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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 - W3700-V2 - Willow Lane 3
Willow Lane 3 Large, closed foyer, 3 bedrooms and a computer corner - W3700-V2
Living area
1661 sq.ft. / 149.49 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2190 - St-Laurent
St-Laurent 2 large bedrooms, small & simple transitional style house plan, very low construction cost, open space - W2190
Living area
948 sq.ft. / 85.32 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3847
Plan de maison 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 - W3452-V2 - Dempsey 3
Dempsey 3 2 storey Country house plan with large front porch, open floor plan concept, home office, launtry room - W3452-V2
Living area
1828 sq.ft. / 164.52 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2106
Plan de maison W2106
Living area
994 sq.ft. / 89.46 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2765 - Maybloom
Maybloom Farmhouse, original master suite, family room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms - W2765
Living area
1898 sq.ft. / 170.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3833 - Tottenham
Tottenham 2 storey american house, 3 bedrooms, large master suite, 2-car side-entry garage, large laundry room - W3833
Living area
2245 sq.ft. / 202.05 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 4" ft / 15.1 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3124 - Maryann
Maryann Economical 2 bedroom Bungalow with covered terrace and 9' ceiling - W3124
Living area
992 sq.ft. / 89.28 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3228 - Beauchemin
Beauchemin Traditional bungalow with 3 bedrooms, 1-car garage, ideal for narrow lot - W3228
Living area
1394 sq.ft. / 125.46 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3417 - Stalworth 2
Stalworth 2 - W3417
Living area
2020 sq.ft. / 181.80 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3123 - Bickley
Bickley 3 bedroom bungalow house plan with 2 front entrances, laundry on main floor, kitchen island, large living room - W3123
Living area
1470 sq.ft. / 132.30 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3415 - Bothwell
Bothwell - W3415
Living area
1844 sq.ft. / 165.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
35' 4" ft / 10.6 m
Garage type
One-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 - W2619 - Wainwright
Wainwright Unique rustic 3 bedroom with craftsman inspiration & master on main - W2619
Living area
2665 sq.ft. / 239.85 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2789 - Clayton
Clayton Country style 2 storey house plan. 3 bedrooms. a veranda and a covered porch - W2789
Living area
1616 sq.ft. / 145.44 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2854
Plan de maison W2854
Living area
1436 sq.ft. / 129.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3133-V6 - Ashbury 4
Ashbury 4 Craftsman house plan. open floor plan concept, three-sided fireplace, 2 bedrooms, large laundry room - W3133-V6
Living area
1313 sq.ft. / 118.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
41' 4" ft / 12.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2756 - Citatum
Citatum Two-storey english style inspired house plan, large kitchen with island, 3 bedrooms, 2 walk-ins, open concept - W2756
Living area
1456 sq.ft. / 131.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3439-V1 - Meslay 2
Meslay 2 Transitional small home with functional  open floor plan, 3 large bedrooms and a garage - W3439-V1
Living area
1465 sq.ft. / 131.85 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2688 - The Wind Song
The Wind Song 3 to 4 bedrooms Traditional home, sunroom, 2-car garage, large bonus space - W2688
Living area
1953 sq.ft. / 175.77 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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