Top 3 French Country House Plans

French style is simple and elegant, and it’s easy to see that a French Country house plan will exude the charm of the French countryside.  As well as being elegant there are two key characteristics that define the French Country house plan collection—variety, and details.

At only 2,000 square feet you would be surprised how many features are packed into this welcoming French Country house plan. Beyond the front porch, a gas log fireplace warms a spacious great room. Just off of the great room is a unique hobby room. Meanwhile the island kitchen facilitates entertaining and the outdoor kitchen continues the hospitality. The master suite features such luxuries as a corner garden bath, perfect for quiet afternoons.

Variety is the key word here.  There are lots of different silhouettes but in the French Country house plan collection you will find a mesh of different textures set against elegant facades adorned with stucco, brick, stone, or a combination.  Roof styles vary, too. You can find a house plan with a traditional hip, mansard, or a simple gable roof.

This grand castle-like French Country house plan will capture the attention of passersby with its tasteful use of stone and brick on the exterior. The interior of this house plan features rooms arrayed with a nod toward practical design which allow for ease of living, impressive entertaining, and magnificent views. This house plan seems like it should come from a storybook. With features such as a circular foyer, spiral staircase, a keeping room and a cozy library, this house plan will have you feeling like you are royalty. This house plan would be ideal for a lot with picturesque views such as a lake, river, mountains, golf course, or formal gardens.

Details are another key when it comes to French Country house plans. You may find things such as shuttered windows and coppertop bays that add charm and beyond those you’ll find attractive arches, striking keystones and corner quoins.

Dormer windows and shutters bring out of the French Country detailing of this house plan. With stone-and-cedar shingle façade and details like a large arched window and its second story sister, this house is a marvelous combination of texture and style. The entry door features a transom and sidelights that let in natural light to the vaulted foyer. A formal dining room and a den flank the foyer through French doors. A half bath and coat closet are at the far end of the first floor. With four bedrooms this house plan is perfect for a large or growing family.

French Country house plans come in a variety of styles from a modest farm house to an estate-like chateau. Above all, the French Country style pours forth rustic warmth and comfortable design.  You can see plans like these and many more in the French Country house plan collection from Direct from the Designers.