Colonial style houses are authentic to or derive from the Colonial period in America which was influenced by architectural styles from England and other parts of Europe. Although there are some very authentic colonial house plans in this collection, public demand for more updated interiors and floor plans has spurred the development of new house designs with the trappings of colonial style. Colonial houses are almost always two stories and can vary from the more formal, balanced, colonial facades to the informal Early American style. Although front porches are common to many colonial house plans, certain styles, such as Georgian or Federal, do not have front porches. Adding details like small casement leaded glass windows, rustic wood ceiling beams or a large central, stone fireplace can embellish the colonial feel of a modern floor plan. You may also want to take a look at our traditional house plans or our cape cod home plans.
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