Colonial House Style: Rich With History

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    Colonial house style house and illustration Colonists Opted for Privacy and Ventilation - Back during the days of Virginia Co. and Jamestown, settlers were building Colonial style houses with paneled exterior shutters on the bottom level for privacy and to keep out unwanted invaders and critters. They reserved the second floor for louvered exterior shutters, admitting sunlight and air all the while protecting the home from rain and dust. In addition, louver shutters were perfect for afternoon naps, blocking the sunlight while allowing a breeze.

    The traditional uses for these shutters may have gone out of style but the look is still commonly used on Colonial style homes today.

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