The Armand

An oversized French country cottage, the Armand is overflowing with European charm and romance. Adapted for modern living while maintaining Old-World authenticity, the Armand brings to mind a simpler time and place when farmers tended pastoral farms and shopkeepers kept shop in friendly, country villages.

The Armand can be built with one of three distinct facades:

Armand Laurent

A picture of refinement and sophistication, this facade features a dramatic, round turret entryway accented with latticework and a steep-pitched, hipped roof capped with copper-finished cupolas and pewter finials. Black shutters against stucco offer a bold contrast and a second tier of paned windows reflects sunlight with glittering brilliance.

Armand Daphne

A triple front gabled roofline with finial accents, faux balcony over the entryway and rustic handcrafted shutters make this cottage seem as if it appeared straight out of a storybook.

Armand Jolie

Whimsical elements are at play in this charming cottage:  rounded eaves at the end of the steep sloping roof, exposed brackets under a central dormer, and a delightful, flowered window box over the arched entryway.

Inside the front entryway, a spacious foyer with beam work and crown molding on the ceiling provides a formal, yet welcoming, invitation to the rest of the home.  Deep, graceful, curved archways lead the way to the dining room and combined great room and kitchen. Along the way, a vestibule displays artwork in lighted pedestaled niches.

Paned windows and French doors send light dancing throughout the room and bouncing off the detailed beam work in the formal dining room.  Here, French doors can be opened to the courtyard to create a romantic indoor/outdoor space.

The heart of the home, the open great room and kitchen, is abundant with warmth and character. Exposed beams  define the ceiling with  paned windows and French doors providing a beautiful view and access to the outdoor living and pool area.  A stone mantel fireplace resembling those crafted by old-world masons can add a finishing touch.

A comfy breakfast nook and a large kitchen island offer plenty of room for dining and entertaining. Mercury glass pendant lights hang beautifully over the island while an optional under counter wine cooler can be added to showcase and provide easy access to your large wine collection. Past the broad archway that defines the kitchen is a large pantry and discreet access to the utility room and the three car garage.

On opposite ends of the great room is access to the master suite and the three bedrooms.  Entry to the three bedrooms is through a bonus room that is bordered on each side by two full baths.  As an option, this area can be customized with the addition of one of three rooms:  an additional bonus room, another bedroom, or another bedroom with a bathroom.

The master suite is a delightful retreat fitted with spacious his and her walk-in closets and a gorgeous tray ceiling.  The master bathroom boasts his and her sinks, a private toilet, and a garden tub surrounded by windows on three sides.

With a covered seating area and deluxe outdoor kitchen, the outdoor living area could be almost considered an additional family room.  Timber posts gently define the seating area and brick pavers enhance the clean, geometric lines of the pool.  The hot tub’s cascading waterfall provides soothing sounds.  To complete the scene, a recessed seating area and an outdoor stone fireplace can be added.