Â Â Â Â The French Country style has its roots in the sunny hillsides of rural France. French Country architecture reflects a wealth of diversity. Old and new, formal and informal elements are mixed in homes ranging from humble cottages and farmhouses to grand chateaus. With all of their variations, French Country homes share a casual charm and an understated elegance that is unmistakable and a charisma that is completely unique.
Â Â Â Â Common elements include tall, thin windows, often with slat-board shutters, steep roofs, multiple gables, and assorted arches (windows, shutters garage openings and entries). Stucco and stone are frequently used, trimmed with painted timbers, windows boxes, wrought iron railings and brick highlights around windows and doors.