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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 - W2655
 Craftsman cottage with 3-car garage, 4 bedrooms, remarkable ensuite  - 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 - W4459
Plan de maison W4459
Living area
1588 sq.ft. / 142.92 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4735 - Country Charmer 2
Country Charmer 2 - 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 - W2859 - Manor's Mark 1
Manor's Mark 1 4 bedroom home design, 2 living rooms, large kitchen, charming master suite - W2859
Living area
1909 sq.ft. / 171.81 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - W3107 - Kimberley
Kimberley Country Rustic Bungalow, affordable 3 bedrooms, perfect for starter home - 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 - 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 - 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 - W3402
 Bonus living area in attic, 3 bedrooms, walk-in in master bed., garage - 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 - W3215
 Cozy bungalow, 2 spacious bedrooms, 9' ceiling, triple garden doors - W3215
Living area
1452 sq.ft. / 130.68 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3229 - Remington
Remington 3 bedroom ranch house with built ins, covered porch and garage - W3229
Living area
1350 sq.ft. / 121.50 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2853A - The Ridgewood 2
The Ridgewood 2 2 storey Farmhouse house plan, sunroom, double garage, 4 bedrooms possible, home office - 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 - W3452 - Dempsey
Dempsey Open concept floor plan with 3 bedrooms, home office and a garage - W3452
Living area
1719 sq.ft. / 154.71 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3223 - Fairmeadows
Fairmeadows Blended family home design with garage, 3+ bed., walk-in pantry in kitchen - W3223
Living area
1828 sq.ft. / 164.52 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
47' 0" ft / 14.1 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3881 - Berkshire
Berkshire Beautiful Country Rustic home, large bonus space, open floor plan concept with large kitchen island - W3881
Living area
2166 sq.ft. / 194.94 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2584 - Hillcrest
Hillcrest Farmhouse home plan with wraparound porch and low cost to build - W2584
Living area
1622 sq.ft. / 145.98 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
28' 8" ft / 8.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4590 - Cloverdale
Cloverdale - W4590
Living area
1700 sq.ft. / 153.00 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2823
Plan de maison W2823
Living area
1346 sq.ft. / 121.14 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
One-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 - W2733 - Dalhousie 2
Dalhousie 2 - W2733
Living area
1352 sq.ft. / 121.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
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