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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 - W4572
Plan de maison W4572
Living area
2160 sq.ft. / 194.40 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 8" ft / 11 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 - W2151 - Fletcher 2
Fletcher 2 Economical bungalow, 2 bedrooms, vaulted ceilings - W2151
Living area
1079 sq.ft. / 97.11 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3304
Plan de maison W3304
Living area
923 sq.ft. / 83.07 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3215
 Cozy bungalow, 2 spacious bedrooms, 9' ceiling, triple garden doors - W3215
Living area
1452 sq.ft. / 130.68 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3443 - Kinsey
Kinsey 3 bedroom with double walk-in in master, fireplace & two car garage - 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 - 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 - W2590-V1 - Cloverdale 2
Cloverdale 2 Country style with 3 large bedrooms and a home office - W2590-V1
Living area
1702 sq.ft. / 153.18 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2884 - Merriwood
Merriwood - W2884
Living area
2099 sq.ft. / 188.91 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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 - W3271 - Dahlia
Dahlia Craftsman bungalow with open floor plan concept, bonus space (bedroom or else) and garage - W3271
Living area
1054 sq.ft. / 94.86 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3881 - Berkshire
Berkshire Beautiful Country Rustic home, large bonus space, open floor plan concept with large kitchen island - W3881
Living area
2166 sq.ft. / 194.94 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
Two-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 - 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 - W2173
Plan de maison W2173
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3412
Plan de maison W3412
Living area
1745 sq.ft. / 157.05 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
33' 0" ft / 9.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2823
Plan de maison W2823
Living area
1346 sq.ft. / 121.14 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4459
Plan de maison W4459
Living area
1588 sq.ft. / 142.92 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - W3137 - Miranda
Miranda Economical Modern Rustic Starter home design with open floor plan concept - W3137
Living area
864 sq.ft. / 77.76 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
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