Classic French Country House Plans

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French Country House style conjures up images of tranquil, pastel colored hillsides surrounding small villages firmly rooted to the land and its culture. Our French Country house plans attempt to capture the essence of this charming country.  The quaint architecture of the rural houses nestled among the varied landscapes reflects a style of living that is uniquely French. Tucked away in ancient villages, charming houses offer a glimpse of a tranquility that is hard to imagine, but for these "secret" places. No wonder that people everywhere are attracted to the allure of French Country house plans.


The appeal of the French Country home is timeless.   The look is noted for its characteristic steeply pitched roofs, tall, arched windows framed by French blue shutters, buttery-tan stone or stucco walls, and tall chimneys capped with terracotta chimney pots.  Whether it's "French Country" or "Country French", the ancient charm of this style has remained the same for centuries.  The variety of residential architectural styles found throughout France reflects the various regions and cultures particular to each area of the country.  Our French Country house plans make it possible for you to enjoy this enduring style.



Each region of France is recognized for its own distinctive home style. From small houses of grey fieldstone clustered around a village church in Brittany to the red tiled houses perched against the blue sky on the Cote d'Azur, Country French home style offers a varied palette of colors, textures and architectural details from which to choose.


With houses that can date back to the Middle Ages one senses a timeless romance with life itself in the same way that the French savor their food and wine. The country architecture preserves the atmosphere of France's rural past and some of the most enduring design elements in residential design.

Country French Charm

Le Petit Manoir
Maison de Ville 3
Make Le Nid your "nest!"
Check out the elegance of La Metairie!
La Maison sur Loire as featured in the Winter issue of Mountain Homes Southern Style and Southern Living magazines.

Our collection of French country house plans attempts to capture that unique atmosphere and combine the essence of authentic French residential design with the way Americans like to live. Each has been designed by Bruce Eason, with the same care and attention to detailing that has gone into every one of his custom plans.



Our plans are a blending of the old and the new designed for today's lifestyles.


What our French Country clients have to say...

  • "You are becoming a legend in the architectural field of French Design and we are honored to be part of that Legacy....Thank you! Your help was invaluable to're the best."  We continue to love the house and receive many more compliments than we deserve!  (Custom)


                                                            -Bill and Martha, The Cliffs at Glassy

  • The (La Maison sur Loire) plan framed great...highest amount of detail anyone could possibly imagine. I can't thank you enough for your service and attention to detail." "We love our house...and are very proud of it." (La Maison sur Loire)


                                           -Chris at Carter Contracting, St Simons Island, Ga.

  • "We are not only thrilled with the final result, but also your exceptional customer service and promptness. The house (La Maison sur Loire 2) is more than perfect. You delivered beautiful, detailed blueprints in the time frame you predicted...Everyone loves the house. Even our builder loves the details that you put into the home...which is something we definitely appreciate. It is perfect for entertaining...I'd love for you to see my kitchen and theater room. You were a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend you!" (La Maison sur Loire 2)


                                                   -Ken and Michele, Southaven, Mississippi

  • "We absolutely love these plans. Your level of attentiveness, attention to detail,.....I am very grateful that I found your web site and selected your home design as my dream home. I can't wait until it is completed. Thank you very much". (La Maison sur Loire 2a)


                                                                       -Diana, Murrieta, California

  • "Your plans provide more detail than I have ever seen in residential plans in over 35 years. Working with you on a Custom Classic was easier than if I had been working with a local designer....I really appreciated your working with me to make the changes I wanted....Thank you!" (La Metairie 2a)


                                                                - Wayne, Newport News, Virginia

  • "I've photographed houses for Pinnacle Living Mountain Homes Magazine for years, and I've never been in a house with such detail and quality. Every time I turned around, there was another great shot!" (Custom French Country)


                             - Doug Miller, Doug Miller Photography, Roanoke, Virginia

  • "I don't mind telling you that of all the designers I've seen emulating the French Country style, yours are the best. Your plans have an appealing logic. The balance and proportions, detailing and the honest geometry that supports it all...something that most architects/designers ignore." (Le Petit Maison)            

                                                  Mark (builder), Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • " I was very impressed with your gave me well beyond my expectations for plans,details, cut sections and schedules. I look forward to getting more plans from you soon." (La Metairie)


