There are various types of architectural styles available. One of the most popular types is the Colonial design, as it is most associated with houses, churches, and government buildings. This particular layout was developed in America in the early 1600s, and has quite a few different variations depending on the culture of the community. The different types available are, Georgian, Traditional, Dutch, French, German, and Spanish. No matter where the home is built, the common traits, a simplicity and symmetry in the design, stays the same. However, one of the biggest differences of the styles is the construction materials. For instance, a Traditional Colonial home is made of clapboard with a wood siding and a flat front, while the Dutch Colonial is built using stone and with an overhanging front covering the porch.
The colonial architectural style is found in various cities and towns throughout the United States. Typically, a Colonial home, usually called a “salt box,” has one deep room, two stories, small glass windows, expensive exterior décor (customarily this is a characteristic of the more expensive properties) and a steep pitched roof. Normally the interior layout of the house centers around the fireplace with one chimney in the center of the roof or two chimneys at either end.