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.
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...
This lovely stone home with its gracious covered porch and balustrade offers fine European detailing and a very up-to-date interior. For added convenience, a rear veranda can be accessed from the laundry room, dining room, and master suite.
A variety of window treatments and rooflines add a sophisticated touch to this two-story stucco home. A large family room with its fireplace, built-in bookcases, and access to the rear terrace, provides the perfect place to entertain family and friends.
One of our favorite designs, this three-level mansion offers the homeowner luxurious amenities and activity space for every family member. In addition to areas for formal and informal gatherings, we've included special interest rooms, such as the main-level music room a...
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This european home is ideal for a sloping lot. The open kitchen and large family room give a spacious feel to the first floor. There is plenty of bedroom space upstairs and a recreation room in the basement with access to the covered lanai.
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European Lake Front Golf Course Daylight Basement Multi level
Cedar shingles and a high hip roof give this home the look of a French cottage. Inside, a central kitchen leads way to a formal dining room and a spacious gathering area. Upstairs, additional suites and an expansive bonus room are found.
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.