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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 - W2590-V2 - Cloverdale 3
Cloverdale 3 Country style home with covered porch, 4 bedrooms (home office), 3 bathrooms, garage with bonus space above - W2590-V2
Living area
1779 sq.ft. / 160.11 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 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 - W3437 - Fontaine
Fontaine - W3437
Living area
2169 sq.ft. / 195.21 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2187-V2 - Dryden 3
Dryden 3 Popular single storey with large living room and kitchen island - W2187-V2
Living area
1362 sq.ft. / 122.58 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
39' 0" ft / 11.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2389 - The Hartwood
The Hartwood - W2389
Living area
816 sq.ft. / 73.44 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2773 - Edward
Edward Narrow lot house plan with 3 bedrooms and home office, laundry on first floor - W2773
Living area
1430 sq.ft. / 128.70 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
21' 4" ft / 6.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3101-V1 - Primrose 2
Primrose 2 6 bedrooms Transitional style Bungalow house plan, 2 family rooms, computer area, Ranch style home - W3101-V1
Living area
3010 sq.ft. / 270.90 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 3, 7, 4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
72' 0" ft / 21.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2135 - Bedford
Bedford - W2135
Living area
896 sq.ft. / 80.64 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2163-V1 - Springbrook 2
Springbrook 2 Affordable Ranch house plan with open floor plan and double sided fireplace - W2163-V1
Living area
1173 sq.ft. / 105.57 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 8" ft / 10.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2657 - Covington
Covington Manor style with garage, 3 bedrooms, living room with fireplace, pantry in kitchen - W2657
Living area
1468 sq.ft. / 132.12 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3415-V1 - Bothwell 2
Bothwell 2 European style with 3 bedrooms, a home office and a double garage - W3415-V1
Living area
2208 sq.ft. / 198.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
47' 4" ft / 14.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3211 - Stacy
Stacy Small, comfortabe & affordable bungalow with garage, 2 bedrooms, open plan - W3211
Living area
1299 sq.ft. / 116.91 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3324 - Jasper
Jasper Split level house plan, 4 bedroom bungalow with workshop and mezzanine - W3324
Living area
1983 sq.ft. / 178.47 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2677 - Northbrook
Northbrook - W2677
Living area
2265 sq.ft. / 203.85 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3219-V1 - Yorkton 2
Yorkton 2 Extended family, 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms and a comupter corner - W3219-V1
Living area
2870 sq.ft. / 258.30 sq.m.
Beds
5, 2, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2142
Plan de maison W2142
Living area
1066 sq.ft. / 95.94 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 8" ft / 12.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2667 - Viola
Viola Country home, breakfast nook, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, french doors - W2667
Living area
1886 sq.ft. / 169.74 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
41' 0" ft / 12.3 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3260-V2 - Kipling 3
Kipling 3 One storey transitional style home, 2 bedrooms, with double garage and bonus space - W3260-V2
Living area
1401 sq.ft. / 126.09 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 4" ft / 15.1 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2187 - Dryden
Dryden - W2187
Living area
1094 sq.ft. / 98.46 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
-
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