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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 - 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 - W2889-V1 - Oak Lane 2
Oak Lane 2 4 bedroom home, nursery off the master bedroom, open floor plan, large pantry - W2889-V1
Living area
2288 sq.ft. / 205.92 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2673 - St. Arnaud
St. Arnaud 4 bedroom manor with fireplace and terrace - W2673
Living area
2641 sq.ft. / 237.69 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2829 - The Beechwood
The Beechwood Master suite with fireplace, 2 living rooms, 9' ceiling, 3 to 4 bedrooms, garage - W2829
Living area
2336 sq.ft. / 210.24 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 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 - W3816-V1 - Bainbridge 3
Bainbridge 3 Two master suites Craftsman house plan, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, home office, solarium, fireplace - W3816-V1
Living area
2521 sq.ft. / 226.89 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
4 /  0 
Width
69' 0" ft / 20.7 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2898A - The Collector 4
The Collector 4 4 to 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Victorian cottage, large bonus space, master suite on main floor, 2-car garage - W2898A
Living area
2265 sq.ft. / 203.85 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2290 - Meadowlark
Meadowlark - W2290
Living area
1124 sq.ft. / 101.16 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2765 - Maybloom
Maybloom Farmhouse, original master suite, family room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms - W2765
Living area
1898 sq.ft. / 170.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3836 - The Honeycomb 5
The Honeycomb 5 Well fenestrated home, 3 bedrooms, family or media room, attractive bonus room - W3836
Living area
2411 sq.ft. / 216.99 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3274 - Amaryllis
Amaryllis 4 bedroom Cape Cod style with bonus storage space and garage - W3274
Living area
2136 sq.ft. / 192.24 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3452 - Dempsey
Dempsey Open concept floor plan with 3 bedrooms, home office and a garage - W3452
Living area
1719 sq.ft. / 154.71 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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
Plan - W3102 - Walker
Walker Traditional 2 bedroom bungalow with 9' ceilings and covered porch - W3102
Living area
1234 sq.ft. / 111.06 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3505 - Lamarche
Lamarche Affordable first home, transitional house plan with scandinavian feel,, covered porch, fireplace,  - W3505
Living area
1200 sq.ft. / 108.00 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3206-V1 - Cornwell 2
Cornwell 2 Charming Ranch bungalow with open floor plan layout and great kitchen space with computer corner - W3206-V1
Living area
1124 sq.ft. / 101.16 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4540
Plan de maison W4540
Living area
1311 sq.ft. / 117.99 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2592
Plan de maison W2592
Living area
1310 sq.ft. / 117.90 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
21' 0" ft / 6.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4801A - The Honeycomb 3
The Honeycomb 3 Country home with wrap around porch and great room - W4801A
Living area
1776 sq.ft. / 159.84 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-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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