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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 - W1051 - Vistas 2
Vistas 2 - W1051
Living area
1092 sq.ft. / 98.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2294-V1 - Honeywood 3
Honeywood 3 2 bedroom Victorian with charming family room and garage - 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 - W2635 - Twillingate 2
Twillingate 2 Farmhouse home plan with garage, 3 to 4 bedrooms, open floor plan with fireplace and bonus room - W2635
Living area
1875 sq.ft. / 168.75 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3517 - Minuet
Minuet Affordable Craftsman inspired home with cathedral ceiling and mezzanine - 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 - W3113-V1 - Sisken 2
Sisken 2 2 bedroom, country style bungalow with full basement - W3113-V1
Living area
973 sq.ft. / 87.57 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2921
Plan de maison W2921
Living area
2526 sq.ft. / 227.34 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4151 - Fletcher
Fletcher Small and affordable bungalow, 2 bedrooms, cathedral ceiling, closed foyer - W4151
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3421
Plan de maison 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 - W2765 - Maybloom
Maybloom Farmhouse, original master suite, family room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms - W2765
Living area
1898 sq.ft. / 170.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2161 - Inland Cottage 3
Inland Cottage 3 - W2161
Living area
1147 sq.ft. / 103.23 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4801A - The Honeycomb 3
The Honeycomb 3 Country home with wrap around porch and great room - W4801A
Living area
1776 sq.ft. / 159.84 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3866 - Chisholm
Chisholm Colonial house plan, master suite, home office, home gym and solarium - W3866
Living area
2786 sq.ft. / 250.74 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 8" ft / 18.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3836 - The Honeycomb 5
The Honeycomb 5 Well fenestrated home, 3 bedrooms, family or media room, attractive bonus room - W3836
Living area
2411 sq.ft. / 216.99 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4141
Plan de maison W4141
Living area
1019 sq.ft. / 91.71 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3120 - Kittiwake
Kittiwake 2 bedroom bungalow with convivial floor plan and large walk-in closet - W3120
Living area
896 sq.ft. / 80.64 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3311
Plan de maison W3311
Living area
1337 sq.ft. / 120.33 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
47' 0" ft / 14.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2197 - Bellamy
Bellamy Empty nester, ideal baby-boomer home design, 2 bedrooms, elevated ceiling - W2197
Living area
946 sq.ft. / 85.14 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3264 - Crocus
Crocus 2 bedroom with large front porch, foyer and garage access to basement - 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 - W2590-V2 - Cloverdale 3
Cloverdale 3 Country style home with covered porch, 4 bedrooms (home office), 3 bathrooms, garage with bonus space above - W2590-V2
Living area
1779 sq.ft. / 160.11 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2290 - Meadowlark
Meadowlark - W2290
Living area
1124 sq.ft. / 101.16 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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