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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 - W3845 - Moretti
Moretti Screen porch, reading area, Jack & Jill bath, 3-car garage, 4+ bedrooms, fireplace  - W3845
Living area
3733 sq.ft. / 335.97 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
71' 0" ft / 21.3 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W6406 - The Honeycomb 3
The Honeycomb 3 - W6406
Living area
1844 sq.ft. / 165.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
49' 8" ft / 14.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2294-V1 - Honeywood 3
Honeywood 3 2 bedroom Victorian with charming family room and garage - 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 - W2733 - Dalhousie 2
Dalhousie 2 - W2733
Living area
1352 sq.ft. / 121.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2691 - Davis
Davis 3 bedroom stylish modern country house plan with large bedrooms, eat-in kitchen and garage - W2691
Living area
1495 sq.ft. / 134.55 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 8" ft / 11.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3517 - Minuet
Minuet Affordable Craftsman inspired home with cathedral ceiling and mezzanine - W3517
Living area
1343 sq.ft. / 120.87 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3113-V1 - Sisken 2
Sisken 2 2 bedroom, country style bungalow with full basement - W3113-V1
Living area
973 sq.ft. / 87.57 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2135 - Bedford
Bedford - W2135
Living area
896 sq.ft. / 80.64 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3844 - The Rotunda
The Rotunda Country farm style house plan with 4 to 5 bedrooms, home office and lots of natural lights - W3844
Living area
4075 sq.ft. / 366.75 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
78' 0" ft / 23.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W4151 - Fletcher
Fletcher Small and affordable bungalow, 2 bedrooms, cathedral ceiling, closed foyer - W4151
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3831 - Pelusa
Pelusa Modern farmhouse home design, 3 bed., 9' ceiling, bonus area, 3-car garage, - W3831
Living area
2448 sq.ft. / 220.32 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
61' 4" ft / 18.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2198
 Empty nester, ideal baby-boomer home design, affordable, functional - W2198
Living area
1134 sq.ft. / 102.06 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 4" ft / 10.9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2530
Plan de maison 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 - W2783 - Applegate
Applegate 2 storey country style with 3 large bedrooms and an entrance foyer - W2783
Living area
1533 sq.ft. / 137.97 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3108-V3 - Galerno 4
Galerno 4 Country style 2 to 3 bedroom bungalow with home office - W3108-V3
Living area
1620 sq.ft. / 145.80 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 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 - W4733 - Dalhousie
Dalhousie - 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 - W2769-V1 - Dellwood 2
Dellwood 2 Victorian inspired house plan, home office, double fireplace, master suite, large kitchen island - W2769-V1
Living area
2124 sq.ft. / 191.16 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2880
Plan de maison W2880
Living area
2030 sq.ft. / 182.70 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 8" ft / 13.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2657 - Covington
Covington Manor style with garage, 3 bedrooms, living room with fireplace, pantry in kitchen - W2657
Living area
1468 sq.ft. / 132.12 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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