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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 - W3445 - Carling
Carling 3 bedroom split-entry floor plan with balcony, cathedral ceiling, garage and bonus space - W3445
Living area
2085 sq.ft. / 187.65 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - W3152-BH - Ripley
Ripley 2 bedroom Rustic Modern home plan, split entry, large kitchen island, large full bathroom - W3152-BH
Living area
1146 sq.ft. / 103.14 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2842
Plan de maison W2842
Living area
1623 sq.ft. / 146.07 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3105 - Manssard
Manssard Country one-story home with 3 bedrooms - W3105
Living area
1578 sq.ft. / 142.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 8" ft / 13.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3118 - Calvert
Calvert Affordable 2 bedroom bungalow with kitchen island, great open floor plan and affordable construction costs - W3118
Living area
1226 sq.ft. / 110.34 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2195 - Cordia
Cordia Affordable bungalow house plan, lots of natural lights, nice family room with corner fireplace - W2195
Living area
1217 sq.ft. / 109.53 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3132-V1 - Corbett 2
Corbett 2 Country style, 3 bedroom bungalow with attractive kitchen - W3132-V1
Living area
1315 sq.ft. / 118.35 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2682 - Michener
Michener Victorian inspired home plan, large home office with private entrance, bedrooms w/ walk-in closets, bonus room - W2682
Living area
1568 sq.ft. / 141.12 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3856 - Vickery
Vickery American cottage, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, garage, maximized space - W3856
Living area
1357 sq.ft. / 122.13 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3862-V1 - Whitman 2
Whitman 2 Master suite, well appointed kitchen and double garage - 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 - W2568
Plan de maison W2568
Living area
2299 sq.ft. / 206.91 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 8" ft / 12.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3437 - Fontaine
Fontaine House plan with large master suite, split bedrooms floor plan, home office, large laundry room, 2-car garage - W3437
Living area
2169 sq.ft. / 195.21 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2779-V1 - Marlowe 2
Marlowe 2 Inviting 2 storey affordable Craftsman home, 3 bedrooms, large kitchen island, open floor plan - W2779-V1
Living area
1690 sq.ft. / 152.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2290 - Meadowlark
Meadowlark Low budget ranch style home with garage, 2 bedrooms, one-car garage, unfinished daylight basement - 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 - W2771
 Economical craftsman home plan, 2 to 3 bedrooms, remarkable living room - W2771
Living area
1430 sq.ft. / 128.70 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
21' 4" ft / 6.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3700-V1 - Willow Lane 2
Willow Lane 2 2 storey colonial home with 3 bedrooms, home office, wraparound porch, economical house costs  - W3700-V1
Living area
1712 sq.ft. / 154.08 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
32' 4" ft / 9.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3406 - The Honeycomb 4
The Honeycomb 4 Open floor plan Victorian design, large bonus, central fireplace, breakfast nook, kitchen island, 2 .5 baths - W3406
Living area
1770 sq.ft. / 159.30 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 8" ft / 14.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3213 - Nala
Nala Large master suite ranch style bungalow, kitchen island, laundry on main floor, front and side covered porch - W3213
Living area
1452 sq.ft. / 130.68 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2183 - Albert 4
Albert 4 Country style one-storey home, 3 bedrooms, economical building costs, open concept, walk-in in master - W2183
Living area
1339 sq.ft. / 120.51 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 0" ft / 12.9 m
Garage type
-
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