
1006 sq.ft. / 90.54 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
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 - W3427 - Versaille1
Versaille1 3 to 4 bedroom, beautiful European inspired house plan - W3427
Living area
2281 sq.ft. / 205.29 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3124 - Maryann
Maryann Economical 2 bedroom Bungalow home plan with covered terrace and 9' ceiling - W3124
Living area
992 sq.ft. / 89.28 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3211 - Stacy
Stacy Small, comfortabe & affordable bungalow with garage, for narrow lot, 2 bedrooms, open plan, 11' ceiling - W3211
Living area
1299 sq.ft. / 116.91 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3516 - Birminghame
Birminghame European style 2-storey home plan, 3 bedroom cottage with large living room and 8'6 - W3516
Living area
1534 sq.ft. / 138.06 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3421
Plan de maison W3421
Living area
1864 sq.ft. / 167.76 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3263 - Baxter
Baxter Beautiful Single storey house plan with two bedrooms and laundry area on main floor, garage, open concept - W3263
Living area
1250 sq.ft. / 112.50 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2161 - Inland Cottage 3
Inland Cottage 3 - W2161
Living area
1147 sq.ft. / 103.23 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3249 - Lambert
Lambert 4 bedroom, one storey Craftsman with ample storage and laudry area - W3249
Living area
2052 sq.ft. / 184.68 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3209 - Hazelwood
Hazelwood One-car garage ranch style bungalow, 2 bedrooms, kitchen,  dining and living room at the back of the house - W3209
Living area
1220 sq.ft. / 109.80 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3117 - Killarney
Killarney Bright, 2 bedroom, single storey Small Craftsman house plan with cathedral ceiling - W3117
Living area
1068 sq.ft. / 96.12 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3403 - Willingdon 2
Willingdon 2 - W3403
Living area
1972 sq.ft. / 177.48 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2731 - Davenport
Davenport Victorian inspired cottage plan, 3 bedrooms, abundant fenestration, shutters, open space - W2731
Living area
1286 sq.ft. / 115.74 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3154 - Aspen Creek
Aspen Creek Rustic home design bungalow with 3 to 5 bedrooms, open floor plan concept, fireplace - W3154
Living area
1341 sq.ft. / 120.69 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2886
Plan de maison W2886
Living area
1404 sq.ft. / 126.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W6501
Plan de maison W6501
Living area
1798 sq.ft. / 161.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3284-CJG1 - Providence 3
Providence 3 3 bedroom home plan, 9' ceiling, large master suite, open layout, pantry, fireplace, laundry room - W3284-CJG1
Living area
1858 sq.ft. / 167.22 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2801 - The Honeycomb 1
The Honeycomb 1 - W2801
Living area
1776 sq.ft. / 159.84 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 8" ft / 12.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3223 - Fairmeadows
Fairmeadows Blended family home design with garage, 3+ bed., walk-in pantry in kitchen - W3223
Living area
1828 sq.ft. / 164.52 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
47' 0" ft / 14.1 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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