Colonial House Plans

Colonial house plans reflect the uncomplicated and refined taste of early settlers in America's 13 original colonies. Colonial style can be seen in regional interpretations from New England Salt Boxes and Cape Cods, to the Dutch Colonials of New Jersey and New York, to the widely popular Adam, Federal, and Georgian styles. Most Colonial home plans offer ease of construction, with square or rectangular footprints, symmetrical massing, and side-gabled or hipped roofs. Colonial house plans are typically two stories high and are warmed by central or end chimneys. The windows are aligned both vertically and horizontally and are never paired, although a three-part Palladian window may be featured in the later variations of Colonial architecture. Steeped in tradition, the classic Colonial floor plan features a central front door opening to a welcoming center hall design with living room on one side, dining room on the other, and kitchen and family room in the back, though there are plenty of variations with open layouts as well. Elegant finishes inside and out distinguish these fine designs.