What does it mean to describe a home as European style? Well, it varies! Rich with history and impossible to sum up with one particular set of architectural elements, the continent has given rise to a vast range of home designs. From the unmistakable half-timbering of Tudor revival homes to stucco-clad French Country designs, the term covers a wide range of eras and movements. So instead consider European style as describing certain elements rather than a strict architectural movement.
Here’s what you’re likely to find (though perhaps not all on the same home): romantic elements like stone arches, quirky asymmetrical facades, clipped gables, hipped rooflines, and charming window shutters. Many of the designs in this collection don’t adhere strictly to one exact style but instead combine elements for something new and unique. Most commonly that takes the form of a stone wall that adds texture and interest to a brick or stucco exterior, or a dazzling turret that creates castle-like curb appeal. Rich details on the interiors often include decorative ceiling treatments or graceful columns to delineate rooms.
European style doesn’t describe any particular layout. So instead, choose a floor plan that fits your lifestyle and needs. Looking for a contemporary open layout? You’ll find plenty of those here, along with big island kitchens and relaxed great rooms. On the other hand, fans of traditional living rooms and elegant entertaining areas (like formal dining rooms) will also find those in the collection. Families who want generous square footage to spread out can choose from many different floor plans in this collection.
This category includes English cottages, French Country styles (easy to identify with their stucco and hipped roofs), grand chateau plans, Tudor revival homes, and Swiss-inspired chalets. These styles tend to fit well in many different locations.
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