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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 - W3208 - Frangelica 1
Frangelica 1 Starter home plan, Country bungalow style with 9' ceilings, 3 bedrooms, one-car garage - W3208
Living area
1393 sq.ft. / 125.37 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2797 - Crenshaw
Crenshaw Comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 storey traditional with home office  - W2797
Living area
1656 sq.ft. / 149.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
39' 8" ft / 11.9 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3239 - Concord
Concord 2 bedroom bungalow with covered porches front & back and garage - W3239
Living area
1337 sq.ft. / 120.33 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2886
Plan de maison W2886
Living area
1404 sq.ft. / 126.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3447 - Bellcast
Bellcast Split level modern rustic home plan, 2 bedrooms, 11' ceiling at the dining room - W3447
Living area
1155 sq.ft. / 103.95 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2801 - The Honeycomb 1
The Honeycomb 1 - W2801
Living area
1776 sq.ft. / 159.84 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 8" ft / 12.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3226 - Oakdale
Oakdale 3 bedroom Modern Rustic home with large master suite, covered balcony and launtry room, central fireplace - W3226
Living area
1808 sq.ft. / 162.72 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
55' 4" ft / 16.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2719 - Duranel 3
Duranel 3 Transitional style home design, white exterior, economical construction, master with large walk-in - W2719
Living area
1099 sq.ft. / 98.91 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4743 - Acrivie
Acrivie Master suite with french doors, 3 bedrooms, covered porch - W4743
Living area
1485 sq.ft. / 133.65 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3137 - Miranda
Miranda Economical Modern Rustic Starter home design with open floor plan concept - W3137
Living area
864 sq.ft. / 77.76 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2624
Plan de maison W2624
Living area
2084 sq.ft. / 187.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2631 - Danville
Danville Lakefront Country home plan with game room, solarium & open floor plan - W2631
Living area
3411 sq.ft. / 306.99 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3709-V1 - Warner 2
Warner 2 Very affordable American classic 2 storey home, 3 bedroom narrow lot design - W3709-V1
Living area
1396 sq.ft. / 125.64 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2461
Plan de maison W2461
Living area
1490 sq.ft. / 134.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4133 - Ashbury 2
Ashbury 2 - W4133
Living area
1006 sq.ft. / 90.54 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 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 - W3108-V1 - Galerno 2
Galerno 2 5 bedroom Country style house plan with 2 living rooms & 2 computer corners - W3108-V1
Living area
2450 sq.ft. / 220.50 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
37' 4" ft / 11.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2105 - Beaujolais
Beaujolais Victorian style bungalow with 2 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen and turret - W2105
Living area
958 sq.ft. / 86.22 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
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