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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 - W4733 - Dalhousie
House Plan W4733
Living area
1440 sq.ft. / 129.60 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
27' 8" ft / 8.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2769-V1 - Dellwood 2
House Plan W2769-V1
Living area
2124 sq.ft. / 191.16 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2586 - Ellinson
House Plan 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 - W1585 - Wellwood
House Plan W1585
Living area
1502 sq.ft. / 135.18 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2755 - The Madeline 4
House Plan W2755
Living area
1678 sq.ft. / 151.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3119 - Colmore
House Plan W3119
Living area
1185 sq.ft. / 106.65 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2659 - The Stocksmith
House Plan W2659
Living area
3136 sq.ft. / 282.24 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3113-V1 - Sisken 2
House Plan W3113-V1
Living area
973 sq.ft. / 87.57 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3105
House Plan 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 - W3515 - Cornelia
House Plan W3515
Living area
1801 sq.ft. / 162.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3844 - The Rotunda
House Plan W3844
Living area
4075 sq.ft. / 366.75 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
78' 0" ft / 23.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2296 - Honeywood
House Plan W2296
Living area
1370 sq.ft. / 123.30 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3838
House Plan W3838
Living area
2206 sq.ft. / 198.54 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
63' 0" ft / 18.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4756
House Plan W4756
Living area
1560 sq.ft. / 140.40 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3813 - The Grange 2
House Plan W3813
Living area
2453 sq.ft. / 220.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2637
House Plan W2637
Living area
2406 sq.ft. / 216.54 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2884A - Merriwood 3
House Plan W2884A
Living area
2099 sq.ft. / 188.91 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2884 - Merriwood
House Plan W2884
Living area
2099 sq.ft. / 188.91 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2779 - Marlowe
House Plan W2779
Living area
1690 sq.ft. / 152.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3406 - The Honeycomb 4
House Plan 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
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