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Stately and symmetrical, Colonial style homes originated from the more elaborate "Georgian" style homes built in England in the 1700s, and became the rave in both New England and the southern colonies of early America. Design elements include a rectangular symmetrical shape, a wood panel door at the front center of the exterior, decorative moulding around and crowning the entry, a large brick chimney or paired chimneys, a medium pitched roof with minimal overhang, and symmetrical paned windows.