Plan 2380 - The Lisette - French Inspired Sophisticated Home
2 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Lower Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Lisette
French-inspired details resonate from the exterior to the interior of this four-bedroom home, lending sophistication to the design. The exterior combines stone and wood cladding with arched shutters and barrel-vaulted dormers for an authentic French-inspired ambience. The interior has a rustic feel and could be finished to showcase dramatic custom woodwork and elegant views. Imagine the scene that extends off the foyer: a beautiful display of box-beam ceilings reaching from the great room through the dining room to a rustic, French Country-inspired kitchen. Windows and French doors in the great room and the dining room connect this inspiring interior to the lush respite of a side courtyard, introduced by a porch with dramatic columns. Complementing the ambience of these spaces is a library, located midway up the staircase to the second level. Outfitted with arched windows on the exterior walls, the library overlooks the courtyard and provides opportunities to carry on custom woodworking in its bookshelves and fireplace mantel. A wine room on the lower level is a fitting accompaniment too, especially for wine enthusiasts and entertainers. The elegance continues on the upper level where French doors in the hallway and master bedroom open to a balcony that also views the courtyard. A vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and built-ins lend warmth to the master bedroom. The master bath treats the owners to luxury with a kitchenette, a walk-in two-person shower, and a spacious spa tub enclosed in windows on three sides. Three additional bedrooms and a recreation room round out the floor plan.
Upper Floor1497 SqFt
Main Floor1823 SqFt
Total Area4311 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)23'-0"
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area452 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch12/12
Some of the features of this home are 'European'. European homes come in many guises, since the term reflects homes styled after those in many countries; English Tudor, French Country, and Dutch Gable, to name a few. Beyond the country of origin, there's also the period of history from which the style emerged; Georgian, Victorian, Greek Revival; the list is almost endless. The homes shown in the collection below feature elements inspired by those found in countries across the Atlantic.
French country is a style of home design inspired by the rural, rustic homes of the French countryside. It is characterized by its use of natural materials, such as stone, brick, and wood, and by its emphasis on comfort and warmth. French country homes often have a picturesque, charming appearance, with steep pitched roofs, arched windows and doors, and ornamental details such as shutters and window boxes. The exterior may be finished in a soft, muted color palette, and the interior may feature exposed wood beams, stone or brick fireplaces, and comfortable, welcoming furnishings. French country architecture often incorporates elements of traditional French design, such as formal gardens, patios, and courtyards, and may also include outdoor living spaces such as balconies, porches, and terraces.
Live a fairytale life in a storybook home! Most storybook homes are based upon a fanciful interpretation of medieval European homes, or traditional English cottage style, with some fantastic exaggerations. Storybook homes are often constructed to appear as though built up gradually over time, one addition per hundred years or so, or built primarily out of stone with battlements and turrets to resemble a castle. Have fun with your dream home and check out these great designs!
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