Le Jardin

Inspired by the provincial French countryside, this comfortable and elegant chateau is not unlike those found perched atop hillsides, surrounded by endless, rolling vineyards as far as the eye can see. With a steep hipped roof and its dramatic entryway, it both complements the surrounding landscape and makes an eloquent statement about its owners’ sense of style. To further fit the owners’ tastes, Le Jardin can be built with one of three different facades.



Inside, the elegant foyer gives way to a regal four-column gallery in front of the spacious living room and dining room. Lined with triple French doors, crowned with exposed trusses, and graced with a rustic stone mantel fireplace.

With plenty of space and access to the outdoors, the open family room and kitchen are sure to be a popular gathering place. Detailed beam work with crown molding across the ceiling, a cozy breakfast nook, and a large kitchen island make for the perfect spot for family relaxation. Sliding doors to the outdoor living area cover one entire wall of the family room, with windows and double French doors on the opposite end leading to a side courtyard. A Dutch door off of the kitchen provides a fun and useful European touch.

The patio and pool area to the rear of Le Jardin truly expands the living space of the house. With direct access from many of the rooms in the house, there will be little difference between indoor and outdoor living in this home. Authentic wood timbers line the covered seating area and outdoor kitchen. Off of the bonus room, around the corner from the pool area, a private courtyard offers a nice hideaway. An extra seating area and an outdoor stone fireplace can also be added.

On the other end of the home, the owners’ retreat is just that. A vestibule off of the gallery provides a private entryway to the suite which features a tray ceiling, spacious his and hers closets, and a bathroom with separate his and hers vanities and garden tub.

Le Jardin A

A distinctive, round, stone turret draws attention near the entrance of this home that is reminiscent of a sprawling carriage house. There is great attention to detail in the rustic wood shutters, steep-peaked front-facing gables topped with finials, and gold-hued French doors. Multifaceted, paned glass and copper-domed cupolas capture and reflect light in a dazzling display.

Le Jardin B

Clean lines and understated detailing give this home a refined elegance. A singular gable over the arched entry nook flanked by a classic turret on one side and sheltered French doors on the other create a strong focal point.

Le Jardin C

The most formal of the three facades, its pointed, hipped roof comes to a majestic peak over the grand entryway. Copper finials, rounded dormers, and beam work under the eaves add the finishing touches.

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.

Stone Mantel Fireplace

Not so long ago, the fireplace was considered the heart of the home, a place for warmth and comfort. A stone mantel fireplace with stones carefully put in place as if by old-world masons adds character and completes a home.

Copper Chimney Caps

Copper chimney caps add style and flare not found in other homes. Historically, chimney pots were used to help draft and keep out rain and debris. Today, the copper chimney caps topping the homes in The French Country Collection paint a scene suggestive of a quaint European village.

Changes and modifications to floor plans, materials and specifications may be made with out notice. Some items pictured or illustrated are optional and are an additional cost. Dimensions are approximate. Photos & illustrations are artist renderings only.