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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 - W4935 - The Skyway 2
House Plan W4935
Living area
1325 sq.ft. / 119.25 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
33' 0" ft / 9.9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3131 - Erindale
House Plan W3131
Living area
1160 sq.ft. / 104.40 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3240-V1 - Westhaven
House Plan W3240-V1
Living area
1779 sq.ft. / 160.11 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4871
House Plan W4871
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 - W3114-V1 - Emmitt 2
House Plan W3114-V1
Living area
975 sq.ft. / 87.75 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2783 - Applegate
House Plan W2783
Living area
1533 sq.ft. / 137.97 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2296 - Honeywood
House Plan W2296
Living area
1370 sq.ft. / 123.30 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2659 - The Stocksmith
House Plan W2659
Living area
3136 sq.ft. / 282.24 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2694
House Plan W2694
Living area
2037 sq.ft. / 183.33 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
55' 0" ft / 16.5 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3932 - Double Solstice
House Plan W3932
Living area
713 sq.ft. / 64.17 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3519 - Bayview
House Plan W3519
Living area
1508 sq.ft. / 135.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2945A-V1 - Rosemont 2A
House Plan W2945A-V1
Living area
1499 sq.ft. / 134.91 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
53' 0" ft / 15.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3801
House Plan W3801
Living area
2032 sq.ft. / 182.88 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3820 - Country Charmer 3
House Plan W3820
Living area
1432 sq.ft. / 128.88 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 8" ft / 11.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3926 - The Sunbreeze
House Plan W3926
Living area
2841 sq.ft. / 255.69 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2530
House Plan W2530
Living area
1501 sq.ft. / 135.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
29' 4" ft / 8.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3844 - The Rotunda
House Plan W3844
Living area
4075 sq.ft. / 366.75 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
78' 0" ft / 23.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3517 - Minuet
House Plan W3517
Living area
1343 sq.ft. / 120.87 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2733 - Dalhousie 2
House Plan W2733
Living area
1352 sq.ft. / 121.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2899
House Plan W2899
Living area
1252 sq.ft. / 112.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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