Dutch Colonial houses are usually constructed of brick and have a side-gambreled roof or sometimes a side-gabled roof, which has little or no overhang, or rake. These houses are usually one story or sometimes one and a half stories. They rarely have two stories. Dutch Colonial houses originally had entrance doors that were divided into separately opening upper and lower halves—Dutch doors. Dutch Colonial houses in the urban tradition typically have paired end chimneys.
Hudson’s one surviving Dutch Colonial house, the Robert Taylor House, was actually built by an Englishman but in the Dutch vernacular style.