French Country Home Plans

What type of lifestyle do you picture for your newly built home? Do you picture yourself in a cozy cottage with architectural elements inspired by the villas of France? If so, then French country house plans may be the right fit for you. These home plans, also called Acadian house plans, feature delicate architecture mixed with modern touches to create a unique home that meets all of your needs and aesthetic desires. Donald A. Gardner Architects has a number of French country home plans from which you can choose, allowing you to make your dream home a reality.

What Are French-Style House Plans?

The French country home is reminiscent of the rural French countryside. French country floor plans often employ brick, stone or stucco exteriors, and large rooflines, sometimes with balconies. At Donald A. Gardner Architects, our French country home plans use the style and history of the French countryside to create a delightful collection of choices. Our French country home plans vary from simple to extravagant. Take a look at our plan for The Lucerne -- it is stylish and practical, and the modern layout exudes warmth the minute you see the home. Stone, stucco and clipped gables outside give it a cottage feel, while tray and coffered ceilings, and abundant windows, open the interior of the house plan. It measures a cozy 1,828 square feet. Country French house plans can be spacious as well. Consider The Carrera, which measures 4,221 square feet and has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. This two-story French-style home has gabled roofs, a large arched portico and a stunning staircase in the front entryway.

Find French-and Acadian-Style House Plans Easily With Donald A. Gardner Architects

Be it a traditional French country house or a more simple French country cottage, we offer a wide selection of plans to accommodate your preferences and your pocketbook. Browse our available French-inspired house plans, and view photos of finished homes to see what your home could look like. We make it easy to search for the right home plans that suit your needs, and by buying directly from the architect, your building process becomes easier. With us, you will always have someone available to answer any questions you have about the building process and/or our designs. If you don't find what you are looking for by using our Advanced Search tool, then consider making modifications to a house plan you like. Adding a French country style to a different house plan is a service our modifications department can easily handle. Click here to learn how our modification process works, or contact us directly to get help finding a plan that best matches your design ideas.

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House Plan The Lindstrom
House Plan The Lindstrom
  • 2169Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This storybook cottage design charms onlookers with striking roof lines and a mixed exterior of stucco, stone and cedar shakes. The foyer welcomes an open floor plan with a column accented dining room and a dream, island kitchen overlooking the great room. Outdoor living is abundant with screened and open rear porches and a patio. The master suite enjoys excellent views from an arched wall of windows while the master bathroom is a spa-like retreat. Notable features include an oversized utility room, pantry, mud room, and multiple storage closets throughout. Two additional bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a flexible bedroom/study round out this thoughtful floor plan.

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House Plan The Havelock
House Plan The Havelock
  • 2974Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This Arts-and-Crafts style home plan has so much to offer the modern family with five bedrooms on a sprawling single level. The spacious, open kitchen includes a walk-in pantry, storage closet and central island. A large utility room with an outside access door is conveniently placed down the hall from the secondary bedrooms. A well-appointed master suite includes a secluded sitting room that enjoys rear views, porch access, a master bath with dual vanities and a huge walk-in closet with sitting bench. The screened porch offers the best in year-round outdoor living with a fireplace. A three-car garage with extra storage adds space for a third automobile, workshop, or golf cart.

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House Plan The Trenton
House Plan The Trenton
  • 3478Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This Craftsman design features a stone and shakes exterior adorned with arches, tapered columns, and decorative wooden brackets. Designed for sloping lots, this hillside-walkout enjoys entertainment and leisure spaces on two levels. Each bedroom enjoys a full, private bathroom. Open living spaces, a luxury screened porch, a walk-in pantry, and a spacious utility room reflect a modern lifestyle.

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House Plan The Waldorf
House Plan The Waldorf
  • 2251Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This storybook exterior will enchant onlookers from the first glance. A stucco and stone exterior complements an arched front entry. The cozy great room enjoys a coffered ceiling and a fireplace flanked by bookshelves. The rear screened porch brings in an abundance of natural light with its cathedral ceiling and skylights. A gourmet kitchen centers around an island with prep sink and a large pantry is nearby for storage. An art niche adorns the hallway leading to the master suite while a tray ceiling and curved wall of windows add visual space. The luxury master bath enjoys a walk-in closet, linen storage, dual vanities, a walk-in shower, and soaking bathtub. Three additional bedrooms along with two full baths are perfect for children and guests, as well as a home office. The two-car garage keeps outdoor equipment organized with a storage closet.

