Colonial Home Building Kits in Massachusetts
If you’re looking to recreate one of these classic colonial home designs for yourself, then consider Early New England Homes Colonial Home Building Kits in Massachusetts. We are Massachusetts’ leading manufacturer of pre-cut, pre-engineered post & beam building kits. Our home building packages include Saltbox, Gambrel, Cape Cod, and Colonial layouts from a bygone era. If you admire the heritage and craftsmanship of early New England, our ENEH colonial home building kits are just what you’ve been looking for.
To begin, we’d like to share a little about what we do and what we stand for. At Early New England Homes, we base our architecture after authentic 18th Century homes found across New England. We strive to use sustainable materials and advocate economy of scale to design living spaces that are practical and perfectly suited to the owners needs. Early New England Homes has created a unique timbered ceiling system that works with conventionally framed walls. This way, you can have a home with today’s conveniences and all the character of a traditional New England home. Our complete home building kit includes plans, provided material lists, and handmade materials and hardware.
Colonial Style Home Building Kits In Massachusetts
Centuries ago, when English settlers first began making their homes in the Northeast colonies, they often built compact homes. These were easy to heat and stood up against even the harshest winters. The style of the homes, dubbed the Cape Cod, featured a central chimney, steep pitched roof for shedding snow, and cozy rooms with exposed timbers overhead. Almost four decades ago, Country Carpenters launched with a vision to preserve this colonial aesthetic. “We began to offer New England style post-and-beam pre-cut barn kits,” says Roger Barrett Jr., owner of Country Carpenters. “The barns captured the flavor now lost in lots of today’s buildings.” The company’s vision led to the introduction of Early New England Homes by Country Carpenters.
Did you know, technically, a house built after 1700’s is not a Colonial? Rather, these homes are classified as Colonial Revival or Neo-colonial. During the 1700s, early settlers of North America incorporated the architectural styles of their native countries when building their new homes. The styles that arose include Georgian Colonial, Spanish Colonial, German Colonial, French Colonial, and Dutch Colonial. The first floor of the classic Colonial floor plan conveniently includes the kitchen and family room. The second floor consists of the bedrooms. Typically, colonial homes were built with central chimneys and multiple flues. This was so fires could rise and heat multiple rooms on each floor. Front doors are often located in the center of the house with evenly spaced double-hung windows and side-gabled roof.
Why Choose Early New England Homes?
To begin, Early New England Homes creates colonial style home building kits. We gladly deliver our pre-engineered kits throughout the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom. We’ve proudly served our happy customers for nearly 5 decades, so you can trust our craftsmanship is among the best. ENEH works closely with local building contractors to recreate the styles and layouts of these beautiful homes.
Further more, when it comes to interior fixtures and woodwork, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of styles to find one that suits you best. We provide a large inventory of accessories to choose from, so you can add a personal touch. For instance, you could select our hand planed bead board paneling and beaded wainscoting. Additional selections include beaded door trim and windows, a storm door option, and pre-hung 4-panel doors, board & batten doors. Lastly, you could complete your design with an elegant mantel and hand-forged interior hardware.
To conclude, we invite you to begin your project by giving one of our professional architects a call at Early New England Homes. We’re excited for you to learn more about what we offer, so you can get started right away by visiting our homes page. We can’t wait to hear from you! (860) 643-1148