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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 - W4478 - Inland Cottage 2
Inland Cottage 2 Ranch style bungalow, low-building costs, 2 bedrooms, ideal starter home, front covered porch - W4478
Living area
946 sq.ft. / 85.14 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3862-V1 - Whitman 2
Whitman 2 Master suite, well appointed kitchen and double garage - W3862-V1
Living area
1854 sq.ft. / 166.86 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
46' 0" ft / 13.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
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 - W3719 - Carleton
Carleton Small 3 bedroom Traditional house plan with open living concept, large kitchen island and pantry - W3719
Living area
1344 sq.ft. / 120.96 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3240-V1 - Westhaven
Westhaven 3 bedroom Northwest style house plan, 2-car  garage, large covered rear  balcony, fireplace, open concept - W3240-V1
Living area
1779 sq.ft. / 160.11 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
38' 0" ft / 11.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2688A - The Wind Song 2
The Wind Song 2 Traditional home with panoramic views, 3 to 4 bedrooms and bonus space - 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 - 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 - W1908 - Melia
Melia Country small and affordable starter home plan, 2 to 3 bedrooms, 9 foot ceiling, lots of natural lights  - W1908
Living area
943 sq.ft. / 84.87 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
20' 0" ft / 6 m
Garage type
-
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 - W2853 - The Ridgewood 1
The Ridgewood 1 Beautiful Country Rustic home, large bonus space, solarium, 9' ceiling on main floor, side garage - W2853
Living area
2183 sq.ft. / 196.47 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 4" ft / 16.9 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3105 - Manssard
Manssard Country one-story home with 3 bedrooms - W3105
Living area
1578 sq.ft. / 142.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
43' 8" ft / 13.1 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2743 - Acrivie 2
Acrivie 2 Traditional american 2-storey home with formal living room, 3 bedrooms and nice covered front porch - W2743
Living area
1391 sq.ft. / 125.19 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3132-V1 - Corbett 2
Corbett 2 Country style, 3 bedroom bungalow with attractive kitchen - W3132-V1
Living area
1315 sq.ft. / 118.35 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
-
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
Plan - W3221
Plan de maison W3221
Living area
976 sq.ft. / 87.84 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2572
Plan de maison W2572
Living area
2040 sq.ft. / 183.60 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3437 - Fontaine
Fontaine House plan with large master suite, split bedrooms floor plan, home office, large laundry room, 2-car garage - W3437
Living area
2169 sq.ft. / 195.21 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2779-V1 - Marlowe 2
Marlowe 2 Inviting 2 storey affordable Craftsman home, 3 bedrooms, large kitchen island, open floor plan - W2779-V1
Living area
1690 sq.ft. / 152.10 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2296 - Honeywood
Honeywood - W2296
Living area
1370 sq.ft. / 123.30 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
58' 0" ft / 17.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2773 - Edward
Edward Narrow lot house plan with 3 bedrooms and home office, laundry on first floor - W2773
Living area
1430 sq.ft. / 128.70 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
21' 4" ft / 6.4 m
Garage type
-
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