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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 - 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
Plan - W4735 - Country Charmer 2
Country Charmer 2 - W4735
Living area
1530 sq.ft. / 137.70 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
27' 8" ft / 8.3 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2859 - Manor's Mark 1
Manor's Mark 1 - W2859
Living area
1909 sq.ft. / 171.81 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3206 - Cornwell
Cornwell Affordable Country style, great master bedroom with walk-in, nice dining/living area - W3206
Living area
1138 sq.ft. / 102.42 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3445 - Carling
Carling 3 bedroom with balcony, cathedral ceiling, garage and bonus space - W3445
Living area
2085 sq.ft. / 187.65 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3246-V1 - Aldergrove
Aldergrove One storey, 4 bedroom Craftsman with game room and office - W3246-V1
Living area
3380 sq.ft. / 304.20 sq.m.
Beds
1, 5, 2, 3, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
54' 8" ft / 16.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3831
Plan de maison W3831
Living area
2448 sq.ft. / 220.32 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
61' 4" ft / 18.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2198
Plan de maison W2198
Living area
1134 sq.ft. / 102.06 sq.m.
Beds
1
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 4" ft / 10.9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3271 - Dahlia
Dahlia Craftsman bungalow with open floor plan concept, bonus space (bedroom or else) and garage - W3271
Living area
1054 sq.ft. / 94.86 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2561 - Morningside
Morningside Victorian house plan, 3 bedrooms, master suite, fireplace, balcony - W2561
Living area
1597 sq.ft. / 143.73 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3889-V1 - Addison 2
Addison 2 Craftsman 4 bedroom with double garage and home office - W3889-V1
Living area
2271 sq.ft. / 204.39 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
31' 4" ft / 9.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W6828 - The Quarry 2
The Quarry 2 - W6828
Living area
1826 sq.ft. / 164.34 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3801
Plan de maison W3801
Living area
2032 sq.ft. / 182.88 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2759-V1 - Bayberry 2
Bayberry 2 3 to 4 bedroom Traditional home with solarium and home office - W2759-V1
Living area
2114 sq.ft. / 190.26 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 2
Width
40' 4" ft / 12.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3114-V1 - Emmitt 2
Emmitt 2 Country rustic home, ideal for first home buyers, beautiful style on a budget - W3114-V1
Living area
975 sq.ft. / 87.75 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
37' 0" ft / 11.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2586 - Ellinson
Ellinson 3 bedroom Victorian house plan with laundry on second floor and 2 bathrooms - W2586
Living area
1663 sq.ft. / 149.67 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2611 - The Wakefield 1
The Wakefield 1 - W2611
Living area
2353 sq.ft. / 211.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-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
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