French Country

The French Country style draws inspiration from the manor houses and Chateaux of the French countryside, built in the 1600s and 1700s. This style was spread to America by soldiers returning from rural France after the First World War. The French Country style became fairly common during the 1920s. French Country architecture uses stucco with stone and timber accents, steep pitched roof forms with curved eaves, tall, arched doors and windows, and ornate finishes. The use of a neutral color palette and materials gives a charming impression without being ostentatious.


• Steep Pitched, Hipped Roof Forms
• Curved Eaves
• Roof Dormers
• Accent Copper Roofs
• Stucco and Stone with Timber Accents
• Generous Front Porches
• Tall Windows
• Rustic Shutters
• Beamed Ceilings and walls
• Stone Fireplaces