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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 - W2138 - Prairieside
Prairieside - W2138
Living area
947 sq.ft. / 85.23 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
Carport
Plan - W3428 - Vilma
Vilma 10' ceilings, front patio doors at kitchen, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, master suite - 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 to 4 bedrooms, master suite on main floor, open floor plan, two car 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 - W3825 - The Madeline 5
The Madeline 5 Open floor plan, home office, 3-4 bedrooms, 2-car garage, see-thru fireplace - W3825
Living area
2008 sq.ft. / 180.72 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 8" ft / 12.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3808
Plan de maison W3808
Living area
1692 sq.ft. / 152.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3867-V1 - Ellington 2
Ellington 2 Large, economical, 4 bedroom Craftsman home, great laundry & pantry area - W3867-V1
Living area
1895 sq.ft. / 170.55 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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 - 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 - W3620 - Kipling
Kipling 3 bedrooms with master suite and double garage - W3620
Living area
1398 sq.ft. / 125.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3110 - Hale
Hale Spacious 2 bedroom Cape Cod with fireplace, ideal for narrow lots - W3110
Living area
1207 sq.ft. / 108.63 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3861
 Modern farmhouse, 2-car garage, 3 bedrooms, independant laundry facilities - W3861
Living area
1740 sq.ft. / 156.60 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3125 - Fielding
Fielding Traditional one storey house plan, small bungalow with large kitchen island, open floor plan concept - W3125
Living area
1042 sq.ft. / 93.78 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3827 - Farrington
Farrington Luxury Traditional home deisgn, 4 to 6 bedrooms, home office, corner fireplace, pantry, 2-car garage - W3827
Living area
2279 sq.ft. / 205.11 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W6804A - Mt. Meridian 3
Mt. Meridian 3 Large master suite, breakfast nook, 3-4 bedrooms, homeoffice, 2-car garage - W6804A
Living area
2687 sq.ft. / 241.83 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2115
Plan de maison W2115
Living area
1053 sq.ft. / 94.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 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 - W2659 - The Stocksmith
The Stocksmith 4-5 bed., 4 bath., 3-car garage, master with fireplace, bonus room - 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 - W2590 - Cloverdale
Cloverdale 3 to 4 bedroom Farmhouse, wraparound porch, home office, kitchen island - W2590
Living area
1700 sq.ft. / 153.00 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
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