Maison de Ville and Maison de Ville 2

Maison de Ville French Country House Plan
Maison de Ville (Town House)

The classic French country house style is known for its simplicity and restraint. Soft grey, local limestone, "overgrouted" and "sacked" with wet burlap soaked in mortar along with subtle details make these homes under-statedly elegant. Often French houses have little or no overhangs, and chimneys were more simple that those of the English Tudor styles. Large blocks of limestone. wood or brick detailing often served as lintels above flat arched doors and windows. Our Maison de Ville attempts to emulate the same design elegance and simplicity of the traditional French cottage, while offering surprising elegance inside with a highly functional plan designed around today's lifestyles and preference for a smaller home with big home attributes.

Walking up to the Maison de Ville, one is immediately reminded of a simpler era.  The house has features that could have come straight from the French countryside of the eighteenth or nineteenth century.  It is truly a storybook house, in appearance, yet designed inside for today's comfortable lifestyles.  Its tall, stone and stucco chimney of local limestone facade are tucked inside a courtyard that would be the perfect setting for an French garden.  Copper finials, a steep roof pitch, arched windows and other traditional French country cottage detailing add character and scale.

 

Upon entry, one is greeted by a open, circular stair, and a step down to a surprisingly large, open great room with, vaulted, beamed ceiling, and fireplace flanked by tall windows allowing maximum natural light.  The opposite end of the room features a large, curved window to allow for expansive views to the outside.  A small, walled terrace is accessed through two sets of French doors on one side.

 

An open, modern kitchen and eating area open to the great room and have access to a large terrace behind.  A laundry and powder room are conveniently located just off the kitchen.  The large master bedroom with fireplace and bath with tub and shower are easily accessible off the kitchen behind the circular stair. 

At the top of the stairs, a curved wall leads back to two guest bedrooms with shared bath.  A large clerestory window over the front door creates a very interesting, bright space looking down from the upstairs landing to the hall below. A cozy study overlooks the foyer and is the perfect place for a home office, or sunny reading nook. 

 

In all, this 1,962 square foot cottage has surprising features and usable space not often seen in a cozy cottage. 

 

Come home to a French Country Classic!

Maison de Ville 2

Alternate Plan with Garage

 

 

 

 

NEW! Maison de Ville 2 (Alternate)

 

 

This modified plan is a modified Maison de Ville and expands the great room to allow for dining and living in the same space featuring a vauted ceiling over the entire room.  A large fireplace is relocated to the left side wall, centered on the space.  An added feature is the terrace fireplace with pergola above.  An added bay window in the Master suite creates a sunny seating area.

 

Kitchen counter and island space is expanded for more entertaining features.  A garage links directly to the house through a generous laundry/mud room. 

 

A partially finished basement adds a wine room and extra bonus space.

Alternate floor plan with expanded great room/dining and fireplace to the side
Experiment with colors and combine materials for a rich, timless look!
Two Car Garage With Space Above (attached or detached)

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Plan Details

3 Bedrooms 2 1/2 Baths

1,962 SF

Two Fireplaces

Vaulted ceiling in Great Room

Overall Dimensions: 53'-6" W X 38'-3"

 

 

  • This plan is designed to allow a basement walk-out to be added if desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Floor

1,345 SF

 

Great Room 18'-0"x19'-0"

Kitchen 11'-0"X12'-0"

Breakfast 10'-6"x12'-0"

Master Bedroom 14'x16'

Master Bath 8'-6"X10'-0"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Floor

617 SF

 

Reading Nook 8'x8'

Bedroom #2 11'x12'-6"

Bedroom #3 12'-6"x14'-2"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maison de Ville 2

 

 

New!  Expanded Kitchen, Dining, Master Bath, Laundry plus Garage and Bonus room above!

 

3 Bedrooms 2 1/2 Baths

2,423 SF (NIC Bonus Rm)

Two Fireplaces

Vaulted ceiling in Great Room

Overall: 69'-6" W X 88'-9" D

 

 

  • This plan is designed to allow a basement walk-out to be added if desired.

 

 

Ground Floor

1,648 SF

 

Great Room 18'-0"x19'-0"

Kitchen 13'-0""X16'-0"

Dining 12'-0"X14'-6"

Master Bedroom 16'x16'-6"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Room over Garage

Bonus Space 25'-4"X29'-0"

593 SF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Floor

775 SF

Reading Nook 9'-8"X11'-8'

Bedroom #2 12'-6"X16'-2"

Bedroom #3 12'-6"X16'-2"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maison de Ville 2 (Alternate) Plan Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:  2,604 SF (Heated)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Floor

1,617 SF

 

Great Room 18'X14'

Kitchen 17'X12'

Dining 18'X14'

Master Bedroom 14'X16'

 

Second Floor

602 SF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basement

385 SF

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