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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 - W4871
Plan de maison W4871
Living area
2764 sq.ft. / 248.76 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
55' 8" ft / 16.7 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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 - W3206-V1 - Cornwell 2
Cornwell 2 Charming Ranch bungalow with open floor plan layout and great kitchen space with computer corner - W3206-V1
Living area
1124 sq.ft. / 101.16 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3311
Plan de maison W3311
Living area
1337 sq.ft. / 120.33 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
47' 0" ft / 14.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3264 - Crocus
Crocus 2 bedroom with large front porch, transitional home design, foyer and garage access to basement - W3264
Living area
1023 sq.ft. / 92.07 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - W2898A - The Collector 4
The Collector 4 4 to 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Victorian cottage, large bonus space, master suite on main floor, 2-car garage - W2898A
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 - W3700 - Willow Lane
Willow Lane Large, 2 storey, 3 bedroom with fireplace and wrap around porch - W3700
Living area
1600 sq.ft. / 144.00 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2586 - Ellinson
Ellinson 3 bedroom Victorian house plan with laundry on second floor and 2 bathrooms - W2586
Living area
1663 sq.ft. / 149.67 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3274 - Amaryllis
Amaryllis 4 bedroom Cape Cod style with bonus storage space and garage - W3274
Living area
2136 sq.ft. / 192.24 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2592
Plan de maison 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 - W2829 - The Beechwood
The Beechwood Master suite with fireplace, 2 living rooms, 9' ceiling, 3 to 4 bedrooms, garage - 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 - W2653 - Davenport
Davenport European luxury house plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, open stairwell, 2-car garage  - 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 - W4151 - Fletcher
Fletcher Small and affordable bungalow, 2 bedrooms, cathedral ceiling, closed foyer - W4151
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 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 - W2198
 Empty nester, ideal baby-boomer home design, affordable, functional - W2198
Living area
1134 sq.ft. / 102.06 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 4" ft / 10.9 m
Garage type
-
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