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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 - W2637
Plan de maison 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 - W3108 - Galerno
Galerno Cape Cod, 2 bedroom Bungalow with covered veranda & arches to family room - W3108
Living area
1184 sq.ft. / 106.56 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2759 - Bayberry
Bayberry - W2759
Living area
1888 sq.ft. / 169.92 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3226-V2 - Oakdale 3
Oakdale 3 U shape house design with 2-3 beds, Modern Rustic, home office & bonus space - W3226-V2
Living area
1780 sq.ft. / 160.20 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3304
Plan de maison W3304
Living area
923 sq.ft. / 83.07 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2884A - Merriwood 3
Merriwood 3 4 bedroom Country home, 4 bedrooms, 2 covered porches, 9' ceiling on main level - 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 - W3867-V1 - Ellington 2
Ellington 2 Large, economical, 4 bedroom Craftsman home, great laundry & pantry area - W3867-V1
Living area
1895 sq.ft. / 170.55 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W1478 - Inland Cottage
Inland Cottage - W1478
Living area
920 sq.ft. / 82.80 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2884 - Merriwood
Merriwood - 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 - W3423 - Merriwood 4
Merriwood 4 Large Country home, 3 -4 bedrooms, family & living rooms, formal dining, office - W3423
Living area
3805 sq.ft. / 342.45 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 0" ft / 18.6 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W4141
Plan de maison W4141
Living area
1019 sq.ft. / 91.71 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2197 - Bellamy
Bellamy Empty nester, ideal baby-boomer home design, 2 bedrooms, elevated ceiling - W2197
Living area
946 sq.ft. / 85.14 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3611 - Hickory
Hickory Craftsman with 9' ceilings, 3 bedrooms and a double garage - W3611
Living area
1664 sq.ft. / 149.76 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2590 - Cloverdale
Cloverdale 3 to 4 bedroom Farmhouse, wraparound porch, home office, kitchen island - W2590
Living area
1700 sq.ft. / 153.00 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3411
Plan de maison W3411
Living area
1578 sq.ft. / 142.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2673 - St. Arnaud
St. Arnaud 4 bedroom manor with fireplace and terrace - W2673
Living area
2641 sq.ft. / 237.69 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3242 - Leyland
Leyland Traditional sytle 2 bedroom bungalow with cathedral ceiling and garage - W3242
Living area
1186 sq.ft. / 106.74 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2825
Plan de maison W2825
Living area
1496 sq.ft. / 134.64 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3131 - Erindale
Erindale Affordable 3 bedroom bungalow house plan with kitchen island - W3131
Living area
1160 sq.ft. / 104.40 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
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