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Do you love houses with a historic style to them? Colonial style is an umbrella term that refers to various historic styles such as salt box, cape cod and others. This section showcases the very best colonial style floor plans.

6-Bedroom Contemporary Three-Story Colonial Home with Courtyard, Wet Bar, and Loft (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 5,618 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 7 Stories: 3 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 6-bedroom contemporary three-story colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: This three-story colonial home offers a spacious open floor plan that enables comfortable living and convenient gathering. Enter from the garage where you’ll find the mudroom and …

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4-Bedroom Single-Story Colonial Home with Open Living Area and Double Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,390 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom single-story colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: Buy this plan Buy this plan Stately stucco siding, hipped rooflines, and a portico lined with round columns bring a great curb appeal to this single-story colonial home. …

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Two-Story 2-Bedroom Colonial Home for a Narrow Lot with Loft (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,793 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 2-bedroom colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: Buy this plan Buy this plan Clad in pristine stucco siding, this colonial home offers a simple yet efficient floor plan with 45′ width making it perfect for …

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4-Bedroom Colonial Style Two-Story Home with Balcony (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,873 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 6 Stories: 2 Garages: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom colonial style two-story home. Here’s the floor plan: Buy this plan Buy this plan This two-story colonial home offers a well-laid out floor plan that includes luxury amenities and expansive outdoor spaces for the family …

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Two-Story 3-Bedroom Colonial Home with Two Stairways (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,048 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 3-bedroom colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: A traditional colonial home boasting a family-friendly floor plan with a contemporary twist where the kitchen is placed at the center so the family stays connected despite their …

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Two-Story 5-Bedroom Colonial Home with Alternate Elevations (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,412 Bedrooms: 3-5 Bathrooms: 3.5-4.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 5-bedroom colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story Colonial home exhibits a traditional charm with its gorgeous blue exterior siding, gray shutters, brick base and stoop, and a semi-circular transom window adorning the gable …

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3-Bedroom Two-Story Colonial Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,700 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5+ Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom two-story colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: A simple colonial home with a livable floor plan that promotes convenient mobility and efficient living. The traditional feel radiated by the white exterior siding, red brick accent, …

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Three-Story 5-Bedroom Colonial Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,556 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 3 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a three-story 5-bedroom colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: This three-story Colonial home exudes a timeless look with its dormer windows, two chimney stacks, and a warm red brick exterior dominating the house. Inside is a great …

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5-Bedroom Two-Story Colonial Home with Private Primary Suite (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,515 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 5-bedroom two-story colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: Black shutters, gorgeous dormers, and twin chimneys that match the warm red brick base adorn this two-story colonial home. It has a wide-open floor plan that highlights the …

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3-Bedroom Two-Story Gambrel Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,047 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom two-story gambrel home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story gambrel home is designed with a timeless look boasting a pristine white exterior siding that creates a stunning contrast to the brick roof graced with dormer …

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Two-Story 5-Bedroom Traditional Colonial Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 6,820 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5+ Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 5-bedroom traditional Colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story traditional Colonial home overflows with grandeur boasting an attractive exterior with stark white siding, beautiful stone accents, appealing dormers, and a side entry garage that …

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4-Bedroom Two-Story Traditional Colonial Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,204 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5+ Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom two-story traditional Colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: This traditional Colonial home shows off a classic charm with its distinctive gambrel, arched dormers, white exterior siding and a multitude of windows that bring an ample …

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Two-Story 4-Bedroom Colonial Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,471 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 4-bedroom Colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: This classic Colonial home exhibits a traditional charm with its white exterior siding, charming dormers, and enticing balconies framed with decorative columns. A brick double-sided staircase creates an …

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5-Bedroom Two-Story Colonial Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,807 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 5-bedroom two-story Colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story Colonial home flaunts a timeless look with its warm yellow exterior walls, steeply hipped roofs, a multitude of windows, and charming Greek columns that create an …

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Two-Story 4-Bedroom Davenport – A Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,412 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 4-bedroom Davenport – A home. Here’s the floor plan: Brick stucco exterior, arched windows, gray shutters, and charming dormers on a hipped roof graced this two-story colonial home. The house includes a comfortable narrow floor …

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4-Bedroom Two-Story English House (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 5,613 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom two-story English house. Here’s the floor plan: This neoclassical style home portrays a classic charm with its beautiful blue exterior siding, a captivating cupola, enticing verandas, and a front entry lined with decorative columns. Inside …

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Two-Story 4-Bedroom Charleston Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 5,203 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 4-bedroom Charleston home. Here’s the floor plan: The Charleston home reminds us of a historic era with its colonial style featuring a stucco exterior, slim windows with hinged shutters, welcoming verandas, and a cupola that …

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Two-Story 4-Bedroom The Astoria Colonial Home with Study Loft and Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,969 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 4-bedroom The Astoria colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: Horizontal siding, subtle stone accents, covered porches, and a side-entry garage topped with charming dormers adorn this two-story colonial home. Upon entry, you’ll immediately see the formal dining …

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3-Bedroom Two-Story The Swansboro Colonial Home with Bonus Room and Wraparound Front Porch (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,787 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories:  2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom two-story The Swansboro colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story colonial home flaunts an impeccable facade graced with shuttered windows, a trio of dormers with arched windows, and a wraparound porch bordered by white pillars. Inside, …

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Two-Story 3-Bedroom The Sassafras Colonial Home for a Narrow Lot with Balcony (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,359 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 3-bedroom The Sassafras colonial home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom colonial home flaunts a stylish facade boasting its first and second-level porches, gable rooflines, and graceful arched windows. A side deck gives you additional outdoor entertaining …

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FAQ

How much do Colonial-style houses cost per square feet (approximately)?

