French Country

The French country style draws inspiration from the manors and enormous Chateaux of the French countryside in the 1600s and 1700s. This style spread to the Americas from returning soldiers from rural France after the First World War.

The French country style became a fairly common architectural style amongst the population during the 1920s. Similar to Spanish colonial houses, the French countryside usually uses stucco and stone accents, tall arched doors/windows, and ornate finishes. The use of a neutral color palette and materials gives a charming impression without being ostentatious. Walking into a French country house, its warm and inviting neutral tones will make you feel like you are in the center of Provence.


Steep Pitched or Hipped Roof

Tall Windows

Roof Dormers

Beamed Ceilings and walls

Stone Fireplace