The popularity and appeal of French country designed house plans and French-inspired architecture in America, including French Provincial house plans, French Normandy house plans, and Second Empire house plans, can perhaps be attributed to a plethora of romantic elements in Country house plans and Country homes: Arched doorways. Tall French windows. Hip roofs. Flared eaves. Sweeping rooflines. Curved dormers. When added to a Country home, these elements provide hints of Country French elegance and sophistication. This compilation of French Country designs from Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc. is neo-eclectic—all of our Country French house plans borrow from French traditions in America, using time-honored materials such as stone, stucco, and brick, as authentic French Country design accents. Subtle effects make the French Country house plans stand out without looking pretentious, so you’re sure to find what’s ideal for your tastes.
French country homes often use brick, stone, or stucco exteriors and large roof lines, (sometimes with balconies) to create a French 'chateau' feel. With its delicate masonry designs, the French country house is reminiscent of the rural French countryside.