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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 - 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 - W3125 - Fielding
Fielding Traditional one storey house plan, small bungalow with large kitchen island, open floor plan concept - W3125
Living area
1042 sq.ft. / 93.78 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2290 - Meadowlark
Meadowlark - W2290
Living area
1124 sq.ft. / 101.16 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - W3115-V1 - Cypres 2
Cypres 2 Open concept European bungalow with 2 bedrooms - W3115-V1
Living area
870 sq.ft. / 78.30 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2697 - Rockford
Rockford Ranch house plan with covered porch, double garage & bonus space - W2697
Living area
2305 sq.ft. / 207.45 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
66' 0" ft / 19.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2759-V1 - Bayberry 2
Bayberry 2 3 to 4 bedroom Traditional home with solarium and home office - W2759-V1
Living area
2114 sq.ft. / 190.26 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 2
Width
40' 4" ft / 12.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3119 - Colmore
Colmore Single storey 2 bedroom country style with well appointed bathroom - 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 - W3406 - The Honeycomb 4
The Honeycomb 4 - 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
Plan - W2898 - The Collector 3
The Collector 3 4 to 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Victorian cottage with large bonus space, master suite on main floor - W2898
Living area
2265 sq.ft. / 203.85 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3842 - The Wheaton
The Wheaton Luxurious & spacious European 4 to 5 bedroom home, home office, large bonus room  - W3842
Living area
3620 sq.ft. / 325.80 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3102 - Walker
Walker Traditional 2 bedroom bungalow with 9' ceilings and covered porch - W3102
Living area
1234 sq.ft. / 111.06 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3820 - Country Charmer 3
Country Charmer 3 Simple and economical Country house plan, with covered porch and 3 bedrooms - W3820
Living area
1432 sq.ft. / 128.88 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 8" ft / 11.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4735 - Country Charmer 2
Country Charmer 2 - W4735
Living area
1530 sq.ft. / 137.70 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
27' 8" ft / 8.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2853 - The Ridgewood 1
The Ridgewood 1 Beautiful Country Rustic home, large bonus space, solarium, 9' ceiling on main floor, side garage - W2853
Living area
2183 sq.ft. / 196.47 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3505
 Affordable first home, Country, covered porch and fireplace, unfinished basement - W3505
Living area
1200 sq.ft. / 108.00 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4572
Plan de maison W4572
Living area
2160 sq.ft. / 194.40 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 8" ft / 11 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3236 - Newburg
Newburg 2 bedroom open floorplan bungalow with double garage and fireplace - W3236
Living area
1197 sq.ft. / 107.73 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2151 - Fletcher 2
Fletcher 2 Economical bungalow, 2 bedrooms, vaulted ceilings - W2151
Living area
1079 sq.ft. / 97.11 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
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
-
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