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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 - 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 - W2187-V1 - Dryden2
Dryden2 Affordable Small Country house plan, great floor plan layout, 3 to 4 bedroom with home theater and garage - W2187-V1
Living area
1963 sq.ft. / 176.67 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
One-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 - W2953 - Perlini
Perlini Country style 3 large bedroom home plan,  large front covered porch, kitchen island, mud room - W2953
Living area
1594 sq.ft. / 143.46 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2179 - Provence 2
Provence 2 Ideal baby boomers house floor plan with master, laundry and office desk on main floor, large full bath - W2179
Living area
1108 sq.ft. / 99.72 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3410 - Gouverneur
Gouverneur European house plan 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 - W3468 - Clayton
Clayton Craftsman 5 to 6 bedroom home plan with 2 living rooms and double car garage - W3468
Living area
2729 sq.ft. / 245.61 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 3, 4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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 - W3426 - Kalinda
Kalinda Victorian house plan with home office & covered balcony off family room  - W3426
Living area
2628 sq.ft. / 236.52 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 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 - 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 - 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 - W2715 - Daisy
Daisy Country style 3 to 4 bedroom house plan, homoe office, kitchen island, split entry (rear of the house) - 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 - W2679 - French castle
French castle Modern rustic cottage of 4 bedrooms, 2-car garage & 9' ceiling on main, home office, breakfast nook - 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 - W3292 - Oakland
Oakland Ideal narrow lot house plan, 2 bedrooms, large family room, play area or computer corner, laundry room - W3292
Living area
1317 sq.ft. / 118.53 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3603 - Stapleton
Stapleton 4 bedroom ranch house plan with 4 car garage, front to back converd porch, cathedral ceiling, home office - W3603
Living area
3118 sq.ft. / 280.62 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
106' 0" ft / 31.8 m
Garage type
Four-car garage
Plan - W3716-V1 - Clancy 2
Clancy 2 Transitional cottage design, low budget, 3 to 4 bedrooms, laundry room, kitchen island, open floor - W3716-V1
Living area
1680 sq.ft. / 151.20 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
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
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