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House Plan The Greer
House Plan The Greer
  • 1914Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

A prominent shed dormer accentuates the entry to this cottage home. The column-lined foyer with double coat closets leads to the great room and dining room, and the spacious kitchen is steps away with a pantry and flexible e-space. A mud room by the garage has its own covered entry and a seat to take shoes on and off. The master suite is situated for privacy and has a tray ceiling, dual walk-in closets, and access to the expansive covered porch.

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House Plan The Orwell
House Plan The Orwell
  • 2219Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

The Orwell is lovingly designed with special features throughout. Arches and columns create a welcoming exterior presence. The interior is classic, with a formal dining room, butler's pantry and a breakfast nook. A powder room is conveniently located for guests and a large utility room will accommodate every need. A pocket office is a hidden gem with a sun tunnel bringing in natural light.

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House Plan The Bartlett
House Plan The Bartlett
  • 3322Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This thoughtful Craftsman design is angled with stone, arches, and decorative cupolas. The foyer opens to a spacious study with front views. The island kitchen has a large walk-in pantry and is open to a single dining room. An e-space and powder room offer convenience and the screened porch with skylights is perfect for outdoor entertaining. The great room is cozy with a fireplace and coffered ceiling and offers patio access. The master suite is crowned with a tray ceiling and features dual walk-in closets and vanities, one with extra counter space. A large soaking tub, walk-in shower, and private toilet room complete the master bathroom. This design offers two additional bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and walk-in closet. The three car garage opens to a vast utility room with ample counter space and sink while a mud room offers storage closets and bench seating. Additional space is available in an upstairs bonus room.

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House Plan The Charlotte
House Plan The Charlotte
  • 2974Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

A sweeping gable highlights this two-story cottage. The formal living spaces are open with a staircase separating them from the hearth and breakfast rooms. An e-space, butler's pantry, mud and utility rooms are all near a two-car garage with golf cart bay. Upstairs are two bedrooms with private baths and a bunus room with dormer window and walk-in storage.

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House Plan The Celeste
House Plan The Celeste
  • 2455Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This European inspired design is instantly appealing with cupula-topped gables, vertical board accents, and a stylish eyebrow arch over the front porch. The living spaces are completely open and a screened porch to the rear offers premium outdoor living with a fireplace and kitchen. The master suite is comfortable for two, with dual walk-in closets and a double sink vanity. Sun tunnels bring natural light to windowless rooms, including the mud room, pantry, and bedroom closet.

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House Plan The Kingston
House Plan The Kingston
  • 2567Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

With European styling, this house plan exterior is complete with stone, stucco, gables and arches. The dining room is encompassed under a tray ceiling and opens to a spacious island kitchen. A walk-in pantry offers plenty of storage space. The great room features a fireplace and is topped with a coffered ceiling and opens to a screened porch with skylights and a summer kitchen for a great entertaining space.

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House Plan The Rawling
House Plan The Rawling
  • 3088Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This traditionally-styled, three-story design has a narrow footprint suitable for a wide range of land lots. The first floor is perfect for entertaining with a spacious island kitchen, an open dining room framed in columns and a generous great room with fireplace. A mud room provides a space to drop shoes, bags, and coats upon entry and an oversized pantry and utility room offer desirable storage and organization. Additionally, a dedicated office is perfect for a home business or projects. All four bedrooms, including the master suite are located upstairs. Two bedrooms feature built-in desks and the loft offers built-in shelves for a book collection. A third-floor bonus room provides additional square footage for future expansion or a game/theater room.

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House Plan The Sarafine
House Plan The Sarafine
  • 4023Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

The Sarafine is a luxury design on a hillside walkout. Arches and a cupola highlight the exterior, along with a metal accent roof. The kitchen island, with cooktop, faces the great room and the dining room offers a serving bar and a nearby walk-in pantry. A sitting room accompanies the elegant master suite. The oversized utility room enjoys a laundry sink, built-in cabinetry and access to the side porch. Downstairs, find two bedrooms, a media/game room, and a workshop.




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