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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 - W2867 - Jacob
Jacob Victorian house plan with 3 to 4 bedrooms, and home office, unfinished basement - W2867
Living area
1846 sq.ft. / 166.14 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3834
Plan de maison 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 - W2590-V2 - Cloverdale 3
Cloverdale 3 Country style home with covered porch, 4 bedrooms (home office), 3 bathrooms, garage with bonus space above - W2590-V2
Living area
1779 sq.ft. / 160.11 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3501
Plan de maison W3501
Living area
1798 sq.ft. / 161.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2747-V1 - Banbury 2
Banbury 2 Traditional 3 bedroom home plan, 2-car garage, open floor plan concept - W2747-V1
Living area
1662 sq.ft. / 149.58 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
55' 4" ft / 16.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3827 - Farrington
Farrington - W3827
Living area
2279 sq.ft. / 205.11 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3700 - Willow Lane
Willow Lane Large, 2 storey, 3 bedroom with fireplace and wrap around porch - W3700
Living area
1600 sq.ft. / 144.00 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2890 - Rockingham
Rockingham - W2890
Living area
2586 sq.ft. / 232.74 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2185 - Avram
Avram 3 bedroom low-budget Traditional bungalow, walk-in in master, 2-sided fireplace - W2185
Living area
1378 sq.ft. / 124.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2592
Plan de maison W2592
Living area
1310 sq.ft. / 117.90 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
21' 0" ft / 6.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3413 - Wellbury
Wellbury - W3413
Living area
1727 sq.ft. / 155.43 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-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 - W6816 - Bainbridge
Bainbridge Traditional house plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, master suite with private terrace, home office - 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 - W2829 - The Beechwood
The Beechwood - W2829
Living area
2336 sq.ft. / 210.24 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W2653 - Davenport
Davenport - W2653
Living area
2565 sq.ft. / 230.85 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2451
Plan de maison W2451
Living area
1759 sq.ft. / 158.31 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
38' 4" ft / 11.5 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2627
Plan de maison W2627
Living area
2185 sq.ft. / 196.65 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2191 - Collin
Collin - W2191
Living area
2161 sq.ft. / 194.49 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
50' 4" ft / 15.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2686 - The Wakefield 2
The Wakefield 2 - W2686
Living area
2111 sq.ft. / 189.99 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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