European house plans are not necessarily a specific style but consist of an array of European house styles born out of the many countries in Europe and deeply rooted in their "Old World" traditions. European houses may consist of styles with a French influence such as French Country, French Chateauesque, French Provincial or many other French eclectic styles. European house styles also include designs with Mediterranean and Tuscany influences. Also included are designs with English influences such as English Tudor, English Country, English Manor as well a number of other eclectic English styles. European style houses also include Italian, Italianate and Spanish influences. Most European houses have design characteristics that were greatly influenced by the climate as well as materials such as stone and stucco which were indigenous to the specific region in which they originated. European houses also have a broad range of roof slopes with the steeper slopes being used on European houses that are exposed to large amounts of snow fall and colder climates, while the Mediterranean style house typically would have a much shallower roof slope and wide overhangs to control the hot sun since they are located in a much warmer climate with little rainfall. European houses are sometimes referred to as "Old World" houses. We at Living Concepts pride ourselves on borrowing from classic European "Old World" details and incorporating them into each specific European style that we are trying to create while taking advantage of all the current products and construction methods available today.
The limestone portico flanked by wrought iron balconies formalizes this French country chateau. We lavished the floor plan with amenities- a grand kitchen, three fireplaces, two staircases, and an upper level recreation room.
A balcony hall overlooks the family room and foyer of this home, which is influenced by English cottage design. Angled windows and walls of glass brighten the free-flowing interior. Three secondary suites on the second floor all boast walk-in closets.
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The stone exterior of this home is highlighted by such typical European details as double keystone arches over small-pane windows, a decorative second story balcony, round-top dormers and wooden columns supporting the breezeway. Inside, the spacious kitchen is flanked b...
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The design of this Mediterranean style home captures its ambiance with its multiple arched entryway with balcony above, red tiled roof, impressive curved stairway, coffered ceiling in the 2-story Foyer and Great Room, columned Gallery, and covered verandas. The Master S...
From the sunken living room to the gathering room, complete with built-in cabinets and fireplace this European style home has all the amenities to make entertaining easy. A double-island kitchen and open breakfast area are just right of the gallery that has two sets of ...
Entertaining is a breeze for the owners of this imposing French manor home. Family members and guest alike will love the beam-ceilinged gathering room with fireplace and French doors leading to the covered terrace.
The large gathering room, with fireplace, adjoins the breakfast area and kitchen with island bar to make this area the heart of the home. A formal living room also has a fireplace, perfect for quiet, intimate conversations. Secondary suites and recreation room are locat...
Architectural Styles are determined by the exterior characteristics which are often influenced by the area of the world in which they originated. Architectural styles are influenced greatly by the materials indigenous to the region as well as the climate where they were created.