The COLONIAL

Early New England Homes ENEH Colonial

Overview

From sea to shining sea, America's most enduring home style remains the colonial. It conjures up images of small-town America, the village green, Fourth of July parades and that independent spirit that defines the American character. The early colonists hewed the beams for their homes from forests that surrounded their property, and each home therefore had a unique character. Our ENEH Colonial reflects the character of the area. The large summer beams and timber ceilings create a warmth that is just not found in today's homes.

Did You Know?

Technically, a house built after the 1700s is not a Colonial. More correctly, these homes are classified as Colonial Revival or Neo-colonial. During the 1700s, European settlers in North America incorporated the architectural styles of their native countries into their new homes. The styles that arose can be referred to as 'Colonial architecture,' which includes Georgian Colonial, Spanish Colonial, German Colonial, French Colonial, and Dutch Colonial. The classic Colonial house floor plan has the kitchen and family room on the first floor and the bedrooms on the second floor. New England colonial homes usually had central chimneys with multiple flues so that fires could be lit in two or more rooms on each floor. These homes are often marked by a centrally located front door, evenly spaced double-hung windows and simple side-gabled roof.

Basic Floor Plan view larger

Early New England Homes Colonial Floor Plan

The Process read more

An overview of our building process providing useful information for both customers and builders.

FAQs read more

Answers to questions you may have about the building process, materials, options and/or customization.