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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 - W3443 - Kinsey
House Plan W3443
Living area
2291 sq.ft. / 206.19 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
39' 6" ft / 11.85 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3814 - Rowena
House Plan W3814
Living area
2590 sq.ft. / 233.10 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 0" ft / 18.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2106
House Plan W2106
Living area
994 sq.ft. / 89.46 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2733 - Dalhousie 2
House Plan 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 - W2884A - Merriwood 3
House Plan W2884A
Living area
2099 sq.ft. / 188.91 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3867-V1 - Ellington 2
House Plan W3867-V1
Living area
1895 sq.ft. / 170.55 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3206 - Cornwell
House Plan W3206
Living area
1138 sq.ft. / 102.42 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2697 - Rockford
House Plan W2697
Living area
2305 sq.ft. / 207.45 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
66' 0" ft / 19.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2633 - Twillingate
House Plan W2633
Living area
1875 sq.ft. / 168.75 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3423 - Merriwood 4
House Plan W3423
Living area
3805 sq.ft. / 342.45 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 0" ft / 18.6 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2896A - The Collector 2
House Plan W2896A
Living area
1936 sq.ft. / 174.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2921
House Plan W2921
Living area
2526 sq.ft. / 227.34 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3223 - Fairmeadows
House Plan W3223
Living area
1828 sq.ft. / 164.52 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
47' 0" ft / 14.1 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3411
House Plan W3411
Living area
1578 sq.ft. / 142.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2823
House Plan W2823
Living area
1346 sq.ft. / 121.14 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2673 - St. Arnaud
House Plan 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 - W3801
House Plan W3801
Living area
2032 sq.ft. / 182.88 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2161 - Inland Cottage 3
House Plan W2161
Living area
1147 sq.ft. / 103.23 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W6816 - Bainbridge
House Plan W6816
Living area
2551 sq.ft. / 229.59 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2617 - Merriwood 2
House Plan 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
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