House Style of the Month- Salt Box Colonial

by | Oct 2, 2015 | St Cloud Home Plans

The Design Team offers St. Cloud and other areas home plans of all different styles. If you are looking for a slightly different spin on a traditional style, consider the Salt Box Colonial, our house style of the month.

History of the Salt Box Colonial
The salt box started as a small farm house and grew in size because it was added to over the years. Lean-tos were often added to the rear of the house, extending the roof on a steep slope. The rear of the house was oriented to the north to ward off biting winter winds. Its name comes from its resemblance to a box that salt was shipped in from Europe to America.

  • two stories in front and one in back
  • center chimney
  • 10/12 or 12/12 gabled roof
  • double-hung windows
  • small-paned windows
  • shutters
  • 6″ lap siding
  • symmetrical in front
  • small 6″ to 12″ overhang on roof
  • corner boards
  • first ones made with post and beam construction
  • 6-panel door, also known as colonial door, with pilasters and pediment
  • no overhang on gable ends

Let’s face it, Minnesota winters are tough. Why not consider this traditional design built with just such weather in mind. Call The Design Team today to learn more about the beautiful Salt Box Colonial!

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