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Dutch Colonial

Journey into the timeless allure of Dutch Colonial architecture, where historic charm meets modern sophistication. With Hardie® siding, you can transform your home into a sanctuary of classic elegance, capturing the essence of Dutch Colonial style while embracing the comforts of contemporary living.

Exploring Dutch Colonial home hallmarks

These key hallmarks prove classic elegance and modern living can harmoniously coexist.

Gambrel roof

Dutch Colonial homes are recognized by their distinctive gambrel roof, which features two slopes on each side, providing additional space for upper-level rooms and adding architectural interest.

Symmetrical design

Dutch Colonials typically exhibit a symmetrical facade, with a centered front door flanked by evenly spaced windows and often adorned with shutters for added charm.

Inviting entryway

Dutch Colonial homes often feature a welcoming entryway with a covered porch or portico, inviting guests inside while adding to the home's curb appeal.

Dutch Colonial, three ways

Find out how to capture the character of a Dutch Colonial home in a variety of ways below.




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Historical hideaway

Transport yourself to the charm of a classic Dutch Colonial home, where timelessness meets historical allure with the colors of our Statement Collection®.

Siding material

For a classic Dutch Colonial home, opt for smooth lap siding arranged horizontally, mirroring the warm and comforting aesthetic of traditional Colonial architecture.

Color palette

Select a muted color palette for your Dutch Colonial siding, complementing the timeless style, and pair it with a crisp white trim for a classic finish.

Grand entryway

For visual interest and authenticity, add a grand entryway that exudes timeless elegance and welcomes guests with style.

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