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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 - W3926-V1 - Midwest 2
Midwest 2 4 Bedroom Farmhouse home plan, master suite, butler's pantry, ensuite, library/den and covered terrace - W3926-V1
Living area
3532 sq.ft. / 317.88 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
84' 0" ft / 25.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3153 - Barrington
Barrington Modern ranch house plan, 2 to 4 bedrooms, low-cost construction, open floor plan, fireplace, charming style  - W3153
Living area
1102 sq.ft. / 99.18 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3284-CJG - Providence 2
Providence 2 Three bedroom home with open floor plan, fireplace, master suite, laundry room, side entry 2-car garage - W3284-CJG
Living area
1738 sq.ft. / 156.42 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3872 - Chateauguay
Chateauguay Barrier free manor with 3 bedrooms and a garage - W3872
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 - 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 - W6804A - Mt. Meridian 3
Mt. Meridian 3 Lakefront spectacular house plan, large master suite, breakfast nook, 3 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 - W2688A - The Wind Song 2
The Wind Song 2 4 bedroom house plan with panoramic views, 3 to 4 bedrooms, bonus space, 2-car garage side-load - W2688A
Living area
1953 sq.ft. / 175.77 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3240-ES - Northaven
Northaven Environmentally Superior Craftsman bungalow, 9' ceiling, open floor plan, large covered terrace  - W3240-ES
Living area
1883 sq.ft. / 169.47 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3269 - Kirwen
Kirwen Single storey, 2 bedroom with computer corner and garage - W3269
Living area
1113 sq.ft. / 100.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
52' 0" ft / 15.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2659 - The Stocksmith
The Stocksmith 4 beds, 3.5 bathroom modern farmhouse, 3-car garage, master suite with fireplace, large bonus room, mezzanine - 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 - W3274 - Amaryllis
Amaryllis 4 bedroom Cape Cod style house plan with bonus storage space and garage - W3274
Living area
2136 sq.ft. / 192.24 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2655 - Greenhills
Greenhills 4 bedroom 3 bathroom house plan with 3-car garage, farmhouse style, covered terrace, pantry, fireplace - W2655
Living area
3085 sq.ft. / 277.65 sq.m.
Beds
4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3267 - Jackson
Jackson 2 bedroom craftsman with double garage - W3267
Living area
1350 sq.ft. / 121.50 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
50' 0" ft / 15 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3503 - Renault
Renault Modern Colonial home style with open floor plan concept & Country inspiration - W3503
Living area
1322 sq.ft. / 118.98 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3709 - Warner
Warner 2 storey, 3 bedroom American style home plan, open floor plan &  large foyer, many foundation options avail. - W3709
Living area
1396 sq.ft. / 125.64 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2165
Plan de maison W2165
Living area
1321 sq.ft. / 118.89 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3864 - Amanda
Amanda Traditional 3 beds home, open floor plan with nice fireplace, 3 bedrooms, laundry on second floor - W3864
Living area
1741 sq.ft. / 156.69 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3408 - Landry
Landry - W3408
Living area
1628 sq.ft. / 146.52 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3234 - Fairweather
Fairweather 3 to 4 bedroom ranch home plan, split bedrooms, large master suite, 2-car side-entry garage, large family room - W3234
Living area
2250 sq.ft. / 202.50 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
72' 0" ft / 21.6 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
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