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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 - 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 - W3850 - Jolain
Jolain Affordable Narrow lot house plan, mezzanine, laundry on 2nd floor, open floor plan - W3850
Living area
1584 sq.ft. / 142.56 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3313 - Dynasty 2
Dynasty 2 Simple 3 bedroom bungalow home plan with open floor plan concept, ideal for narrow lot - W3313
Living area
1253 sq.ft. / 112.77 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3137-V3 - Miranda 5
Miranda 5 Small & affordable 3 bedroom bungalow house plan, open concept kitchen, dining and living room - W3137-V3
Living area
1024 sq.ft. / 92.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3992-V1 - Olympe 2
 Olympe 2 Small scandinavian inspired 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 - W3122 - Sandhill
Sandhill Affordable 2 bedroom transitional style bungalow house plan with full basement and veranda - W3122
Living area
911 sq.ft. / 81.99 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
31' 0" ft / 9.3 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3147-V3 - Bradley 3
Bradley 3 Great Traditional bungalow home plan with 3 bedrooms & open floor plan and optionnal two-car detached garage  - W3147-V3
Living area
1531 sq.ft. / 137.79 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 4" ft / 14.5 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2896A - The Collector 2
The Collector 2 Victorian inspired house plan, 3 to 5 bedroom, ensuite, home office, large bonus room, veranda & garage - W2896A
Living area
1936 sq.ft. / 174.24 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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 - W3455-V2 - Ashford
Ashford Modern Rustic house plan with large bonus space above 2-car garage, large family room and great kitchen - W3455-V2
Living area
1663 sq.ft. / 149.67 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
46' 8" ft / 14 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3832 - The Heritage 2
The Heritage 2 Beautiful three-car garage Country Home with 2 master suite (one on main floor), wraparound terrace, fireplace - W3832
Living area
2992 sq.ft. / 269.28 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
72' 0" ft / 21.6 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2554 - Gilbert
Gilbert Traditional European 4 bedroom home design, with open floor plans and 2 family rooms - W2554
Living area
2496 sq.ft. / 224.64 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3264 - Crocus
Crocus 2 bedroom with large front porch, transitional home design, foyer and garage access to basement - W3264
Living area
1023 sq.ft. / 92.07 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3417 - Stalworth 2
Stalworth 2 - W3417
Living area
2020 sq.ft. / 181.80 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3514 - Lindsay
Lindsay Farmhouse Modern Cottage stye house plan offering lots of natura light, 3 to 4 bedrooms, pantry, fireplace - W3514
Living area
1976 sq.ft. / 177.84 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3415 - Bothwell
Bothwell - W3415
Living area
1844 sq.ft. / 165.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
35' 4" ft / 10.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3115 - Pierce
Pierce Economical 2 bedroom bungalow with kitchen island and veranda - W3115
Living area
870 sq.ft. / 78.30 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2617 - Merriwood 2
Merriwood 2 Country affordable home, master suite on main floor with private balcony - W2617
Living area
2348 sq.ft. / 211.32 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
52' 8" ft / 15.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2783 - Applegate
Applegate 2 storey country style with 3 large bedrooms and an entrance foyer - W2783
Living area
1533 sq.ft. / 137.97 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
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