Discriminating home buyers who love Old World elegance and contemporary design often choose a new construction home that reminds them of the French countryside estate fit for royalty. A French style home often includes elaborate crown molding, an impressive entryway door, fireplace with intricate decorative patterns and a spiral staircase. The French love not only fine wine, art, and food. They also love a home with elements of history. Experts say European style homes keep their resale value since they are some of the most popular home styles in the country. Whether you choose a French country or French chateau, consider symmetry and balance with balconies, high hip roof and arched windows and doors.
A brick terrace or entryway
When building a new construction French style home, consider a brick entryway patio as well as decorative stone walls with well-manicured landscaping. Whether you want the old French country cottage look or a more ostentatious home with intricate detailing, incorporate brick and stones.
Inside the home, beamed ceilings and decorative patterns in the tile and a wrought iron balcony overlooking a large living area add to the French feeling of luxury. Other ideas include a lavish use of ceiling and wall finishes such as stone on the walls. When it comes to a custom home, you can choose to finish most of the surfaces whether you chose glass or wood paneling. Attention to detail is key.
Amazing home amenities for a French style home include a large swimming pool and gazebo, a technology and media center with built-in wet bar, a small catering kitchen and popcorn maker and a wine cellar for entertaining. Wine cellars in a French style home are not just wine closets but include space for entertaining.
At J. Lambert Custom Homes, we build French style homes and other popular styles in the Fort Worth and Dallas area. For more ideas on what kind of architectural style best suits your family’s needs and satisfies your dreams, please contact us.