French Country House

Contemporary, transitional floor plan meets a French country influence in this elegant country home. The house proper purposely addresses the main road while secondary wings angle back to minimize scale and create a private embrace for the rear of the yard. Subtle changes of scale and massing give the house character and charm while careful use of stucco, red cedar shingles, and masonry maintained traditional pedigree.

The interior architecture uses a barrel vault, gentle curves, and substantial gateways to inform procession and sequence intuitively and logically. Trayed ceilings, layered mouldings, and dramatic spatial interaction make this house a vibrant reflection of the thoughtful and intelligent process between client, architect, and builder.


John MacDonald, AIA

interior designer

Bierly Drake Interiors, Inc.

general contractor

Thoughtforms, Inc.

publications & awards
  • Trends Magazine 2002
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