Originating in the early 1600s, the Dutch colonial style house was planned to accommodate only one room for the early American settlers. This style is easily recognizable by the broad hipped roof. This style usually has:
– Flared eaves extending over a porch
– Decorative roof over the main entrance
– Located in the center of the Dutch double doorway that was originally used to provide animal entrance to the house at the same time allowing fresh air to freely enter the house
In fact, this style is also known as the “stone house”, because of its striking resemblance to a typical barn.