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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 - W3862-V1 - Whitman 2
House Plan W3862-V1
Living area
1854 sq.ft. / 166.86 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 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 - W3311
House Plan 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 - W3236 - Newburg
House Plan W3236
Living area
1197 sq.ft. / 107.73 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W2790 - Ashland
House Plan W2790
Living area
1152 sq.ft. / 103.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3812 - The Ridgewood 3
House Plan W3812
Living area
2129 sq.ft. / 191.61 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2290 - Meadowlark
House Plan 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
Plan - W3428
House Plan W3428
Living area
1795 sq.ft. / 161.55 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 6" ft / 13.65 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3804 - Mt. Meridian 1
House Plan W3804
Living area
2687 sq.ft. / 241.83 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4735 - Country Charmer 2
House Plan W4735
Living area
1530 sq.ft. / 137.70 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
27' 8" ft / 8.3 m
Garage type
-
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 - 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 - W3505
House Plan W3505
Living area
1200 sq.ft. / 108.00 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3423 - Merriwood 4
House Plan W3423
Living area
3805 sq.ft. / 342.45 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 0" ft / 18.6 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3120 - Kittiwake
House Plan 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 - W2582
House Plan W2582
Living area
1458 sq.ft. / 131.22 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4572
House Plan W4572
Living area
2160 sq.ft. / 194.40 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 8" ft / 11 m
Garage type
-
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 - 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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