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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 - W3121 - Padgett
Padgett Amercian 2 bedroom bungalow with cathedral ceiling - W3121
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 8" ft / 10.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2294 - Honeywood 2
Honeywood 2 - W2294
Living area
1191 sq.ft. / 107.19 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2294-V1 - Honeywood 3
Honeywood 3 2 bedroom Victorian with charming family room and garage - W2294-V1
Living area
1243 sq.ft. / 111.87 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
51' 4" ft / 15.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3262 - Brewster
Brewster Well fenestrated traditional with bonus space and cathedral ceiling - W3262
Living area
1344 sq.ft. / 120.96 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2126 - Kellaway
Kellaway - W2126
Living area
1106 sq.ft. / 99.54 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2896 - The Collector
The Collector - W2896
Living area
1936 sq.ft. / 174.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3816 - Bainbridge 2
Bainbridge 2 3 to 4 bedroom Country house plan, sunken family room, home office, screened porch - W3816
Living area
2353 sq.ft. / 211.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2653 - Davenport
Davenport - 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 - W2451
Plan de maison W2451
Living area
1759 sq.ft. / 158.31 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 4" ft / 11.5 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2627
Plan de maison W2627
Living area
2185 sq.ft. / 196.65 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2191 - Collin
Collin - W2191
Living area
2161 sq.ft. / 194.49 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
50' 4" ft / 15.1 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 - W2686 - The Wakefield 2
The Wakefield 2 - W2686
Living area
2111 sq.ft. / 189.99 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3862 - Whitman
Whitman Affordable American style home plan with 3 bedrooms and master suite - W3862
Living area
1824 sq.ft. / 164.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4135 - Chapman
Chapman - W4135
Living area
896 sq.ft. / 80.64 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2584 - Hillcrest
Hillcrest Farmhouse home plan with wraparound porch and low cost to build - W2584
Living area
1622 sq.ft. / 145.98 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
28' 8" ft / 8.6 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 - W4590 - Cloverdale
Cloverdale - W4590
Living area
1700 sq.ft. / 153.00 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3117 - Killarney
Killarney Bright, 2 bedroom, single storey Small Craftsman house plan with cathedral ceiling - W3117
Living area
1068 sq.ft. / 96.12 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
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