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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 - W2653 - Davenport
House Plan W2653
Living area
2565 sq.ft. / 230.85 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2671 - Cartwright
House Plan W2671
Living area
2549 sq.ft. / 229.41 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
75' 0" ft / 22.5 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W1903 - Gone Fishin
House Plan W1903
Living area
400 sq.ft. / 36.00 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
20' 0" ft / 6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3413 - Wellbury
House Plan W3413
Living area
1727 sq.ft. / 155.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2853 - The Ridgewood 1
House Plan W2853
Living area
2183 sq.ft. / 196.47 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2945 - The Sunburst
House Plan W2945
Living area
1494 sq.ft. / 134.46 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
35' 0" ft / 10.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4597 - Gaillon 1
House Plan W4597
Living area
1168 sq.ft. / 105.12 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
25' 8" ft / 7.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4925 - Whiskey Jack
House Plan W4925
Living area
1304 sq.ft. / 117.36 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
24' 8" ft / 7.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2945-V1 - Rosemont 2
House Plan W2945-V1
Living area
1680 sq.ft. / 151.20 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
35' 0" ft / 10.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4940 - The Woodlyne 2
House Plan W4940
Living area
1482 sq.ft. / 133.38 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2633 - Twillingate
House Plan W2633
Living area
1875 sq.ft. / 168.75 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4594 - Shawnigan
House Plan W4594
Living area
1297 sq.ft. / 116.73 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
31' 8" ft / 9.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2655
House Plan W2655
Living area
3085 sq.ft. / 277.65 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2779 - Marlowe
House Plan W2779
Living area
1690 sq.ft. / 152.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2790 - Ashland
House Plan W2790
Living area
1152 sq.ft. / 103.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2673 - St. Arnaud
House Plan W2673
Living area
2641 sq.ft. / 237.69 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3902 - Larch Lake 2
House Plan W3902
Living area
1302 sq.ft. / 117.18 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 4" ft / 8.5 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3823 - Shipley
House Plan W3823
Living area
1722 sq.ft. / 154.98 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3953 - Chestnut
House Plan W3953
Living area
1956 sq.ft. / 176.04 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2759 - Bayberry
House Plan W2759
Living area
1888 sq.ft. / 169.92 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
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