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[[Image:Castle_jim.jpg|thumb|250px|colonial with columns]]
 
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'''Colonial style''' seems to have come to mean rectangular, two-story houses. More traditionally, a colonial is a style found in the U.S., which would also have certain stylistic characteristics, such as the main entrance in the front, center with symmetric windows, and optionally, wings on both sides. The front, especially the entrance, may have columns and decorations associated with patriotic themes -- eagles, coats of arms or flags. The exterior is often brick.
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'''Colonial style''' seems to have come to mean rectangular, two-story houses. More traditionally, a colonial is a style found in the U.S., which would also have certain stylistic characteristics, such as the main entrance in the front, center with symmetric windows, and optionally, wings on both sides. The front, especially the entrance, may have columns and decorations associated with patriotic themes -- eagles, coats of arms or flags. The exterior is often brick.
   
Internally, the "public rooms", like the [[living room]], [[dining room]] or [[parlor]] are on the ground floor -- generally with more formal rooms closer to the front of the house. The centrally placed front door opens on a hallway with [[stairs]] to the upper floor (and sometimes a basement or "[[powder room]]" in more modern homes). The [[kitchen]] is likely to be at the back of the ground floor. [[Bedroom]]s are normally upstairs in a colonial style house. Full [[bathroom]]s, that is ones that include a [[shower]] or [[bathtub]] as well as the [[toilet]] and [[sink]], are usually upstairs. Converted space in the [[attic]] or [[basement]] may be used for casual rooms, like [[playroom]]s or [[den]]s.
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Internally, the "public rooms", like the [[living room]], [[dining room]] or [[parlor]] are on the ground floor -- generally with more formal rooms closer to the front of the house. The centrally placed front door opens on a hallway with [[stairs]] to the upper floor (and sometimes a basement or "[[powder room]]" in more modern homes). The [[kitchen]] is likely to be at the back of the ground floor. [[Bedroom]]s are normally upstairs in a colonial style house. Full [[bathroom]]s, that is ones that include a [[shower]] or [[bathtub]] as well as the [[toilet]] and [[sink]], are usually upstairs. Converted space in the [[attic]] or [[basement]] may be used for casual rooms, like [[playroom]]s or [[den]]s.
   
 
;What features would you expect to see in a Colonial?
 
;What features would you expect to see in a Colonial?
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* Colonials usually have decorations emphasizing the front, centered door, such as large frames (pediments?).
 
* Colonials usually have decorations emphasizing the front, centered door, such as large frames (pediments?).
 
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Castle jim

colonial with columns

Colonial style seems to have come to mean rectangular, two-story houses. More traditionally, a colonial is a style found in the U.S., which would also have certain stylistic characteristics, such as the main entrance in the front, center with symmetric windows, and optionally, wings on both sides. The front, especially the entrance, may have columns and decorations associated with patriotic themes -- eagles, coats of arms or flags. The exterior is often brick.

Berufsunfähigkeitsversicherung

Internally, the "public rooms", like the living room, dining room or parlor are on the ground floor -- generally with more formal rooms closer to the front of the house. The centrally placed front door opens on a hallway with stairs to the upper floor (and sometimes a basement or "powder room" in more modern homes). The kitchen is likely to be at the back of the ground floor. Bedrooms are normally upstairs in a colonial style house. Full bathrooms, that is ones that include a shower or bathtub as well as the toilet and sink, are usually upstairs. Converted space in the attic or basement may be used for casual rooms, like playrooms or dens.

What features would you expect to see in a Colonial?
  • add your thought here... (to enter your text here, click on the "edit" button near the top of the screen; also see help for editing)
  • Colonials usually have decorations emphasizing the front, centered door, such as large frames (pediments?).

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