More than 300 years ago, the first Colonial homes were built by pioneering settlers on the eastern seaboard. Since then, the classic Colonial has come to define the American dream. Known for its symmetrical design and understated beauty, with windows on either side of a central front door, Colonial-style homes embrace a nostalgia for genteel, gracious living.
A typical Colonial interior, whether it’s a simple Cape Cod or stately Georgian plan, might feature a long and hospitable hall, flanked by large square rooms. Architectural details include wide-plank wood flooring, wainscoting, crown moulding, elegantly turned balusters for staircases, carved fireplace mantels, boxed ceiling beams and trimwork around windows and doors—elements that add dimension and welcoming interest to the home.