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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 - W1478 - Inland Cottage
Inland Cottage - W1478
Living area
920 sq.ft. / 82.80 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3814 - Rowena
Rowena Victorian house plan with 4 bedrooms, formal dining room, open family area, x-large bonus room - 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 - W2853A - The Ridgewood 2
The Ridgewood 2 2 storey Farmhouse house plan, sunroom, double garage, 4 bedrooms possible, home office - W2853A
Living area
2183 sq.ft. / 196.47 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3862-V1 - Whitman 2
Whitman 2 Master suite, well appointed kitchen and double garage - W3862-V1
Living area
1854 sq.ft. / 166.86 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 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 - W3423 - Merriwood 4
Merriwood 4 Large Country home, 3 -4 bedrooms, family & living rooms, formal dining, office - 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 - 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 - 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 - W4590 - Cloverdale
Cloverdale - W4590
Living area
1700 sq.ft. / 153.00 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2823
Plan de maison 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 - W2173
Plan de maison W2173
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3852
Plan de maison W3852
Living area
1767 sq.ft. / 159.03 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 4" ft / 9.7 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2779 - Marlowe
Marlowe American 2 storey, 3 bedroom with walk-in closet in master bedroom - W2779
Living area
1690 sq.ft. / 152.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2633 - Twillingate
Twillingate - 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 - W3705 - Langley
Langley Cape Cod 4 bedroom with home office and separate laundry area - W3705
Living area
2147 sq.ft. / 193.23 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 4" ft / 10.9 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 - W3842 - The Wheaton
The Wheaton Luxurious & spacious European 4 to 5 bedroom home, home office, large bonus room  - W3842
Living area
3620 sq.ft. / 325.80 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3823 - Shipley
Shipley - W3823
Living area
1722 sq.ft. / 154.98 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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