Don Nelson Architecture – French Provincial House Designs in New Zealand
At Don Nelson Architecture, one of our specialities is designing stunning French style, architecture homes in New Zealand. With our temperate climate and cold winters, French style homes evoke the feelings of a roaring fire and a bottle of red wine shared amongst family and friends.
The essence of the French Provincial house style in New Zealand
French home design in New Zealand involves a number of key elements that exemplify the French rural manors from the 1600s. These elements include expansive porches and balustrades, brick exteriors with steep roofs and tall arched windows, and overall, a feeling of balance and symmetry.
At Don Nelson, we incorporate these key Provincial elements in your home where possible, using French style roof tiles, tall arched exterior windows, plaster walls and columns to give your home a sense of permanence and history in the landscape.
Combine these country manor elements with the backdrop of a lush country garden, wide tiled terraces with grapevines and alfresco dining spaces, along with wrought iron gates, large timber doors and other architectural highlights, and you have the quintessential ‘to the manor born’ home with a twist of French Provincial country style.
In general, French country house plans in New Zealand, embody elegance, airiness and a sense of c’est la vie – so reminiscent of the classic Chateaus, stately manor houses and the French way of life.
Add a long curving driveway, mature trees and a well-designed pool area and you have a home that enhances your lifestyle and fulfils all of your dreams.
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