|About French Country Architecture
French Country Architecture is romanticist in nature. It is derived initially from Romanesque, Norman, and French Gothic styles and includes French Provincial and Normandy styles. Usually faced in stone or stucco, it can include half-timbered walls, steep slate or thatched roofs, dormers, tall or very small, often arched windows and doors, large round silo-like "columbiers" or dovecotes, and houses that encompass rooms or even whole barns for domesticated livestock and farm animals.
French Country Style Mouldings
French Country style mouldings (moldings) are typically simpler in design and execution than their City counterparts, often left in natural European Oak or Walnut and combined with exposed hand-hewn timber construction. The curvatures of the profiles are not unlike "City" moldings and include the same voluptuous curves, sometimes without quite the delicacy and refinement but certainly all the sophistication.
|Elevation drawing and design courtesy of The D.H. Ellison Co.|
|French Farmhouse, France|
|House at the "French Village," Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California|
|French Gite, France|
|Queens Hamlet, Versailles, France|