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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 - W3468 - Clayton
Clayton Craftsman 5 to 6 bedroom home plan with 2 living rooms and double car garage - W3468
Living area
2729 sq.ft. / 245.61 sq.m.
Beds
5, 6, 3, 4
Baths
3 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2651 - Coventry
Coventry 2 bedrooms, 2 storey new American cottage with garage, pantry, large living room with fireplace - W2651
Living area
1978 sq.ft. / 178.02 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
43' 0" ft / 12.9 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3203
Plan de maison W3203
Living area
1207 sq.ft. / 108.63 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3846-V1 - Marseille 2
Marseille 2 Country home plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, spacious home office, solarium - W3846-V1
Living area
2825 sq.ft. / 254.25 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
54' 8" ft / 16.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W3464 - La Villa
La Villa Barn style house plan, 5  bedrooms, master suite, fireplace, garage, kithcen with pantry and island - W3464
Living area
2297 sq.ft. / 206.73 sq.m.
Beds
5
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 0" ft / 13.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3291 - Woodside
Woodside One-story northwest style house plan with 3 bedrooms ou 2 beds + home office, 2 full bath, cathedral ceiling - W3291
Living area
1504 sq.ft. / 135.36 sq.m.
Beds
2, 3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
48' 0" ft / 14.4 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3851-V1 - Stratford
Stratford Victorian style affordable home with master suite, great kitchen & garage - W3851-V1
Living area
1478 sq.ft. / 133.02 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3466 - Brent
Brent Ample storage space, double garage, 3 bedrooms and an office - W3466
Living area
2734 sq.ft. / 246.06 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2763
 Country home plan, 3 bedrooms, decorative mouldings - W2763
Living area
1512 sq.ft. / 136.08 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W6824-V2 - Frontenac 3
Frontenac 3 Northwest style house plan with garage, master suite, large kitchen with island & pantry, 3 beds 2.5 baths - W6824-V2
Living area
1981 sq.ft. / 178.29 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
39' 0" ft / 11.7 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W2875
Plan de maison W2875
Living area
1526 sq.ft. / 137.34 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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