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Many of today's homeowners have no clear idea what does or does not make their home French style. There are several features -- very common indeed -- that distinguish the French style, most of which are hipped roofs and flared eaves,among others. Read on to know more details.

Casey Architecture
205 Park Central East,Suite 300
Springfield, MO
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American Institute of Architects

Russell Architects PC
300 John Q. Hammons Pkwy.,Suite 506
Springfield, MO
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American Institute of Architects

Gaskin Hill Norcross Architects-Engineer
300 S. Jefferson Avenue,Suite 301
Springfield, MO
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Accessibility Compliance, Architectural Design / Documentation, Code Compliance, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Programming
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American Institute of Architects

BK Architects
940 E. Stanford
Springfield, MO
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American Institute of Architects

Butler Rosenbury & Partners, Inc.
(417) 865-6100
319 North Main Avenue,Suite 200
Springfield, MO
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American Institute of Architects

Bass Pro Shops
2500 E. Kearney Street
Springfield, MO
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American Institute of Architects

Chamberlain Architects, P.C.
2943 W. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO
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American Institute of Architects

Bates + Associates, Architects
433 West Walnut Street
Springfield, MO
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American Institute of Architects

Jack Ball & Associates Architects PC
444 S. Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO
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American Institute of Architects

Dake Wells Architecture
401 W Walnut Street
Springfield, MO
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Commercial facilities, Housing - Single family , Municipal buildings, Office buildings, Religious buildings, Schools K-12
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Missouri
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American Institute of Architects

Bring French Architecture To Your Home

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French architecture has been admired for years and you can bring a piece of it to your home. Photo credit: wakxy

During World War II, many young Americans -- and future homeowners -- spent time admiring French architecture. After the war ended, many of these soldiers brought that admiration home with them, and French architectural features began working their way into American homebuilding. Yet more than a half-century later, many of today's homeowners have no clear idea what does or does not make their home French style.

There are several features -- very common indeed -- that distinguish the French style. Most notably are hipped roofs and flared eaves, among others.

  • Hipped Roofs, as opposed to gabled ends, are uniquely French. Hip roofs slope down toward the eaves on all sides (although you'll see combination hip and gable roofs throughout the United States). As much as hipped roofs will not have gables, they may be equipped with dormers , which themselves have gable ends.
  • Brick, Stone, or Stucco siding is also common to French style homes.
  • Flared Eaves are less common but easily distinguish French style architecture. In such cases, the roof simply flares outwards as it reaches the eave rather than continuing on at the pitch of the roof proper -- also common in Dutch-style homebuilding.
  • Other classic French features include round towers, arched doorways, and decorative half-timbering -- or exposed wood framing -- as well as multi-paned windows.

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