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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 - W3242 - Leyland
Leyland Traditional style 2 bedroom ranch bungalow with cathedral ceiling, central fireplace and a one-car garage - W3242
Living area
1186 sq.ft. / 106.74 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3307
Plan de maison W3307
Living area
1234 sq.ft. / 111.06 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3863 - Morgan
Morgan 3 bedroom European house plan with sunken living room, fireplace and garage - W3863
Living area
1552 sq.ft. / 139.68 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3724 - Kinkade
Kinkade Economical modern rustic 2-storey home plan, open concept, large kitchen island, 3 bedrooms, large family bath - W3724
Living area
1652 sq.ft. / 148.68 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4729 - Manley
Manley Comfortable country farmhouse with covered front porch & 3 bedrooms - W4729
Living area
1288 sq.ft. / 115.92 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3284-CIG - Providence 4
Providence 4 Low budget narrow lot home, 2-car garage, open kitchen, dining and family room, fireplace, laundry off garage - W3284-CIG
Living area
1513 sq.ft. / 136.17 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2786
Plan de maison W2786
Living area
1248 sq.ft. / 112.32 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3147-V2 - Bradley 2
Bradley 2 Transitional Bungalow house plan with open floor plan, large fireplace, kitchen island, large bathroom - W3147-V2
Living area
1211 sq.ft. / 108.99 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2709 - The Madeline 1
The Madeline 1 Country house plan with 3 bedroom, formal dining room, computer space on second floor, breakfast nook - W2709
Living area
1604 sq.ft. / 144.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3857
Plan de maison W3857
Living area
1662 sq.ft. / 149.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3709-V1 - Warner 2
Warner 2 Very affordable American classic 2 storey home plan, 3 bedrooms, ideal for narrow building site - W3709-V1
Living area
1396 sq.ft. / 125.64 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2613 - Hamann
Hamann  - W2613
Living area
1255 sq.ft. / 112.95 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W4738 - Laurence 2
Laurence 2 Affordable two-story home, 3 bedrooms, large master bedroom with private balcony - W4738
Living area
1329 sq.ft. / 119.61 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
23' 6" ft / 7.05 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2459
Plan de maison W2459
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 - 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 - W2853A-V1 - Ridgewood 3
Ridgewood 3 Craftsman house plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, home office, solarium, side entry garage - W2853A-V1
Living area
2185 sq.ft. / 196.65 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3217 - Creole
Creole 2 bedroom bungalow house plan with 2-car garage, cathedral ceiling & breafast nook - W3217
Living area
1548 sq.ft. / 139.32 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 8" ft / 15.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2185-V1 - Avram 2
Avram 2 Budget conscious Ranch 3 beds house plan, open floor concept, laundry on main floor, great master bedroom  - W2185-V1
Living area
1708 sq.ft. / 153.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2178 - Spring Villa
Spring Villa Floor plan offering easier mobility (wheel chair accessible), spacious kitchen, dining and living, 2 bedrooms - W2178
Living area
1386 sq.ft. / 124.74 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
-
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