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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 - W3507-V1 - Celeste 2
Celeste 2 3 bedroom ski chalet with carport, 2 living rooms, transitional and Scandinavian style cottage house plan - W3507-V1
Living area
1348 sq.ft. / 121.32 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
45' 11" ft / 13.78 m
Garage type
Carport
Plan - W3507 - Celeste
Celeste  Affordable transitionnal cottage house plan, 2 to 3 bedrooms or home office, mezzanine, covered balcony - W3507
Living area
1226 sq.ft. / 110.34 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3830 - Turningdale
Turningdale Traditional home with wraparound porch, 4 to 5 bedrooms, 2-car garage, home office, large bonus space - W3830
Living area
2376 sq.ft. / 213.84 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
45' 0" ft / 13.5 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3608 - Cambridge
Cambridge 4 Bedroom Bungalow house plan, 2-car garage, large covered deck, laundry and master suite on main floor - W3608
Living area
2141 sq.ft. / 192.69 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3208-V2 - Frangelica 3
Frangelica 3 Master suite, 2 bedroom, huge kitchen, mud room, fireplace small farmhouse with garage - W3208-V2
Living area
1441 sq.ft. / 129.69 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3113 - Sisken
Sisken Economical 2 bedroom modern rustic bungalow house plan, 2 bedrooms, covered front porch, unfinished basement - W3113
Living area
835 sq.ft. / 75.15 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W1478 - Inland Cottage
Inland Cottage Classic and affordable ranch style house plan, 2 bedrooms, covered balcony, charming home - W1478
Living area
920 sq.ft. / 82.80 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3907 - Hatra
Hatra Lakefront home, large master suite, 4 bedrooms, kitchen with breakfast nook, familily room with panoramic view - W3907
Living area
2348 sq.ft. / 211.32 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-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 - W3826 - The Ridgewood 4
The Ridgewood 4 3 to 4 bedroom Country house plan, 3-car garage, home office - W3826
Living area
2329 sq.ft. / 209.61 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 8" ft / 16.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3116 - Stuart
Stuart Economical 2 bedroom single storey with foyer and laundry area - W3116
Living area
1359 sq.ft. / 122.31 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 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 - W2797 - Crenshaw
Crenshaw Comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 storey traditional with home office  - W2797
Living area
1656 sq.ft. / 149.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
39' 8" ft / 11.9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W1051 - Vistas 2
Vistas 2 - W1051
Living area
1092 sq.ft. / 98.28 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3239 - Concord
Concord 2 bedroom bungalow with covered porches front & back and garage - W3239
Living area
1337 sq.ft. / 120.33 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3992-V1 - Olympe 2
 Olympe 2 Small modern cape cod house plan, cathedral ceiling, 1-car garage, large covered terrace, fireplace - W3992-V1
Living area
1212 sq.ft. / 109.08 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
60' 0" ft / 18 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2896 - The Collector
The Collector Farmhouse style house plan, 9' ceiling, home office, large kitchen, double sided fireplace, large bonus room - W2896
Living area
1936 sq.ft. / 174.24 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3447 - Bellcast
Bellcast Split level modern rustic home plan, 2 bedrooms, 11' ceiling at the dining room - W3447
Living area
1155 sq.ft. / 103.95 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3152-BH - Ripley
Ripley 2 bedroom Rustic Modern home plan, split entry, large kitchen island, large full bathroom - W3152-BH
Living area
1146 sq.ft. / 103.14 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2842
Plan de maison W2842
Living area
1623 sq.ft. / 146.07 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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