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for Your Next Project?
First you may want to view a selection of some of our past projects that will provide you ideas for your future new or remodeled home. Secondly you may want to know the definition of the different home styles. Here are a few…
French Colonials are found mostly around Louisiana, were mostly timber frame and brick or mud, moss, and animal hair bousillage. These homes were recognizable by the hipped roof, wide eaves, and dominant porch called a gallery that connected rooms.
For the most part, French Colonial homes have steeply pitched roofs with wide overhangs that are hipped (where all four sides slope down from the center pitch) or side-gabled (where only the front and back sides slope down and the sides are triangular continuations of the exterior walls). Similar to Spanish Colonial homes, exterior walls are often thick and covered with stucco, but the interior walls are typically half-timbered with clay and straw or soft brick infill.
“As a result of this lighter construction technique, the French Colonial style has many more door and window openings,” Andrew notes, with each room having access to the outdoors, typically via tall and skinny double doors—yep, French doors.