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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 - W2639 - The Quarry 3
The Quarry 3 Country style house plan of 3 bedrooms, built-ins & fireplace in the family room - W2639
Living area
2339 sq.ft. / 210.51 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2663 - East lake
East lake Modern rustic cottage, 4 to 5 bedrooms, breakfast nook, master on main - W2663
Living area
3955 sq.ft. / 355.95 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3208-V1 - Frangelica 2
Frangelica 2 Single storey with 3 large bedrooms and a spacious living room, office corner - W3208-V1
Living area
1436 sq.ft. / 129.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2653 - Davenport
Davenport European luxury house plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, open stairwell, 2-car garage  - W2653
Living area
2565 sq.ft. / 230.85 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3120 - Kittiwake
Kittiwake 2 bedroom bungalow with convivial floor plan and large walk-in closet - W3120
Living area
896 sq.ft. / 80.64 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3421
Plan de maison W3421
Living area
1864 sq.ft. / 167.76 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3264 - Crocus
Crocus 2 bedroom with large front porch, transitional home design, foyer and garage access to basement - W3264
Living area
1023 sq.ft. / 92.07 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3700 - Willow Lane
Willow Lane Large, 2 storey, 3 bedroom with fireplace and wrap around porch - W3700
Living area
1600 sq.ft. / 144.00 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3311
Plan de maison W3311
Living area
1337 sq.ft. / 120.33 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
47' 0" ft / 14.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2795 - Country Charmer 6
Country Charmer 6 3 bedroom, 2 storey farmhouse with large kitchen - W2795
Living area
1517 sq.ft. / 136.53 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3801
Plan de maison W3801
Living area
2032 sq.ft. / 182.88 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3235 - Maitland 3
Maitland 3 3 bedroom transitional style bungalow with cathedral ceiling, covered terrace & garage - W3235
Living area
1456 sq.ft. / 131.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2586 - Ellinson
Ellinson 3 bedroom Victorian house plan with laundry on second floor and 2 bathrooms - W2586
Living area
1663 sq.ft. / 149.67 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2829 - The Beechwood
The Beechwood Master suite with fireplace, 2 living rooms, 9' ceiling, 3 to 4 bedrooms, garage - W2829
Living area
2336 sq.ft. / 210.24 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4871
Plan de maison W4871
Living area
2764 sq.ft. / 248.76 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
55' 8" ft / 16.7 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2737 - The Madeline 2
The Madeline 2 Country house, false balcony, 3 bedrooms, covered warparound porch  - W2737
Living area
1604 sq.ft. / 144.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4741 - Marion
Marion 3 to 4 bedroom house plan, french doors, closed foyer, cathedral ceiling - W4741
Living area
1746 sq.ft. / 157.14 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3816-V1 - Bainbridge 3
Bainbridge 3 Two master suites Craftsman house plan, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, home office, solarium, fireplace - W3816-V1
Living area
2521 sq.ft. / 226.89 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
4 /  0 
Width
69' 0" ft / 20.7 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2676
Plan de maison W2676
Living area
1855 sq.ft. / 166.95 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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