Colonial House Plans
If you think that a Colonial home is stately, symmetrical, has lots of windows and is straight forward in style, you are right. In fact, these are features that define a Colonial home.
Colonial homes are square or rectangular with brick or clapboard exteriors. A two-story or one-and-a-half story with dormers is most common. Sometimes the home has side porches or extending wings, but typically has simple, geometric lines and a color scheme that is minimal.
In northern regions, rooflines are pitched, to help shed snow. In the South or in coastal regions, a hip roof (with all four sides being sloped), is more common as it withstands higher winds and storms better than a pitched roof.
Eye-catching entryways, from an external view, bring classical columns or a covered porch with decorative crowns. Most other exterior details are simple and understated.
Seeing a set of ‘paired’ chimneys is not uncommon. The idea of having multiple chimneys, especially in southern states, allows for better heat control/warmth in the home.
Interiorly, the symmetry is still evident. From the front door, step into a foyer, being met by stairs to the second floor. Also, a central hallway that intersects (often) down the middle of the home with a dining room and formal living room mirroring each other is very common. The kitchen lies at the back of the home. Bedrooms are located on the second floor, as might be a bonus room and/or attic space.
Although it may seem a Colonial home is simple and plain, that is exactly where its charm lies. Don’t be misled by straightforwardness, because Colonial homes are treasures, both timeless and classic. Add your décor stamp and make it light and bright or warmer with heavier, darker colors and materials. Your options for the cozy home feeling are endless.
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