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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 - W3108 - Galerno
House Plan 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 - W2138 - Prairieside
House Plan W2138
Living area
947 sq.ft. / 85.23 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Carport
Plan - W3611 - Hickory
House Plan 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 - W2592
House Plan W2592
Living area
1310 sq.ft. / 117.90 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
21' 0" ft / 6.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2687 - Celeste 4
House Plan W2687
Living area
1457 sq.ft. / 131.13 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3413 - Wellbury
House Plan W3413
Living area
1727 sq.ft. / 155.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3834
House Plan W3834
Living area
1656 sq.ft. / 149.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3616-V1 - Anniston 2
House Plan W3616-V1
Living area
2614 sq.ft. / 235.26 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2829 - The Beechwood
House Plan W2829
Living area
2336 sq.ft. / 210.24 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W6828 - The Quarry 2
House Plan W6828
Living area
1826 sq.ft. / 164.34 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3108-V3 - Galerno 4
House Plan W3108-V3
Living area
1620 sq.ft. / 145.80 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3501
House Plan W3501
Living area
1798 sq.ft. / 161.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3825 - The Madeline 5
House Plan W3825
Living area
2008 sq.ft. / 180.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 8" ft / 12.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3443 - Kinsey
House Plan W3443
Living area
2291 sq.ft. / 206.19 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
39' 6" ft / 11.85 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W1478 - Inland Cottage
House Plan 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 - W2655
House Plan W2655
Living area
3085 sq.ft. / 277.65 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2451
House Plan 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 - W3867-V1 - Ellington 2
House Plan 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 - W3107 - Kimberley
House Plan W3107
Living area
1124 sq.ft. / 101.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2627
House Plan 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
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