Colonial home plans are perhaps the most easily recognized among early American architectural designs. The most typical feature of Colonial house plans is symmetry -
specifically, a centered front door flanked by a balanced arrangement of windows. With Colonial home design, the second story takes up the same amount of floor space as the first, and the façade is usually brick or clapboard siding. The Colonial style of home design includes a number of variations, including Federal, Georgian, Colonial Revival, Saltbox, and more.