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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 - W2865 - The Madeline 3
The Madeline 3 Country house with garage, breakfast nook, formal dining and living rooms, 3 bedrooms, computer corner - W2865
Living area
1616 sq.ft. / 145.44 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W6501
Plan de maison W6501
Living area
1798 sq.ft. / 161.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2764
Plan de maison W2764
Living area
2663 sq.ft. / 239.67 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4135 - Chapman
Chapman - W4135
Living area
896 sq.ft. / 80.64 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3284-CJ - Providence 1
Providence 1 3 bedroom Craftsman inspired home with master suite, laundry rooom, open kitchen / family room concept, firepl - W3284-CJ
Living area
1631 sq.ft. / 146.79 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2696
Plan de maison W2696
Living area
2802 sq.ft. / 252.18 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
91' 4" ft / 27.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2197 - Bellamy
Bellamy Empty nester, ideal baby-boomer home design, 2 bedrooms, elevated ceiling - W2197
Living area
946 sq.ft. / 85.14 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
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 - W4738
Plan de maison W4738
Living area
1329 sq.ft. / 119.61 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
23' 6" ft / 7.05 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3114-V1 - Emmitt 2
Emmitt 2 Country rustic home, ideal for first home buyers, beautiful style on a budget - W3114-V1
Living area
975 sq.ft. / 87.75 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2621 - Abraham
Abraham - W2621
Living area
3501 sq.ft. / 315.09 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
70' 0" ft / 21 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3219 - Yorkton 3
Yorkton 3 Small Transitional  house design with garage, double sided fireplace, open floor concept, unfinished basement - W3219
Living area
1281 sq.ft. / 115.29 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 4" ft / 10.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3108-V2 - Galerno 3
Galerno 3 Country style Bungalow, computer nook, access to basement through garage - W3108-V2
Living area
1289 sq.ft. / 116.01 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2138 - Prairieside
Prairieside Traditional bungalow, affordable construction costs, carport, 2 bedrooms, open floor concept, pantry - W2138
Living area
947 sq.ft. / 85.23 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Carport
Plan - W2669 - Hudson
Hudson Affordable and Small Traditional home design, master suite, large covered rear balcony, 9' ceiling on main - W2669
Living area
2012 sq.ft. / 181.08 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 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 European home design, 2 bedroom, rustic style, covered front balcony - W2187
Living area
1094 sq.ft. / 98.46 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3467 - Melville
Melville 4 bedroom Craftsman with double garage and home office - W3467
Living area
2679 sq.ft. / 241.11 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 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
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