French Provincial Style

  • Poolside Seating: Park-Like Property in Alamo, Calif.

    Relax poolside in one of the many outdoor sitting areas. In addition to many well-positioned trees, outdoor umbrellas provide shade from the sun.   See the Image

  • Home Exterior: Park-Like Property in Alamo, Calif.

    Old World elegance and sophistication are the hallmarks of this 5868-square foot residence. The home includes an 800-square foot, fully-conditioned cabana and a separate guest house with 997-square…   See the Image

  • Staircase: Spanish Colonial in Montecito, Calif.

    Known for simple Spanish Colonial homes with light, airy interiors, George Washington Smith designed this house in French Normandy style with timeless design elements.   See the Image

  • French Doors: Spanish Colonial in Montecito, Calif.

    Just off the master bedroom, glass French doors lead to the landscaped backyard and allow plenty of natural light.   See the Image

  • Living Room: Spanish Colonial in Montecito, Calif.

    In the living room, lofty ceilings and gleaming floors contribute to the open feel of the warm space. A decorative brick pattern frames the fireplace and showcases the room’s historic French Normandy…   See the Image

  • Butler's Pantry: Spanish Colonial in Montecito, Calif.

    A charming French window provides views of the yard while working in the butler’s pantry. A second sink offers additional prep space, and glass-front cabinets reflect the natural light, contributing…   See the Image

  • Kitchen: Spanish Colonial in Montecito, Calif.

    The remodeled galley kitchen boasts a farmhouse sink, stainless steel appliances, and marble countertops. Streamlined moss-colored cabinets lend French country charm.   See the Image

  • Exterior: Spanish Colonial in Montecito, Calif.

    Climbing vines add character to the façade of this French Normandy home, a style uncommon for architect George Washington Smith, founder of the Spanish Colonial revival. The backyard boasts fruit…   See the Image

  • Master Bedroom: Spanish Colonial in Montecito, Calif.

    This recently-renovated home now boasts a true master bedroom with a stunning en suite bathroom. Designed in French Normandy style, the classic interiors feature cathedral ceilings and bright white…   See the Image

  • Bedroom: Spanish Colonial in Montecito, Calif.

    The two-story 2,898-square-foot home contains four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a bonus room. Architect George Washington Smith built the home in 1926 with timeless design elements such as white…   See the Image