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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 - W2659 - The Stocksmith
The Stocksmith - W2659
Living area
3136 sq.ft. / 282.24 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Three-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
-
Plan - W3812 - The Ridgewood 3
The Ridgewood 3 Country American house plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, large covered terrace, home office - W3812
Living area
2129 sq.ft. / 191.61 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W6403 - Willingdon
Willingdon - W6403
Living area
1972 sq.ft. / 177.48 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3607 - Georgiana
Georgiana 3 +1 bedroom with master en suite, 2 living rooms & bonus space - W3607
Living area
2849 sq.ft. / 256.41 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2641 - Twillingate 3
Twillingate 3 Beautiful Traditional Rustic house plan, open floorplan, home office, large bonus room - W2641
Living area
2028 sq.ft. / 182.52 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W4459
Plan de maison W4459
Living area
1588 sq.ft. / 142.92 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3516 - Birminghame
Birminghame European, 3 bedroom cottage with large living room and 8'6
Living area
1534 sq.ft. / 138.06 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3108 - Galerno
Galerno Cape Cod, 2 bedroom Bungalow with covered veranda & arches to family room - W3108
Living area
1184 sq.ft. / 106.56 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3421
Plan de maison W3421
Living area
1864 sq.ft. / 167.76 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3428
Plan de maison W3428
Living area
1795 sq.ft. / 161.55 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 6" ft / 13.65 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3441 - Briardale
Briardale Craftsman 3 +1 bedroom with separate laundry area and garage - W3441
Living area
2309 sq.ft. / 207.81 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3833 - Tottenham
Tottenham - W3833
Living area
2245 sq.ft. / 202.05 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
50' 4" ft / 15.1 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W1585 - Wellwood
Wellwood Country affordable house plan with great wraparound covered porch - W1585
Living area
1502 sq.ft. / 135.18 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3311
Plan de maison W3311
Living area
1337 sq.ft. / 120.33 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
47' 0" ft / 14.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2884A - Merriwood 3
Merriwood 3 4 bedroom Country home, 4 bedrooms, 2 covered porches, 9' ceiling on main level - 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 - W3249 - Lambert
Lambert 4 bedroom, one storey Craftsman with ample storage and laudry area - W3249
Living area
2052 sq.ft. / 184.68 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3223 - Fairmeadows
Fairmeadows - 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 - W2582
Plan de maison W2582
Living area
1458 sq.ft. / 131.22 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
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