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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 - W2294 - Honeywood 2
Honeywood 2 American bungalow, 2+ bedrooms, covered front porch, built-ins, garage - W2294
Living area
1191 sq.ft. / 107.19 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4051 - Rockland
Rockland - W4051
Living area
1127 sq.ft. / 101.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2896A - The Collector 2
The Collector 2 Victorian inspired house plan, 3 to 5 bedroom, ensuite, home office, large bonus room, veranda & garage - W2896A
Living area
1936 sq.ft. / 174.24 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3700 - Willow Lane
Willow Lane Large, 2 storey, 3 bedroom with fireplace and wrap around porch - W3700
Living area
1600 sq.ft. / 144.00 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2126 - Kellaway
Kellaway - W2126
Living area
1106 sq.ft. / 99.54 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2671 - Cartwright
Cartwright 3 to 4 bedroom Ranch style home with open floor plan and 3-car garage - 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 - W2779 - Marlowe
Marlowe American 2 storey, 3 bedroom with walk-in closet in master bedroom - W2779
Living area
1690 sq.ft. / 152.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2687 - Celeste 4
Celeste 4 - W2687
Living area
1457 sq.ft. / 131.13 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2899
Plan de maison 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 - W2178
Plan de maison W2178
Living area
1386 sq.ft. / 124.74 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2626
Plan de maison W2626
Living area
2162 sq.ft. / 194.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3113 - Sisken
Sisken Economical 2 bedroom bungalow with full basement - W3113
Living area
835 sq.ft. / 75.15 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3422 - Whittier
Whittier - W3422
Living area
2338 sq.ft. / 210.42 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 8" ft / 18.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2177
Plan de maison W2177
Living area
1108 sq.ft. / 99.72 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3267 - Jackson
Jackson 2 bedroom craftsman with double garage - 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 - W3206 - Cornwell
Cornwell Affordable Country style, great master bedroom with walk-in, nice dining/living area - W3206
Living area
1138 sq.ft. / 102.42 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W6828 - The Quarry 2
The Quarry 2 - W6828
Living area
1826 sq.ft. / 164.34 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3515 - Cornelia
Cornelia House plan with cathedral ceiling, master bed with ensuite, open kitchen / dining / family floor plan concept - W3515
Living area
1801 sq.ft. / 162.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2767 - Monarch
Monarch Victorian inspired home with lots of natural lights, 3 bedrooms, open floor plan concept - W2767
Living area
1603 sq.ft. / 144.27 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 2
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2688 - The Wind Song
The Wind Song 3 to 4 bedrooms Traditional home, sunroom, 2-car garage, large bonus space - W2688
Living area
1953 sq.ft. / 175.77 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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