Plan 2455 - The Lacombe - Updated French Elegance
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This design's prominent front gable with decorative wood braces and two-story turret recall both Tudor and French Normandy influences. The elegance of these styles also is reflected on its sprawling interior. The turret houses a beautiful circular staircase, which becomes a focal point in the foyer that is visible from the nearby dining room and great room. Heavy posts delineate the open formal rooms of the dining room and great room, providing visual separation without obstructing views or traffic flow. The great room offers a fireplace flanked by built-in cabinets. An open passageway leads to the breakfast nook and kitchen. The kitchen will be a destination for guests with its built-in aquarium in the snack bar island and its heavy wood beams accentuating the ceiling. Wine lovers will appreciate the ability to peruse the walk-in wine closet just down the hall. Accordion-style glass doors along the kitchen's rear wall open to the back porch and a covered outdoor living area with a fireplace. A large recreation room plays host to casual entertaining and everyday family fun. Spacious enough for several games tables, it provides a wet bar, a fireplace, and a gazebo-style card room. The opposite side of the home houses the master suite, which has a large dressing closet with an island and a pair of windows that bring in natural light. A fireplace warms the bedroom and sitting area, while built-ins provide storage for a television, books or collections. Windows at the rear of the bedroom and sitting area fill the space with light. Built-ins distinguish the home office and provide plenty of storage. A fireplace and large picture window make handsome counterpoints to the cabinetry. At the top of the circular staircase, a hallway leads to four upper-level bedrooms. All the bedrooms feature built-in desks and bookshelves. Pairs of bedrooms on each end of the upper level share baths divided into compartments, an arrangement which allows more than one person to use the bathrooms at the same time.
Upper Floor1560 SqFt
Main Floor5447 SqFt
Total Area7007 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)24'-8"
Garage Bays4 Car Garage
Garage Area1407 SqFt
Roof MaterialTile 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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