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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 - W3284-CJG - Providence 2
Providence 2 Three bedroom home with open floor plan, fireplace, master suite, laundry room, side entry 2-car garage - W3284-CJG
Living area
1738 sq.ft. / 156.42 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3410 - Gouverneur
Gouverneur European model with garage, sun room, breakfast nook, fireplace, 3 bedrooms - W3410
Living area
1613 sq.ft. / 145.17 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - W3137-BJG - Miranda 3
Miranda 3 Affordable modern rustic ranch bungalow, 2-car garage, master suite with private shower, open floor concept - W3137-BJG
Living area
1040 sq.ft. / 93.60 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W2747-V2 - Banbury 3
Banbury 3 Spacious, abundantly fenestrated, 3 bedroom with large walk-in - W2747-V2
Living area
1806 sq.ft. / 162.54 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
34' 8" ft / 10.4 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 - W2101 - Charbon
Charbon Cathedral ceiling 3 bedroom house plan, affordable home - 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 - W3285 - Ashton
Ashton Contemporary house plan, large master suite, open concept, fireplace, guest suite, 2-car garage, deck - W3285
Living area
2398 sq.ft. / 215.82 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
66' 0" ft / 19.8 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W2651 - Coventry
Coventry - W2651
Living area
1978 sq.ft. / 178.02 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
43' 0" ft / 12.9 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
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