Colonial homes cost approximately $250 per square foot. This doesn’t include features like landscaping, sewer hookups, or higher-end finishes. The area where you live will also impact the cost of building a home.

Are there Colonial-style floor plans with a detached garage?  Is it possible?

Yes, Colonial-style floor plans can include a detached garage. Original Colonial homes didn’t include garages, but many had detached garages added later on. For this reason, purists view detached garages as a part of Colonial style.

Does Colonial-style house usually come with a garage?  

Colonial style homes often include an attached garage. It can add symmetry to the architecture of the home, or be placed in back of the home so it doesn’t detract from the home’s facade. Drive under garages aren’t as common, but will sometimes be used for Colonial homes with a sloping lot.

Is Colonial style considered a grand or luxury style of home?  Is the style used for mansions or normally regular-sized homes?

The Colonial-style is often used for mansions as well as average-sized homes. It’s symmetry, columns, stately appearance, and inclusion of formal rooms make it an excellent style for mansions. Bentwater Estate in Conroe, Texas is an excellent example of a Colonial-style mansion.

Is Colonial style ever built as a “small” home?  Can it be built economically?

Colonial homes are traditionally thought of as being two-story homes with more rooms than some other styles. However, tiny homes can be built in the Colonial style as well. The style looks impressive no matter how big (or small) the structure.

Can Colonial-style floor plans be open concept?

Traditional Colonial style homes were not open concept. However, today’s Colonial homes are designed to fit a more modern lifestyle, so open concept Colonial floorplans are available.

What are popular Colonial-style exterior colors?

White is a very popular Colonial style color, and stays true to the original style. For a more modern feel, choose a statement color for trim or the front door. Yellow, grey, blue, deep red, and beige are popular colonial colors as well.

Can you build Colonial-style house on a narrow lot?  

Colonial homes aren’t traditionally placed on narrow lots. However, modern Colonial floorplans provide options for narrow lots that retain a traditional Colonial look.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

Traditionally, Colonial-style homes were built on wide lots. They are known for having a widely proportioned design that works exceptionally well on a large lot.

Can a Colonial-style homes be built on a sloping lot?

Yes. The symmetry associated with Colonial homes presents challenges for building on a sloping lot. Basements and drive under garages are common features used for Colonial style homes on a sloping lot. It’s possible to retain the Colonial style and create a home that is beautiful and functional.

How many floors/stories does Colonial style usually have?

Traditionally, most Colonial style homes have two or three stories. The staircase is in the center of the home, and many have formal entryways. Modern Colonial homes often follow this floorplan as well.

Do Colonial-style houses have a basement?

Many Colonial style homes have a basement. These basements are often used as a recreation area given the spacious layout that differs from the more compartmentalized main floors.

Does this style of house ever come with a bonus room?

Yes, Colonial homes can come with a bonus room. Bonus rooms are often found in Colonial style homes with a garage or a basement, however, bonus rooms can be found in Colonial homes without these features as well.

Do Colonial-style floor plans come with energy-efficient options?

Yes. Most floor plans today offer energy-efficient options, and Colonial floorplans are no different. Traditional Colonial architecture can be more expensive to heat and cool, due to the square footage and compartmentalized style. However, smaller or open Colonial styles are available as well.

Is a porch a common design feature with Colonial-style houses?

Yes. Front or wraparound porches are fairly common elements for Colonial style homes. They often feature deep-set porches with columns, particularly in Southern areas with hotter summer climates. Balustrades were often featured on porches and porticos as well.

What types of roof does Colonial-style house typically have?

Colonial homes normally have peaked or pitched roofs with a little overhang. Side gable roofs are also common. Traditionally, roofs would feature one large central chimney or a chimney on each end of the roof for a symmetrical appearance.

Does Colonial style work well with a rustic interior decor?  Or is it more suited to a contemporary interior?

Traditional Colonial style includes Windsor chairs, Chippendale sofas, and Pencil poster canopy beds. Stencils and murals were popular wall decorations. Colonial homes can be designed with a slightly rustic but elegant decor. Simple tapestries and handmade quilts can add a rustic charm. Traditional designs bring out the magic of these homes, and create a timeless feel. A little luxury and formality can be added as well, particularly in areas like a formal dining room or sitting room.