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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 - W3816 - Bainbridge 2
House Plan W3816
Living area
2353 sq.ft. / 211.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3242 - Leyland
House Plan W3242
Living area
1186 sq.ft. / 106.74 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2294 - Honeywood 2
House Plan 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 - W2686 - The Wakefield 2
House Plan W2686
Living area
2111 sq.ft. / 189.99 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3101-V1 - Primrose 2
House Plan W3101-V1
Living area
3010 sq.ft. / 270.90 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 3, 4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
72' 0" ft / 21.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3861
House Plan 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 - W3443 - Kinsey
House Plan W3443
Living area
2291 sq.ft. / 206.19 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
39' 6" ft / 11.85 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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
-
Plan - W2655
House Plan W2655
Living area
3085 sq.ft. / 277.65 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2451
House Plan W2451
Living area
1759 sq.ft. / 158.31 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 4" ft / 11.5 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3867-V1 - Ellington 2
House Plan W3867-V1
Living area
1895 sq.ft. / 170.55 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3107 - Kimberley
House Plan W3107
Living area
1124 sq.ft. / 101.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2627
House Plan W2627
Living area
2185 sq.ft. / 196.65 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - W3862 - Whitman
House Plan W3862
Living area
1824 sq.ft. / 164.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2127
House Plan W2127
Living area
860 sq.ft. / 77.40 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3836 - The Honeycomb 5
House Plan 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 - W3847
House Plan W3847
Living area
1674 sq.ft. / 150.66 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2898A
House Plan W2898A
Living area
2265 sq.ft. / 203.85 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2896 - The Collector
House Plan W2896
Living area
1936 sq.ft. / 174.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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