As we continue searching for houses for our future move, I am definitely drawn to those whose character is a nod to French style architecture. Surprisingly, there are many French Eclectic style houses in Kentucky. Here are a few we’ve had the opportunity to look at and each has it’s own certain charm.
This one has to be my favorite. Built in the 1940s, she is personality plus! The eyebrow arches make her come alive.
Love the façade and the copper guttering.
Not so much French on the inside, but she boasts a marvelous round staircase.
The outside is fabulous with a beautiful garden area.
This house also has a French flair to it. It used to be a ranch style but was re-built a few years ago.
Love the shutters and the French gray color.
Also originally built in the 1940s it has the most amazing millwork.
This home also has a gorgeous garden area in back, too.
And finally, this one is probably more of an English cottage with some Federal style, but it has several French features rolled into one package. Definitely an eclectic house full of charm.
This is a nice example of a Kentucky river stone house built in the 1940s by a well-known mid-century architect. First of all, everything in this house is outdated and it probably needs a total gut job. But my oh my would she be gorgeous if fixed up!
Notice the French style rounded copper top dormers!
It has a nice wrought iron gate with a view to a private country club.
It even has an old greenhouse.
Original marble floor in the foyer.
It’ll be fun to see what happens in the next couple years and what house we will end up with. I’m ready for this new adventure.
This downsizing thing will be interesting for sure!
Two choices still remain: 1. build a new Country French Jack Arnold home or 2. buy old and renovate/restore.
What do you think of these existing houses? They’re definitely old character homes. Am I cut out for one of these?