                                                           John (builder), Springdale, Arkansas

  • "Everything looks wonderful.  The house is beautiful from all sides.  I am so excited, I have been waiting a really long time to build my dream home and I think your design will finally make it happen.  Thank you for having the foresight and style to create magnificent homes that would make anyone's dream come true. I sincerely appreciate everything you have done to make the changes we requested.  You have been very helpful and extreamly patient." (La Maison sur Loire)   


                                                                    April, Hudson, North Carolina


  • "Working with Bruce Eason and New South Classics was a great experience.  I really appreciate their rare ability to balance the floor plan and lifestyle requirements of today's home buyers with authentic design of Old World classic homes. In addition, my experience with New South Classics included fast turnaround time, highly responsive communication and excellent pricing structure. I look forward to working with them again." (Led Nid and Half Penny custom)


                                                   Britney (Builder) Chapel Hill, North Carolina


  • "Hi Bruce!
    At long last, we're beginning the process of locating our Fleur de Lis on our Nashville property.  We will begin building in the spring.  After taking a couple of months to absorb the plans and after staking it out on the property,
    we remain thrilled.  It's just what we've always wanted."


                                                                                        Russell, Nashville, TN


  • What a gem of a house plan we found in Le Petit Manior!  We are all about efficiency and function in the homes we build, and this plan hit that head on.  We loved the two living areas, master suite, and large back porch.  The bonus room was a great touch along with all of the tall windows and doors which maximized the natural light.  The exterior is also very soothing to the eye, and the details of the design pushed this home to the top of the list of our all time favorites."

                                                                      Justin Sevier, Vintage Construction

                                                     A Southern Living Builder, Shreveport, LA.




Le Moulin Neuf (The Old Mill)
Maison de Ville (Town House)
A French Country Classic
  • "You are becoming a legend in the architectural field of French Design and we are honored to be part of that Legacy....Thank you! Your help was invaluable to're the best."  We continue to love the house and receive many more compliments than we deserve!  (Custom)


                                                            -Bill and Martha, The Cliffs at Glassy

Live the French life in our Fleur de Lis!
Fleur de Lis
The name says it all...Chez Moi! (My Home)
Storybook appeal of Beau Manoir
  • "The plans have arrived and we absolutely love the home!  We have been pouring over every detail....we can hardly wait now that the plans are in our hands....Thanks so much again for the top notch customer service and quality work." (Le Beau Manoir, modified)


                                                                             Tim and Jane, Altamont, IL


  • "My husband and I purchased the reversed Le Beau Manoir B and are in the process of building it. Finally where we can see it taking shape. Such an amazing designWe love it so much already. Every detail has been considered by New South Classics, and the builder, framers, roofers, and electricians have had few questions or issues except for our small changes! This plan truly lives up to its name. I adore every room, and cannot pick a favorite." (Le Beau Manoir)

                                                              Mary Ann and Larry, Edmond, Ok


Come take a tour of France and experience what the French have known for centuries as you select a French Country style of your own.

Le Beau Manoir, (reversed) a French Country Classic
Ke Beau Manoir, dining room
Le Beau Manoir, kitchen
Le Beau Manoir, staircase
Terrace off New South Custom French Country House at the Cliffs at Glassy
Postcards From France

Join us on our 2010 trip to the Loire Valley in France by clicking on the image at the left to get to our "Postcards from France" page where you can see first hand our inspirations for our collection of French country house plans.





  •  "It looks wonderful! Really well done, Bruce.  We've been looking forward to designing a place for a 25 years.  That we had so little to change (really to meet our own needs and tastes) speaks to the thought you've put into your plans.  We're very pleased.  Thank you! (Fleur de Lis)


                                                          Russell and Suzanne, Germantown, TN  

Look for "Classic" French country house plans below designed exclusively for the Southern Living House Plan Program.

Follow Our Trips Through France to Get Design Ideas

"Postcards From Normandy," France, 2010

Bruce Eason, AIA, Award Winning French Country House Plans

"Design Notes" The South Of France, 2011

Cote d'Azur, 2014

"Reflections OnThe Côte d'Azur," 2014

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Recent Publications

September 2007, Greer Now Feature Article "A Local French Twist" (Click for Article)
As featured in the Fall 2007 Mountain Homes Southern Style magazine
"A Touch of French Elegance" As featured in the Winter 2008 issue of Mountain Homes Southern Style magazine.
As featured in Pinnacle Living Mountain Homes Southern Style

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