Provencal Style Houses – Mediterranean Energy
The Provencal style discharges the characteristic rustic feel with significant Mediterranean influence in which stone and terracotta tiles are a compulsory presence. The houses featuring wood shutters open up in opulent gardens and terraces, full of color and vitality, where owners slowly enjoy the pleasure of the gentle breeze and the sunrays discreetly sneaking through the pergola or climbing vines. We will let the description below, accompanied by pictures, to speak in telling words about the energy released by these Provencal style houses.
The first example is a two story house, featuring a rich and dynamic design, structured into many interior and exterior spaces and various volumes which give it distinct personality. Sporting a façade set in stone, the place exudes that easily distinguishable classy air, but very attractive and captivating, keeping the same traditional lines on the inside as well, in rooms in which wood makes a visible pleasant presence, releasing the same rural like relaxing feeling. Even though built in America, the home embodies the genuine Mediterranean atmosphere which is found in all shapes full of character.
Below are some other pictures individually showing a couple of houses coming from this region lying in south-east France, all sharing the simple traditional architecture over which nature overflows abundantly in different ways. Terraces, benches and gardens with fountains are customary sights in all these harmonious pictures. Stone seems to drip of the facades into the outdoor spaces, sometimes in the shape of beautiful pebble yards.
Attached is also the plan of a Provencal style home, a house spreading on a small area of 90 square meters which makes it ideal for a holiday retreat or a young family. It is a single level home in which, as expected, the living receives an important role, doubled outside by a beautiful covered patio. On the side, a beautiful foyer housed by a Mediterranean looking turret brings an exquisite look to the whole structure, while a discreet bedroom lies at the back, far from the fuss of the day time spaces.
Sources: Houseplans.com, Pinterest.com, Houzz.com