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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 - W3260-V3 - Kipling 4
Kipling 4 New Craftsman house plan, large kitchen island, central fireplace, open floor plan layout - W3260-V3
Living area
1783 sq.ft. / 160.47 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 0" ft / 16.2 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 - W3432 - Ares
Ares Two-story house plan with x-large bonus room, master suite with private balcony, home office, 2-car garage - W3432
Living area
2090 sq.ft. / 188.10 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
51' 0" ft / 15.3 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3441 - Briardale
Briardale Craftsman style home plan, 3 to 4 beds, 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 - W3312 - Dynasty
Dynasty european style bungalow with two large bedrooms and open floor plan concept, ideal for narrow lot - W3312
Living area
1163 sq.ft. / 104.67 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3869 - Belgrave
Belgrave 3 bedroom country style with veranda, garage and computer corner - W3869
Living area
1654 sq.ft. / 148.86 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2146
Plan de maison W2146
Living area
1098 sq.ft. / 98.82 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
39' 0" ft / 11.7 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3119 - Colmore
Colmore Single storey 2 bedroom country style with well appointed bathroom - W3119
Living area
1185 sq.ft. / 106.65 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3816 - Bainbridge 2
Bainbridge 2 3 to 4 bedroom traditional country house plan, sunken family room, home office, screened porch - W3816
Living area
2353 sq.ft. / 211.77 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3114 - Emmit
Emmit Affordable 2 bedroom beautirul bungalow with large kitchen, open floor plan & full basement - W3114
Living area
880 sq.ft. / 79.20 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2627 - European house
European house 9' ceiling on first floor, master suite on main floor, 3 to 5 bedrooms, home office, laundry room, fireplace - W2627
Living area
2185 sq.ft. / 196.65 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2785 - Hudson
Hudson Two-storey house for narrow lot, 3 bedrooms, large rear covered balcony, walk-in in master suite - W2785
Living area
1712 sq.ft. / 154.08 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3605 - Randolf
Randolf House plan with 4 master suites, 3-car garage, huge bonus room, large kitchen, open concept, fireplace - W3605
Living area
4160 sq.ft. / 374.40 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
4 / 1
Width
89' 4" ft / 26.8 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3890 - Hemingway
Hemingway Luxury Cape Cod style home, 4 to 5 bedrooms, large master suite, open layout, large covered deck, lakefront - W3890
Living area
3753 sq.ft. / 337.77 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
92' 8" ft / 27.8 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W2854
Plan de maison W2854
Living area
1436 sq.ft. / 129.24 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3101 - Primrose
Primrose Affordable rustic bungalow of 3 bedrooms, 9' ceiling, rustic & craftsman - W3101
Living area
1498 sq.ft. / 134.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
47' 0" ft / 14.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2756 - Citatum
Citatum Two-storey english style inspired house plan, large kitchen with island, 3 bedrooms, 2 walk-ins, open concept - W2756
Living area
1456 sq.ft. / 131.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3107 - Kimberley
Kimberley Country Rustic Bungalow, affordable 3 bedrooms, perfect for starter home - W3107
Living area
1124 sq.ft. / 101.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2688 - The Wind Song
The Wind Song 3 to 4 bedrooms Traditional home, sunroom, 2-car garage, large bonus space - W2688
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
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