As varied as the countries that make up the continent, European house plans reflect the sophisticated tastes of the Old World, from Medieval- and Renaissance-inspired castles to Alpine chalets. European home plans are endlessly adaptable and suited for all regions of the United States. Imaginative homeowners can choose from designs that include rustic country cottages, stately manor homes, or fanciful chateaus with towers and turrets.
Irregular massing and steeply-pitched hip or gable rooflines
Brick, stone, and stucco used in combination
Decorative details like half-timbering, elaborate windows, and brick or stone work