COLONIAL G15000 Poplar Recommended Door Profile B11-241 10 Koetter Woodworki ng, Inc. • www.koetterwoodworking.com COLONIAL Inspired by the houses of early settlers, colonial architecture expresses the American ideal of home. More than 300 years ago, the first Colonial homes were built by pioneering settlers on the eastern seaboard. Known for their symmetrical design and understated beauty, Colonial-style homes embrace a nostalgia for general, antebellum living. Built before the era of industrialization, Colonial houses featured a characteristic “handmade” quality in elements such as doors, windows and brickwork. Architectural details in today’s Colonial home include wide-plank flooring, wainscoting, crown moulding, elegantly turned balusters for staircases, impressive fireplace mantels, box ceiling beams and pediments above windows and doors – elements that add dimension and welcoming interest to the home.