Dutch Colonial Style Home Plans
Gambrel rooflines, reminiscent of classic barns, set Dutch Colonial homes apart. Other characteristics of Dutch Colonial architecture include side entrances, central double Dutch doorways (upper and lower halves can be opened separately), asymmetrical layouts, ground-level porches, double-hung sash windows, and a chimney at one or both ends. Shed dormers often are built to allow windows and more headroom on the second floor. While original Dutch Colonial homes were built of stone or brick, any exterior material may be used today.
- Gambrel (barn-style) roof
- Dutch doors
- Double-hung windows with shutters
- Chimney on one or both ends