french provincial dwelling house
This French provincial dwelling has it roots in the mid to late 17th century, emulating the lavish style which adorned luxurious chateaux and estates of the provinces of France.
The brief for this project was to maintain the classic French provincial style while providing all the modern luxuries common to open plan living of the current era. The design evolved through focusing primarily on decorative luxury, evident in the carefully and individually designed mouldings which are an obvious feature of the façade. A mansard style roof with low profile roof tiles and a feature front pavilion, individually designed wrought iron balcony railings and quoined corner masonry features all add to the classic feel of the design. The façade is all about symmetry which is a feature that is essential to the French provincial style.
The plan has been designed to provide all of the luxuries of modern open plan living including a formal lounge, study, formal library, butlers pantry and kitchen, dining and living opening onto an alfresco which contains an outdoor kitchen and is adjacent to a swimming pool which boasts a centre water feature. The open plan design maintains the 17th century feel through ornate individually designed decorative cornice and coffered ceilings, marble features, wrought iron railings and a muted colour palette. A curved feature staircase leads to a first floor lounge room with void and full height curved window. The master suite includes a parents retreat, 3 sided fireplace and huge ensuite/walk in robe layout. The remaining 3 bedrooms all have their own walk in robe and ensuite.
This design creates an elegant and sophisticated look which works well in a modern setting while maintaining the feel of an ornate historic abode.