French Country

Margaux Manor

antique french doors

Classical country estate just of Bowral in NSW’s Southern Highlands.

This magical 14.5 acre estate features an in ground pool, rose gardens, two dams, a spring bore and room for sheep, horses or alpacas. This impressive home was built to outstanding quality in local sandstone from Penrose NSW quarry in the year 2000 and incorporates some 100 squares of architecturally of quality workmanship including 450 mm deep walls, beveled arches and hand built fireplaces.
An enormous set of antique French doors welcome you into the grand hall with its stain-glass ceiling details. This central hallway leads to four living/sitting rooms one which is used as the dining room and could easily seat a party of 20. The master bedroom leads off the library and the remaining three bedrooms and two bathrooms are at the far end of the home beside a servery and a wonderfully larger kitchen and informal dining room featuring granite detailing.
A portico on the side of the home provides an informal entrance of sort but in this home, every last corner hints at grandeur.

Architectural French Country Home

Amazing French country home by Belgian architect François-Xavier Van Damme.

french country kitchen

Restored French Ruin

Gorgeous restoration of a French ruin:

Michele and Roland Vincent have transformed a farmhouse ruin in France into a perfect ‘maison rustique’, with original farmhouse character still intact. The property, in Pays de la Loire, Western France, had been empty and neglected for fifty years before the couple bought it and turned it into a stylish home filled with their own unique painted furniture.

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Billot de Boucher

The perfect table for your French Country home that is sure to give an authentic touch is the billot de boucher (the butchers table).

billot de boucher

Hotel le Hameau des Baux, Provence

Hotel le Hameau des Baux, Provence. French Country style at it’s finest. Delicate neutral tones mixed beautifully with various blonde wooden tones.
Hotel le Hameau des Baux, Provence