WHAT IS FRENCH HOUSE?
French house plans may possess asymmetrical exteriors with a combination of typical ornamental that attributes to French designs such as French hip roof, flared eaves, dormer roof .In addition to these common characteristics of design are the finishes such as Stucco cement rendering and face brick exteriors. Step Hip roof pitches are typically French and the attic spaces of the roof are punctured with Dormer window to create living spaces. These homes are usually two stories in height with high roof lines. The chimneys are typically large, angled and sloped at the base of the chimneys.
Other elements prevalent are the tall, windows with slat-board shutters, steep roofs, multiple gabled roofs, and curved .windows painted timbers, windows boxes, traditional wrought iron railings and faced brick wall around windows and doors with the traditional outlook.
Symmetrical plans with steep hipped roofs are sometimes made great French homes. Symmetrical homes are great for homes relating to official functions that typify formality, grandeur, and authority.
French style houses usually have steep roofs, subtly flared curves at the eaves and are faced with stucco and stone. Typically, the roof comes down to the windows. The second floor often is on the roof.
The French country style includes both simple, modest cottage like farmhouse designs and as well as for the rich look called chateaus. These styles create an ambiance of a rustic warmth with the comfort of the country in design. Again the typical design elements are the arch curved and stone-work. In the interiors you may find the beams constructed of wood, cement plastered walls and floors finished with a stone in a rustic manner. This is the common theme and feature of a French country style. It reflects a diversity of formal wealthy styles of architecture. While there are Formal and Informal elements of designs, the houses types ranging from the humble French cottages styles to the farmhouses styles to the Grand chateaus as romantically portrayed in stories.
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