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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 - W2178 - Spring Villa
Spring Villa Floor plan offering easier mobility (wheel chair accessible), spacious kitchen, dining and living, 2 bedrooms - W2178
Living area
1386 sq.ft. / 124.74 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3121-V1 - Padgett 2
Padgett 2 Cozy 2 bedroom bungalow house plan with pantry and planning desk in kitchen, open floor plan with 9' ceiling,  - W3121-V1
Living area
1308 sq.ft. / 117.72 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3422 - Whittier
Whittier - 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 - W3460 - Gloria
Gloria Transitional style large family home design, 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, home office and a large garage - W3460
Living area
2573 sq.ft. / 231.57 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
57' 0" ft / 17.1 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3834
 American cottage with garage, 3 bedrooms, kitchen with island, dual sink - 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 - W3126 - Larkspur
Larkspur Affordable 2 bedroom American style bungalow with entrance foyer, open floor plan, low construction cost - W3126
Living area
1017 sq.ft. / 91.53 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3826 - The Ridgewood 4
The Ridgewood 4 3 to 4 bedroom Country house plan, 3-car garage, home office - W3826
Living area
2329 sq.ft. / 209.61 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 8" ft / 16.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3700 - Willow Lane
Willow Lane 2-story traditional home plan with wrap around porch, 3 bedrooms, 2-sided fireplace, kitchen island - 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 - 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 - W2797 - Crenshaw
Crenshaw Comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 storey traditional with home office  - W2797
Living area
1656 sq.ft. / 149.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
39' 8" ft / 11.9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W1051 - Vistas 2
Vistas 2 - 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 - W3239 - Concord
Concord 2 bedroom bungalow with covered porches front & back and garage - W3239
Living area
1337 sq.ft. / 120.33 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3992-V1 - Olympe 2
 Olympe 2 Small scandinavian inspired house plan, cathedral ceiling, 1-car garage, large covered terrace, fireplace - W3992-V1
Living area
1212 sq.ft. / 109.08 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3322 - Avon
Avon Economical 2 bedroom split level, American style with large kitchen - W3322
Living area
949 sq.ft. / 85.41 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3869 - Belgrave
Belgrave 3 bedroom country style with veranda, garage and computer corner - W3869
Living area
1654 sq.ft. / 148.86 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2146
Plan de maison W2146
Living area
1098 sq.ft. / 98.82 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
39' 0" ft / 11.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3119 - Colmore
Colmore Single storey 2 bedroom country style with well appointed bathroom - 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 - W3812 - The Ridgewood 3
The Ridgewood 3 Country American house plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, large covered terrace, home office - 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 - W3114 - Emmit
Emmit Affordable 2 bedroom beautirul bungalow with large kitchen, open floor plan & full basement - W3114
Living area
880 sq.ft. / 79.20 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2619 - Wainwright
Wainwright Unique rustic 3 bedroom with craftsman inspiration & master on main - W2619
Living area
2665 sq.ft. / 239.85 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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