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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 - W3115-V1 - Cypres 2
Cypres 2 Open concept European bungalow with 2 bedrooms - W3115-V1
Living area
870 sq.ft. / 78.30 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3827 - Farrington
Farrington Luxury Traditional home deisgn, 4 to 6 bedrooms, home office, corner fireplace, pantry, 2-car garage - W3827
Living area
2279 sq.ft. / 205.11 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W6804A - Mt. Meridian 3
Mt. Meridian 3 Large master suite, breakfast nook, 3-4 bedrooms, homeoffice, 2-car garage - W6804A
Living area
2687 sq.ft. / 241.83 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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 - W2115
Plan de maison W2115
Living area
1053 sq.ft. / 94.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2890 - Rockingham
Rockingham - W2890
Living area
2586 sq.ft. / 232.74 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2659 - The Stocksmith
The Stocksmith 4-5 bed., 4 bath., 3-car garage, master with fireplace, bonus room - 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 - W2590 - Cloverdale
Cloverdale 3 to 4 bedroom Farmhouse, wraparound porch, home office, kitchen island - W2590
Living area
1700 sq.ft. / 153.00 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W6403 - Willingdon
Willingdon - 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
Plan - W3607 - Georgiana
Georgiana 3 +1 bedroom with master en suite, 2 living rooms & bonus space - W3607
Living area
2849 sq.ft. / 256.41 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2825
Plan de maison W2825
Living area
1496 sq.ft. / 134.64 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2641 - Twillingate 3
Twillingate 3 Beautiful Traditional Rustic house plan, open floorplan, home office, large bonus room - W2641
Living area
2028 sq.ft. / 182.52 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3222 - Foxwood
Foxwood 2 bedroom Craftsman bungalow with garage and great fireplace in family room - W3222
Living area
1355 sq.ft. / 121.95 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 4" ft / 12.1 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2617 - Merriwood 2
Merriwood 2 Country affordable home, master suite on main floor with private balcony - W2617
Living area
2348 sq.ft. / 211.32 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
52' 8" ft / 15.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3108 - Galerno
Galerno Cape Cod, 2 bedroom Bungalow with covered veranda & arches to family room - 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 - W2755 - The Madeline 4
The Madeline 4 - W2755
Living area
1678 sq.ft. / 151.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3122 - Sandhill
Sandhill Affordable 2 bedroom transitional style bungalow with full basement and veranda - W3122
Living area
911 sq.ft. / 81.99 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2138 - Prairieside
Prairieside - 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 - W3428 - Vilma
Vilma 10' ceilings, front patio doors at kitchen, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, master suite - W3428
Living area
1795 sq.ft. / 161.55 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 6" ft / 13.65 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3825 - The Madeline 5
The Madeline 5 Open floor plan, home office, 3-4 bedrooms, 2-car garage, see-thru fireplace - W3825
Living area
2008 sq.ft. / 180.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 8" ft / 12.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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