French architecture is a unique style that offers a lot of charm with its distinctive characteristics. These French style house plans generally have asymmetrical exteriors with a combination of ornamental attributes that complete the design. Some of the common characteristics of this design are:
· Stucco and brick exterior.
· Steep roof pitches at varying heights. Curved roof pitches are sometimes incorporated in one or two locations.
· Usually two stories in height with high roof lines.
· Chimneys are usually large and sloped at the base.
As with many other styles, there are variations to French architecture. Some French house plans are symmetrical with steep hip roofs, and exteriors are sometimes siding, shakes, or other materials.