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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 - 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 - W3131-V3 - Erindale 4
Erindale 4 Open floor plan Ranch Bungalow with lots of amenities such as walk-in, laundry room, garage and more - W3131-V3
Living area
1443 sq.ft. / 129.87 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-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, 3, 4
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3137-BJG - Miranda 3
Miranda 3 Affordable modern rustic ranch bungalow, 2-car garage, master suite with private shower, open floor concept - W3137-BJG
Living area
1040 sq.ft. / 93.60 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-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 - W2661 - Lancaster
Lancaster 3 to 5 bedroom American house plan, master bedroom on main floor, large kitchen, 3-car garage - W2661
Living area
3719 sq.ft. / 334.71 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
3 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Three-car garage
Plan - W3121-V1 - Padgett 2
Padgett 2 Cozy 2 bedroom bungalow house plan with pantry and planning desk in kitchen, open floor plan with 9' ceiling,  - W3121-V1
Living area
1308 sq.ft. / 117.72 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3422 - Whittier
Whittier European style house plan, 3-car garage, large family room with fireplace, home office, master suite, 3 beds - W3422
Living area
2338 sq.ft. / 210.42 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
60' 8" ft / 18.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3460 - Gloria
Gloria Transitional style large family home design, 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, home office and a large garage - W3460
Living area
2573 sq.ft. / 231.57 sq.m.
Beds
5, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
57' 0" ft / 17.1 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3834
 American cottage with garage, 3 bedrooms, kitchen with island, dual sink - W3834
Living area
1656 sq.ft. / 149.04 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3126 - Larkspur
Larkspur Affordable 2 bedroom American style bungalow with entrance foyer, open floor plan, low construction cost - W3126
Living area
1017 sq.ft. / 91.53 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3814 - Rowena
Rowena Victorian house plan with 3 to 4 bedrooms, formal dining room, open family area, large bonus room above garage - W3814
Living area
2499 sq.ft. / 224.91 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
62' 0" ft / 18.6 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3700 - Willow Lane
Willow Lane 2-story traditional home plan with wrap around porch, 3 bedrooms, 2-sided fireplace, kitchen island - W3700
Living area
1600 sq.ft. / 144.00 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
26' 0" ft / 7.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3412
Plan de maison W3412
Living area
1745 sq.ft. / 157.05 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
33' 0" ft / 9.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2795 - Country Charmer 6
Country Charmer 6 3 bedroom, 2 storey farmhouse with large kitchen - W2795
Living area
1517 sq.ft. / 136.53 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
30' 4" ft / 9.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3817 - Loiselle
Loiselle English European cottage house plan, 3 bedrooms, large master suite, laundry on main - W3817
Living area
1703 sq.ft. / 153.27 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3236 - Newburg
Newburg 2 bedroom open floorplan bungalow with double garage and fireplace - W3236
Living area
1197 sq.ft. / 107.73 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2894
Plan de maison W2894
Living area
1967 sq.ft. / 177.03 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3443 - Kinsey
Kinsey 3 bedroom with double walk-in in master, fireplace & two car garage - W3443
Living area
2291 sq.ft. / 206.19 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
39' 6" ft / 11.85 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3133-V6 - Ashbury 4
Ashbury 4 Craftsman house plan. open floor plan concept, three-sided fireplace, 2 bedrooms, large laundry room - W3133-V6
Living area
1313 sq.ft. / 118.17 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
41' 4" ft / 12.4 m
Garage type
-
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