Plan 2479 - The Belle Reve - Elegant French Inspired Country Mansion
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A Walk Through The Belle Reve
Homes like the Belle Reve are the retreats that people dream about. As guests stand in the great room, which is a massive two-story space, they will be awed by the grandeur around them. The fireplace helps to set the mood, and the floor to ceiling windows overlooking a perfectly manicured green space behind the home complete the look of luxury.
On the opposite end of this room, a sweeping spiral staircase, reminiscent of a castle, leads guests upstairs and into a hall that looks down on the great room. Just past this hall are the bedrooms — a guest bedroom with private bath and wet bar, a study so that your guests have a peaceful place to relax, and two additional bedrooms for more guest space or for your children.
You’ll need all of that guest space because once your friends and family see all of the wonders of your home, they’ll never want to leave. Behind the garage, for instance, is a large room with a roll-up door that is perfectly suited to one of several purposes: a home gym, a hobby room, or a workshop.
From this room, you’ll have a view into a beautifully windowed games room. What are your favorite things to do with your friends? Perhaps this room needs a card or pool table, or maybe you’d prefer to install a big-screen TV and comfortable seating for movie nights.
Maybe the night calls for some golf. If so, just off the games room is a custom designed golf simulation room. Perfect your swing, or if you aren’t much of a golfer, then this room is ideal as a space to play video games or listen to music.
Entertaining isn’t all about places to play. In order to treat your friends the right way, you’ll need to impress them with your skills in the kitchen. The Belle Reve’s kitchen is designed so that everyone can gather around, wine glasses in hand, to help prepare the evening meal. The dining area, just past the kitchen, has a built-in wine cooler so that you can keep guests refreshed.
There is also an amazing outdoor kitchen, complete with a barbecue, sink, counter space and pizza oven. This is where you, your friends and your family will spend lazy summer nights, grilling your favorite foods, relaxing in the fresh air, and chatting long into the night.
Upper Floor1794 SqFt
Main Floor5355 SqFt
Total Area7149 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)28'-0"
Garage Bays3 Car Garage
Garage Area970 SqFt
- Covered Patio
- Exercise Room
- Flex Room
- Formal Dining Room
- Free Standing Tub
- Games Room
- Guest Suite
- His & Hers Closets
- Hobby Room
- Inlaw Suite
- Jack & Jill Bathroom
- Mud Room
- Multiple Flex Spaces
- Outdoor Fireplace
- Outdoor Kitchen Grill
- Outdoor Living Room
- Rec Room
- RV Garage
- Second Master Bedroom
- Split Bedrooms
- Utility on Same Level as Master
- Walk-In Pantry
- Wet Bar
- Wine Cellar
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Metal/Standing Seam 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.
Traditional homes freely borrow from a number of historic styles and combine them to relay a new expression. Many historic styles are also 'traditional' in nature, and are incorporated into the Mascord Collection. Colonial, Tudor, Craftsman, Cape Cod - in this collection of home plans you'll discover floor plans that reflect modern lifestyles with spacious rooms, flexible spaces and modern conveniences, but mixed with distinct architectural flair, curb appeal and modern aesthetic. Expect elements such as free-flowing kitchens, breakfast nooks, and family room combinations.
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