Colonial Style House Plans from Don Gardner Architects
The colonial house plan, sometimes also called Georgian, has its origins in 18th century America, typically built by wealthy Americans in New England and the Southern colonies. The Colonial house plan draws much of its influence from the Italian Renaissance style, and typically has two stories, a symmetrical front facade with an accented doorway, and evenly spaced windows on either side of it. The Colonial style typically employs elaborate front doors, often with decorative crown pediments and overhead fanlights and sidelights. Side porches or sun-rooms are also common in a Colonial house plan.