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  • Colonial Houses In Colonial America

    Farmhouses were one to two stories with around three to four rooms and a central chimney. Hall and parlor houses had two rooms downstairs with intersecting doors. Log Cabins were simple one-room houses built out of logs. The I house features gables to the side, at least two rooms in length, one room deep, and two full stories tall. Row houses terraced houses built out of brick in colonial times such as in Philadelphia. The saltbox houses featured a log, pitched roof that slopes down to the back of the house. In the Early New England Colonial Houses, the roofs are steep roofs with side gables. There was a lean-to added with the saltbox roof and narrow eaves. Chimneys were larger and build in the center of the house. The houses were normally around two stories, sometimes the second story, which slightly protrudes over the first floor. Frames were made out of wood with clapboard or shingles for the roof. Windows were small casement, and some with diamond shaped panes. There was little exterior…

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  • Beach House Research Paper

    Beach houses usually exist along the coastal areas and are often raised to suit the shoreline sites. They are adaptable for use as a vacation house near water or even in mountain areas. They typically feature wide porches constructed of wood with the main living area raised one level. Coastal style is as individual as its location: a saltbox in New England, a Mediterranean villa, a tropical cottage in Belize. This makes a singular explanation difficult as each coast comes with their own…

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