Colonial architecture first came into being in the 1700s when the colonists came to America from England. Today, the understated elegance of colonial houses makes them one of the most popular styles of home in America.
Colonial homes don't have to be huge; they tend to look impressive no matter what their size. Here are some floor plans that combine the stately design aesthetic of traditional colonial homes with a tiny footprint for those who love small living!
1. One bedroom cottage with a sleeping loft from House Plans
This lovely home from House Plans measures 581 square feet (54 square meters), and it could easily sleep four people. Enter the home through the stately foyer, and be welcomed by the open concept kitchen, living room, and dining area with vaulted ceilings. The bathroom can be accessed through the spacious downstairs bedroom, which has a sizable closet as well as a linen closet. The upstairs loft is accessible via a spiral staircase, and it provides an interesting, visually appealing use of the space that children and adults alike will love.
2. House over three car garage from ePlans
Located over a three-car garage, this design from ePlans comes in at 750 square feet (70 square meters). Enter the home through the spacious family room, and head left to access the bedroom or right to get to the eat-in kitchen. The washer and dryer are located downstairs, and the plan features an optional laundry chute.
3. One bedroom wonder with two walk-in closets from Family Home Plans
This charming little colonial cottage from Family Home Plans measures 848 square feet (79 square meters). The wraparound porch with elegant columns immediately welcomes you into the home, and provides a lovely place to sit on warm summer evenings. The open concept living and dining area makes for a spacious, functional interior, and the kitchen tucked off to the side provides you with everything you need to whip up a meal. The bedroom is accessed through a stately pair of bi-fold drawers, and it features an attached bathroom as well as two walk-in closets!
4. Two bedroom home over three garage bays from Floor Plans
At 932 square feet (87 square meters), this gorgeous colonial home from Floor Plans provides big living in a small space. Located above a three car garage, the home is accessed via a flight of stairs that lead to a small foyer. The living room has a sloped ceiling as well as a large window to provide the room with lots of natural light, and the bathroom is located in the corner between the two bedrooms. The kitchen can be accessed either through the formal dining room or the foyer.
5. Cozy European home with loft balcony from House Plans
Coming in at 717 square feet (67 square meters), this colonial design from House Plans is perfect for a couple or even for a small family with children who would love to sleep in the adorable little loft. Walk through the door and directly into the living room, and then turn left to get to the kitchen and dining room. The bedroom feels extra spacious thanks to the lovely cathedral ceilings, and the bathroom can be entered through either the bedroom or the living room. A tiny loft is located over the kitchen and dining room, and it can be accessed by a ladder.
6. Colonial home with columned entry from ePlans
At 878 square feet (82 square meters), this floor plan from ePlans boasts two bedrooms as well as a number of lovely windows that will fill the home with natural light. Pass through the imposing columns into a good-sized foyer, and continue straight through to the living room. Two bedrooms and a bathroom with a tub are located on the left side of the home.
7. Two bedroom home with open concept living and dining room from Family Home Plans
This awesome design from Family Home Plans measures 780 square feet (72 square meters), and has an open concept living and dining room as well as two bedrooms. A closet is conveniently located right by the doorway, and the kitchen at the back of the house makes it easy to bring food to the adjacent dining room. Both bedrooms are located in close proximity to the bathroom, which has space for a tub.