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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 - W1051 - Vistas 2
House Plan W1051
Living area
1092 sq.ft. / 98.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3422 - Whittier
House Plan W3422
Living area
2338 sq.ft. / 210.42 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 8" ft / 18.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3516 - Birminghame
House Plan W3516
Living area
1534 sq.ft. / 138.06 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2530
House Plan W2530
Living area
1501 sq.ft. / 135.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
29' 4" ft / 8.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2747-V1 - Banbury 2
House Plan W2747-V1
Living area
1662 sq.ft. / 149.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
55' 4" ft / 16.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2294-V1 - Honeywood 3
House Plan 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 - W4733 - Dalhousie
House Plan W4733
Living area
1440 sq.ft. / 129.60 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
27' 8" ft / 8.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W1585 - Wellwood
House Plan W1585
Living area
1502 sq.ft. / 135.18 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3311
House Plan 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 - 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 - W3421
House Plan W3421
Living area
1864 sq.ft. / 167.76 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3119 - Colmore
House Plan 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 - W2659 - The Stocksmith
House Plan W2659
Living area
3136 sq.ft. / 282.24 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2790 - Ashland
House Plan W2790
Living area
1152 sq.ft. / 103.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3105
House Plan W3105
Living area
1578 sq.ft. / 142.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 8" ft / 13.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3812 - The Ridgewood 3
House Plan W3812
Living area
2129 sq.ft. / 191.61 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3515 - Cornelia
House Plan W3515
Living area
1801 sq.ft. / 162.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2290 - Meadowlark
House Plan 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 - W3844 - The Rotunda
House Plan W3844
Living area
4075 sq.ft. / 366.75 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
78' 0" ft / 23.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W6403 - Willingdon
House Plan W6403
Living area
1972 sq.ft. / 177.48 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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