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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 - W3943 - Lilly
House Plan W3943
Living area
1579 sq.ft. / 142.11 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3608 - Cambridge
House Plan W3608
Living area
2141 sq.ft. / 192.69 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3304
House Plan W3304
Living area
923 sq.ft. / 83.07 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2884A - Merriwood 3
House Plan W2884A
Living area
2099 sq.ft. / 188.91 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4135 - Chapman
House Plan W4135
Living area
896 sq.ft. / 80.64 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2603 - Journey's Edge
House Plan W2603
Living area
1969 sq.ft. / 177.21 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3934 - The Clearview
House Plan W3934
Living area
1737 sq.ft. / 156.33 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W6816 - Bainbridge
House Plan W6816
Living area
2551 sq.ft. / 229.59 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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
Plan - W3813 - The Grange 2
House Plan W3813
Living area
2453 sq.ft. / 220.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3816 - Bainbridge 2
House Plan W3816
Living area
2353 sq.ft. / 211.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3861
House Plan W3861
Living area
1740 sq.ft. / 156.60 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2294-V1 - Honeywood 3
House Plan W2294-V1
Living area
1243 sq.ft. / 111.87 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
51' 4" ft / 15.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3421
House Plan 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 - W3226 - Oakdale
House Plan W3226
Living area
1808 sq.ft. / 162.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
55' 4" ft / 16.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3831
House Plan W3831
Living area
2448 sq.ft. / 220.32 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
61' 4" ft / 18.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3108 - Galerno
House Plan W3108
Living area
1184 sq.ft. / 106.56 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2825
House Plan W2825
Living area
1496 sq.ft. / 134.64 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3264 - Crocus
House Plan W3264
Living area
1023 sq.ft. / 92.07 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3911 - The Treetops
House Plan W3911
Living area
1437 sq.ft. / 129.33 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
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