Some of the key features of French country home designs are decorative window shutters and arches with accenting keystones above the windows and doors. Other main features are bay windows topped with copper and a symmetrical facade of brick or stucco.
French country houses also commonly feature high-pitched hip roofs. Key interior elements include wood beams, plaster walls and stone floors. The stone work is often delicate, and many French country style homes also feature balconies. The design of contemporary French country houses blends features of modern farmhouses and estate-like chateaus. The style is rustic and warm with comfortable designs.