French Country Estate
French Country Estate
Can you hear the cork popping on your chilled bottle of champagne while you consider making this beautiful French country style home your own? This home is just shy of 3100 square feet, has 3 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, and is designed by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts Home Plans (HPP11937). With its asymmetrical design, a wandering, easy flow plan and varying roof lines, you will feel luxury and charm in this home, but it is of manageable size for comfort. As is typical of the French Country design, you will notice arched windows and openings both inside and out. Also, it is very common for this style home to use exterior materials of stone and stucco to blend with outdoor surroundings.
The quintessential arch feature is evident right away, from the garage doors, dormer above the garage to the large front windows and beautiful wood front door. Perhaps you’ll line your front landscaped beds with some lavender, a low-growing oriental poppy and blue pearl sedum from www.brecks.com to add French charm.
Entering the front door to the foyer, your beautiful welcome has just begun. About 2600 square feet of this home is on the first floor, making daily living easy and convenient. A dining room is to the left of your foyer with columns and a very open feel. Straight ahead to your gathering room, you will enjoy quiet moments as well as gatherings with friends and family. A fireplace, that you can play up ornately for a more formal French Country feeling or simpler hearth and mantle lending a more rustic feel, is equally appropriate in this home. The gathering room won’t be the only ‘favorite’ space here. Off the back end of the gathering room is a large veranda, perfect for fieldstone pavers. A grill, dining table and chaise lounge chairs from www.wayfair.com would make for many memory making meals. Food is never just food and www.omahasteak.com would be glad to help you make tasty meals. Rain? Too hot? Too many bugs/mosquitos? No problem. Adjoining your veranda is a wonderful screen porch. Another dining table, chairs for chatting or sitting and reading is ready for you. Hanging a few Corinthian Bell wind chimes from www.whimsicalwinds.com will add calm to your spirit and harmony for your listening pleasure. Need a snack or refill of your favorite drink? Step from your screen porch back into the house to your kitchen and breakfast area. One of the twin mystical, magical and unique round turrets in the house design is right here. Your inner royal self will enjoy many meals gathered at a round table. The kitchen is large and has so much counter space that your quartz countertops and under mounted sink from www.lowes.com will be ready to take on a crowd of holiday revelers and your buffet spread of delicious dishes. www.lecreuset.com makes handsome cookware that goes from oven to serving. Easy. A central island for your sink and tall barstools from www.birchlane.com looks toward your gathering room.
On the other side of the gathering room is your spacious master suite. Behold the cozy and very charming second twin, magical-feeling round turret in here. Make this a sitting area for your morning meditation or your evening wind-down. This overlooks your backyard space and will keep you enchanted and charmed morning and night. The large suite has storage space and a huge master walk-in closet. Handbag habit anyone? The double-sink vanity, corner soaking tub and separate shower in the master bath can envelope you in a private sanctuary. Add luxury bath products from www.loccitane.com and your spa feeling is well on its way. The peaked ceiling would look great with a drum shade light or sparkly crystal-dripping chandelier from www.shadesoflight.com.
Back to your kitchen, you will find the staircase that winds up to your second floor. This second floor includes a large bonus room/guest suite, a study area, 2 full bathrooms and another suite/guest room. The bonus room is above your garage and has the lovely, large, arched dormer window to let in Mother Nature’s moods. This is a great multi-purpose space for an office, game tables, movie equipment, or a warm library with bookshelves galore. If you have an older child at home, this upstairs space is a very private retreat.
Between the bonus room and the other guest suite is a study or sitting area. An L-shaped counter space or desk and a few wall mounted cabinets could lend the area to be a very functional learning space as well or for supplies, crafts or a writing space.
Heading back down your staircase to the first floor, is a powder room and a large pantry for extra kitchen gadgets, wine fridge, and cleaning supplies. Your laundry/utility room is also here and with long counterspace and hanging rods above, folding and hanging your laundry before putting it away, makes this chore quick and easy. There are a few steps down to your two-car garage with 2 large windows that complete the French Country charm that awaits you.
Make this your own. Welcome Home.