House Style of the Month – Colonial

by | Sep 16, 2015 | St Cloud Home Plans

The Design Team offers St. Cloud home plans of all different styles. If you are looking for a traditional design that never goes out of style, you may want to consider the colonial, our House Style of the Month.

History of the Colonial House

The colonial style house was derived out of the Colonial period of the US during the 1700s. The first colonial homes were two stories with one room per floor. Over time, the colonial developed into what is known as the four-over-four style, meaning four rooms on each of two stories.Colonial homes come in many sizes, but all share certain features. One of these is a symmetrical design with a front door in the middle of the front of the house. These homes will have two windows on either side of the entry door, and five across the top level, one of which will be over the front door. Colonials will have a pitched roof and a stairway that is behind the front door.

Colonial homes have been around since the dawn of our country, and never go out of style. Call the Design Team today to find out more about this beautiful, traditional home plan.

Double-Hung Windows
6″ Lap Siding
6 Panel Doors
10/12 to 12/12 Roof Slope
Small Panes of Glass
Center Hall Was Common
Gable Roof
Occasionally Side Lights By Front Door Were Used
Corner Boards
Small Garage Doors
Symmetrical In Front
Most of the Time Chimney on Ends of House Were Used
9″ to 12″ Overhang
Little Overhang or Non on Gable Ends

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