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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 - W3133 - Mainville
Mainville Affordable Country style bungalow, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, laundry on main floor & full basement - W3133
Living area
1201 sq.ft. / 108.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3502
 2 bedroom modern farmhouse, open floor plan, covered front balcony - W3502
Living area
1322 sq.ft. / 118.98 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
28' 0" ft / 8.4 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3515 - Cornelia
Cornelia House plan with cathedral ceiling, master bed with ensuite, open kitchen / dining / family floor plan concept - W3515
Living area
1801 sq.ft. / 162.09 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2163 - Springbrook 1
Springbrook 1 - W2163
Living area
1102 sq.ft. / 99.18 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 8" ft / 9.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3862 - Whitman
Whitman Affordable American style home plan with 3 bedrooms and master suite - W3862
Living area
1824 sq.ft. / 164.16 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W3407
 Spacious kitchen, home office, open floor plan, master suite with reading nook, 3 to 4 bedrooms - W3407
Living area
1689 sq.ft. / 152.01 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
1 / 1
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W6816 - Bainbridge
Bainbridge Traditional house plan, 3 to 4 bedrooms, master suite with private terrace, home office - W6816
Living area
2551 sq.ft. / 229.59 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
68' 0" ft / 20.4 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W6102 - Nordika
Nordika Small affordable one-story house plan, master on main, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,  open space, huge kitchen - W6102
Living area
1920 sq.ft. / 172.80 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
2 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3501 - Victorian inspiration
Victorian inspiration Victorian inspired two-story home plan, 3 bedrooms, great porch - W3501
Living area
1798 sq.ft. / 161.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2731 - Davenport
Davenport Victorian inspired cottage plan, 3 bedrooms, abundant fenestration, shutters, open space - W2731
Living area
1286 sq.ft. / 115.74 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
24' 0" ft / 7.2 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W3154 - Aspen Creek
Aspen Creek Rustic home design bungalow with 3 to 5 bedrooms, open floor plan concept, fireplace - W3154
Living area
1341 sq.ft. / 120.69 sq.m.
Beds
5, 3, 4
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
42' 0" ft / 12.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2887 - Lewiston
Lewiston - W2887
Living area
1404 sq.ft. / 126.36 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
40' 0" ft / 12 m
Garage type
One-car garage
Plan - W6501 - Cedar Ridge
Cedar Ridge 3 bedroom country style house plan with cathedral ceiling - W6501
Living area
1798 sq.ft. / 161.82 sq.m.
Beds
3
Baths
1 / 1
Width
36' 0" ft / 10.8 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W4141 - Herluin
Herluin 2 bedroom bungalow house plan, affordable small home plan - W4141
Living area
1019 sq.ft. / 91.71 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
32' 0" ft / 9.6 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2719 - Duranel 3
Duranel 3 Transitional style home design, white exterior, economical construction, master with large walk-in - W2719
Living area
1099 sq.ft. / 98.91 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 / 1
Width
27' 0" ft / 8.1 m
Garage type
-
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 - W3219-V2 - Yorkton 3
Yorkton 3 Double garage and two living rooms with 3 bedrooms - W3219-V2
Living area
2654 sq.ft. / 238.86 sq.m.
Beds
1, 2, 3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
44' 4" ft / 13.3 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2611 - The Wakefield
The Wakefield Large 3 to 4 bedroom house plan, master suite on main, 2-car garage, cathedral ceiling, solarium - W2611
Living area
2353 sq.ft. / 211.77 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
56' 0" ft / 16.8 m
Garage type
Two-car garage
Plan - W2590-V1 - Cloverdale 2
Cloverdale 2 Country style with 3 large bedrooms and a home office - W2590-V1
Living area
1702 sq.ft. / 153.18 sq.m.
Beds
3, 4
Baths
2 / 1
Width
30' 0" ft / 9 m
Garage type
-
Plan - W2415
Plan de maison W2415
Living area
1012 sq.ft. / 91.08 sq.m.
Beds
2
Baths
1 /  0 
Width
34' 0" ft / 10.2 m
Garage type
One-car garage
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