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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 - W2138 - Prairieside
House Plan W2138
Living area
947 sq.ft. / 85.23 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Carport
Plan - W3827 - Farrington
House Plan W3827
Living area
2279 sq.ft. / 205.11 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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 - W3947 - Gordon
House Plan W3947
Living area
2145 sq.ft. / 193.05 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2888 - The Grange 1
House Plan W2888
Living area
2295 sq.ft. / 206.55 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3402
House Plan W3402
Living area
1889 sq.ft. / 170.01 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2853A - The Ridgewood 2
House Plan W2853A
Living area
2183 sq.ft. / 196.47 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3267 - Jackson
House Plan W3267
Living area
1350 sq.ft. / 121.50 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4540
House Plan W4540
Living area
1311 sq.ft. / 117.99 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W6922 - The Sun Stream 2
House Plan W6922
Living area
2243 sq.ft. / 201.87 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
34' 4" ft / 10.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2697 - Rockford
House Plan W2697
Living area
2305 sq.ft. / 207.45 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
66' 0" ft / 19.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2957A-V1 - Discovery Ridge
House Plan W2957A-V1
Living area
3276 sq.ft. / 294.84 sq.m.
Beds
6
Baths
3 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3858 - Iverness
House Plan W3858
Living area
2305 sq.ft. / 207.45 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2916 - The Cliffside 1
House Plan W2916
Living area
1484 sq.ft. / 133.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3219 - Yorkton 3
House Plan W3219
Living area
1281 sq.ft. / 115.29 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 4" ft / 10.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4733 - Dalhousie
House Plan W4733
Living area
1440 sq.ft. / 129.60 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
27' 8" ft / 8.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3611 - Hickory
House Plan W3611
Living area
1664 sq.ft. / 149.76 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3852
House Plan W3852
Living area
1767 sq.ft. / 159.03 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 4" ft / 9.7 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3503 - Renault
House Plan W3503
Living area
1322 sq.ft. / 118.98 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W1478 - Inland Cottage
House Plan W1478
Living area
920 sq.ft. / 82.80 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
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