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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 - W3117 - Killarney
Killarney Bright, 2 bedroom, single storey Small Craftsman house plan with cathedral ceiling - W3117
Living area
1068 sq.ft. / 96.12 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3402
 Bonus living area in attic, 3 bedrooms, walk-in in master bed., garage - W3402
Living area
1889 sq.ft. / 170.01 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2731 - Davenport
Davenport Victorian cottage, 3 bedrooms, abundant fenestration, shutters, open space - W2731
Living area
1286 sq.ft. / 115.74 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2808 - Maggi
Maggi Transitional two-storey house plan, 3 bedrooms, master suite, large covered porch, great style - W2808
Living area
1751 sq.ft. / 157.59 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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 - 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 - W2106
Plan de maison 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 - W3834
 American cottage with garage, 3 bedrooms, kitchen with island, dual sink - W3834
Living area
1656 sq.ft. / 149.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3121 - Padgett
Padgett Amercian 2 bedroom bungalow with cathedral ceiling - W3121
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 8" ft / 10.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3814 - Rowena
Rowena Victorian house plan with 3 to 4 bedrooms, formal dining room, open family area, large bonus room above garage - 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 - 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 - W3411
Plan de maison 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 - W1051 - Vistas 2
Vistas 2 - W1051
Living area
1092 sq.ft. / 98.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2921
Plan de maison 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 - W3605 - Randolf
Randolf 4 bedroom luxurious Cape Cod with 3 car garage and great room - W3605
Living area
4160 sq.ft. / 374.40 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
4 / 1
Width
89' 4" ft / 26.8 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2859 - Manor's Mark 1
Manor's Mark 1 4 bedroom home design, 2 living rooms, large kitchen, charming master suite - W2859
Living area
1909 sq.ft. / 171.81 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3105
Plan de maison W3105
Living area
1578 sq.ft. / 142.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 8" ft / 13.1 m
Garage type
-
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