The architecture is marked by several styles due to its history and outstanding characteristics of each era. At colonial house are models that recall the colonization process, where the materials and the construction process have specific identity and traits.
Colonial buildings are easily found in historic towns, but there is also a slight presence in mansions of farms, historic centers, beach sites, inland cities and so on. Its rustic and memorable air exudes elegance and sovereignty at the same time, which has been winning even more the Brazilian constructions!
Despite the great demand for modern houses, it is possible to integrate the former using references from the colonial era. Check out some particularities of this style to apply in your construction:
- Structure and facade in solid wood : If it is the wish of the residents, the house can be built with concrete blocks and apparent structures in wood.
- Variety of windows : The large number of windows guarantee abundant natural lighting inside the house. The most common model is with Venetian glass and wood finishes.
- Expressive main door : the door designates power, which is very characteristic of style. It is what defines symmetry in construction, where the details are faithfully repeated to follow the equivalent traits.
- Apparent roof with ceramic tiles : the design of the cover asks for several falls of water forming slopes that bring volume to the construction. This type of roof allows the quick exit of rainwater, which facilitates the flow without the need for more elaborate systems.
- Microwave in lobby : This item ensures lift for the roof and creates an extension with the balcony located in the front area of the house.
60 projects of Brazilian and international colonial houses
There are many features to run a colonial home, opt for the best way by following your preferences and finishes. Check out 60 projects of colonial houses and get inspired to build yours and if you want, go to the page about Wood houses and container houses .
Picture 1 - Colonial houses: rustic and colonial air walk together in the construction.
In addition to wood, stone is another material that can be used in this type of home. In the above project, the stone wall emphasizes the facade and takes references of the colonial period without leaving aside the area of insertion of the construction.
Picture 2 - The contrast of colors is another strong point in colonial houses!
Picture 3 - Colonial house.
Picture 4 - Great colonial house.
Image 5 - The apparent structure of the wooden roof refers to the colonial style.
Picture 6 - Colorful colonial house.
Mixing two vibrant colors in the painting is a common technique for preserving the colonial features and changing the look of the house.
Image 7 - The typical houses in the historical cities are close to the sidewalk.
Picture 8 - The roof with several waters and unevenness is an old technique that until today is used.
Picture 9 - The internal courtyard is delimited by the circulation balcony.
Image 10 - The facade work was inspired by a typical colonial house.
The stones, the apparent bricks, the slopes of the roof, the presence of earthy colors demonstrate the proposed style of the house.
Image 11 - The main entrance is striking and inviting.
Following the colonial line, the columns have an important function in the construction, as they demarcate the main access and centralize the door.
Image 12 - Mix of materials on the facade.
Merge half with one material and the remainder with another finish is a common treatment on the colonial facade.
Picture 13 - Single storey house with colonial style.
Picture 14 - The wall of a colonial house is low and full of details.
Picture 15 - Washers and light poles are accessories present on the facade.
Image 16 - Colonial house with symmetry.
Picture 17 - Colonial house of historical center.
Picture 18 - The balcony can be in the whole environment of the colonial house.
Image 19 - Colonial house with modern features.
The roof with water is one of the items that most mark the period, and the rest of the construction may have evidences demarcated by the modern architecture.
Image 20 - The classic features of the time are present in this architecture.
Kind of a farmhouse, this home has a large area for a family home that proves to be a very welcoming home.
Image 21 - Mark the windows with a touch of color.
In this project, instead of painting the windows, we used printed tiles to frame the openings of natural light.
Picture 22 - Columns full of details.
Image 23 - Colonial wooden house.
Picture 24 - Colonial house with garden.
Picture 25 - Soft colors are synonymous with warmth!
For a country house, lighter tones convey tranquility and comfort. The baby rose is a classic color for the construction of the time, and in this reference we can observe the presence of the balcony, wooden door and the glass windows that characterize the colonial era.
Image 26 - Colonial house with swimming pool.
This house demonstrates flexibility for both cities and the countryside. Its pergola in logs and the design of the door harmonize with the modern touches of straight lines to compose the residence.
Image 27 - Modern colonial house.
Image 28 - The low stone wall helps preserve the building.
Picture 29 - Doors and guardrail in gradil must have robust and striking designs.
Image 30 - The arches are a classic item of colonial architecture.
Picture 31 - Use the painting to your advantage!
The combination of yellow and blue paint enhances the architectural details of the house. It is an excellent technique for highlighting windows, Venetian doors and columns.
Picture 32 - Casa colonial rosa.
Image 33 - The two columns serve to demarcate the main access.
The colonial designs stand out by the windows that allow greater entrance of light inside the house, decorative stones, columns in the entrance and the balcony.
Image 34 - Ceramic tiles are common in construction.
Image 35 - The Portuguese tile is another outstanding item in the façade and in the colonial decoration.
Image 36 - Facade with colonial style.
Image 37 - Colonial house covered with stones.
Picture 38 - The wooden structure with light painting is the classic combination of a colonial house.
Image 39 - Guillotine windows are another common model for the time.
Image 40 - Integration with the landscape is part of the colonial style.
Image 41 - Colonial house in the North American style.
Picture 42 - Colonial house with balcony.
Picture 43 - European colonial house.
The steep roof is a strong feature in European architecture.
Picture 44 - Colonial house with two floors.
One more inspiration from which it is possible to mix two styles for the property! The colonial roof and Venetian windows are prominent presence in the house, which contrasts with the straight lines of the rest of the residence.
Picture 45 - Small colonial house.
Image 46 - Balcony skirting the house.
The spacious space with balcony is a strong feature in colonial architecture. In this way the eave, supported by the columns, helps to protect the area forming a typical drawing of the time.
Picture 47 - Take the sobriety of architecture with colorful touches.
The painting of the shutters brighten the house facade, leading to the feel of a lively and vibrant home. Reinforce this look with a beautiful garden, pool and colorful armchairs!
Image 48 - Colonial house with light colors.
Image 49 - Mix between the old and the modern.
With an old structure, the house gains a pool that takes all the contemporary air that contrasts with the colonial style of construction.
Picture 50 - Colonial house for the countryside.
Picture 51 - The guardrail is full of remarkable details.
This type of bodyguard was something common in colonial times! Today it is possible to find them in old mansions that persevere this architecture with curved details that resemble a column. A good tip is to do a painting every year to maintain the facade.
Image 52 - Colonial house for the city.
For this proposal is ideal that the terrain is wide, so that the facade is extended with the presence of several Venetian windows.
Picture 53 - Colonial house with garage.
Picture 54 - Colonial house with colorful windows.
Image 55 - Azorean houses also mark colonial history.
Picture 56 - Colonial house with "pull" for the swimming pool.
The two buildings receive the same style line: roof with several waters, light colors, columns in the front and a balcony.
Image 57 - The openings, like windows and doors, have a characteristic colonial design.
Image 58 - The arches on the facade demarcate the entrance and the access of the house.
Image 59 - The brick building is marked by columns with washers and an extensive balcony.
Image 60 - The balcony in the rooms demonstrates the richness since colonial times.