The French Chateau incorporates much of the Italian Renaissance details, capped with a steep distinctive roofline. French castles can be strictly symmetrical or much more playful with several motifs of tower, turret, chimneys, columned entry porches and curved and triangular pediments. The French style presents a grand, classical statement. Interiors are typically very decorative. Below you will find ideas and drawings in the 'French Country' style that is a uniquely American take on the period style original.
At right: 11,000 SF French Chateau design for Naples, Florida. 4 story structure is concrete block and 8" hollow core concrete floors and ceilings. Stucco finish with flat concrete tile roof. Features double wishbone entry stairs to main second floor level, elevator, grand stair, secondary stair, 3 car garage, Master Suite entirely on 3rd floor, Formal Living/ Dining, Kitchen with large Pantry, Breakfast Room, His and Her Studies, Craft Room, Exercise Room, Triple Laundries, large Balconies at rear on Gulf and much more.