European House Plans
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.