Colonial Style House Plans

Colonial homes combine understated elegance with a touch of history, and a variety of unique touches developed through regional influences.

As the name suggests, colonial house plans draw on the architectural styles prevalent in America's original East Coast settlements. Colonial settlement covered territory ranging from the blustery New England coastlines to sultry Georgia swamps, therefore, colonial design varies depending on the climate. European settlers brought their own architectural traditions, giving rise to Dutch Colonial, French Colonial, and other variations. In general, colonial home plans feature symmetry, with centered doorways and a balanced array of windows. The second story generally has the same footprint as the first, and the exterior is usually brick or clapboard siding.

Details such as chimney placement, gables, porch styles, and the like vary widely depending on the regional design variations of colonial styles. The modern colonial home design will have up-to-date amenities. However, the general feel is one of tradition, elegance, and a tie to history that brings the traditions of the colonial past into play in a modern lifestyle.

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Architectural features:

  • Boxy, symmetrical design with central door and balanced windows
  • Side-gable or hipped roof, often with chimneys at one or both ends
  • Brick or clapboard siding
  • Ornamentation, when present, is elegant and restrained

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  • Plan#: HWEPL11362

    Bed
    3
    Bath
    2
    Story
    1
    Gar
    2
    Width
    56'
    Depth
    45'
    Area: 1,492 sq. ft. Style: Cape Cod
    Price: $710 - $1,746
    Cost to Build: $134,280 - $253,640
  • Plan#: HWEPL77091

    Bed
    4
    Bath
    3
    Story
    2
    Gar
    2
    Width
    62'
    Depth
    75'
    Area: 3,186 sq. ft. Style: Farmhouse
    Price: $1,635 - $1,845
    Cost to Build: $286,740 - $541,620
  • Plan#: HWEPL77099

    Bed
    4
    Bath
    4
    Story
    2
    Gar
    3
    Width
    79'
    Depth
    60'
    Area: 5,303 sq. ft. Style: Georgian
    Price: $2,475 - $2,685
    Cost to Build: $477,270 - $901,510
  • Bed
    3
    Bath
    2
    Story
    1
    Gar
    2
    Width
    61'
    Depth
    55'
    Area: 1,882 sq. ft. Style: Country
    Price: $770 - $1,245
    Cost to Build: $169,380 - $319,940
  • Plan#: HWEPL11363

    Bed
    3
    Bath
    2
    Story
    2
    Gar
    2
    Width
    53'
    Depth
    55'
    Area: 2,182 sq. ft. Style: Cape Cod
    Price: $995 - $2,205
    Cost to Build: $196,380 - $370,940
  • Plan#: HWEPL76713

    Bed
    3
    Bath
    2
    Story
    1
    Gar
    0
    Width
    59'
    Depth
    48'
    Area: 1,951 sq. ft. Style: Colonial
    Price: $860 - $1,525
    Cost to Build: $175,590 - $331,670
  • Plan#: HWEPL77051

    Bed
    3
    Bath
    2
    Story
    2
    Gar
    2
    Width
    51'
    Depth
    32'
    Area: 1,598 sq. ft. Style: Colonial
    Price: $715 - $935
    Cost to Build: $143,820 - $271,660
  • Plan#: HWEPL77136

    Bed
    3
    Bath
    2
    Story
    1
    Gar
    3
    Width
    61'
    Depth
    89'
    Area: 2,325 sq. ft. Style: Traditional
    Price: $1,250 - $2,500
    Cost to Build: $232,560 - $439,280
  • Plan#: HWEPL77208

    Bed
    5
    Bath
    3
    Story
    2
    Gar
    2
    Width
    41'
    Depth
    42'
    Area: 3,761 sq. ft. Style: Traditional
    Price: $825 - $1,750
    Cost to Build: $338,490 - $639,370
  • Plan#: HWEPL77226

    Bed
    4
    Bath
    2
    Story
    2
    Gar
    2
    Width
    61'
    Depth
    37'
    Area: 2,648 sq. ft. Style: Colonial
    Price: $797 - $1,890
    Cost to Build: $267,750 - $505,750
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