New England Colonial House Plans

The New England colonial home has been a popular style in the U.S. since the early 18th century. These houses started out small with a central chimney, a large room and either one or two stories.

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Spacious Floor Plans

Compared to earlier 18th century style homes, today's versions stand tall and grand against the backdrop. They have numerous windows lining the facade, including three or more dormers in the front. It's also common to see two chimneys jetting toward the sky from the dual interior fireplaces.

home front view

Exterior Details

Our floor plans are symmetrical in design and feature the same amount of windows on each side of the entry door. Wood and brick are the most common exterior materials and may be combined in some designs. Other common features include:

  • Hipped roofs in the front
  • Two or four columns on the front porch
  • Three or four dormers
  • Covered verandas
  • An attached guest house

Interior Details

Our average 18th century design homes come with 2,500 square feet of interior space. Most plans have a minimum of three bedrooms and two full baths, but it's common to see four bedrooms and five full baths as the square footage increases. The great room takes up most of the space downstairs and is open to the kitchen; the dining room is usually placed in another location. Other interior features include:

  • Breakfast nooks
  • Grand foyers
  • Separate dens or parlors
  • Mudrooms
  • Family rooms

Why Choose Colonial Style Floor Plans?

Main Floor Design

People often choose these types of home plans not only for the history but also the spacious interiors. Even with smaller square footage, these home designs are styled in such a way that give an open and uninterrupted feeling. The rooms flow freely to one another, and the covered verandas extend those wonderful living spaces to the outdoors.

Search for the Perfect House Plan has a variety of New England, Colonial, and southern colonial floor plans, to choose for your next home. This type of home style has been popular for hundreds of years, and each generation adds something new and inviting to the design. Whether you want a kitchen with a breakfast nook or a covered lanai overlooking a sparkling pool, you can have it all when you choose one of the many house plans from our inventory.