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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 - W3825 - The Madeline 5
The Madeline 5 Open floor plan, home office, 3-4 bedrooms, 2-car garage, see-thru fireplace - W3825
Living area
2008 sq.ft. / 180.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 8" ft / 12.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3808
Plan de maison W3808
Living area
1692 sq.ft. / 152.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2867 - Jacob
Jacob Victorian house plan with 3 to 4 bedrooms, and home office, unfinished basement - W2867
Living area
1846 sq.ft. / 166.14 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W1585 - Wellwood
Wellwood Country affordable house plan with great wraparound covered porch - W1585
Living area
1502 sq.ft. / 135.18 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3861
 Modern farmhouse, 2-car garage, 3 bedrooms, independant laundry facilities - 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 - W3889-V1 - Addison 2
Addison 2 Craftsman 4 bedroom with double garage and home office - W3889-V1
Living area
2271 sq.ft. / 204.39 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
31' 4" ft / 9.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2790 - Ashland
Ashland - 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 - W3852
Plan de maison 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 - W2296 - Honeywood
Honeywood - W2296
Living area
1370 sq.ft. / 123.30 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3813 - The Grange 2
The Grange 2 - 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 - W2747-V1 - Banbury 2
Banbury 2 Traditional 3 bedroom home plan, 2-car garage, open floor plan concept - W2747-V1
Living area
1662 sq.ft. / 149.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
55' 4" ft / 16.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3114-V1 - Emmitt 2
Emmitt 2 Country rustic home, ideal for first home buyers, beautiful style on a budget - 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 - W2127
Plan de maison W2127
Living area
860 sq.ft. / 77.40 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2896 - The Collector
The Collector Victorian farmhouse, 9' ceiling, home office, large kitchen, double sided fireplace, large bonus room, ensuite - W2896
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 - W3816 - Bainbridge 2
Bainbridge 2 3 to 4 bedroom traditional country house plan, sunken family room, home office, screened porch - W3816
Living area
2353 sq.ft. / 211.77 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4756 - Berkshire
Berkshire Colonial small cottage house plan, open floor plan, kitchen island, main floor laundry, nice family bathroom - W4756
Living area
1560 sq.ft. / 140.40 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2637
Plan de maison W2637
Living area
2406 sq.ft. / 216.54 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3222 - Foxwood
Foxwood 2 bedroom Craftsman bungalow with garage and great fireplace in family room - W3222
Living area
1355 sq.ft. / 121.95 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 4" ft / 12.1 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3516 - Birminghame
Birminghame European, 3 bedroom cottage with large living room and 8'6
Living area
1534 sq.ft. / 138.06 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2759 - Bayberry
Bayberry - W2759
Living area
1888 sq.ft. / 169.92 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
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