French Provincial Style

  • Library: Historic Stone Estate in Darien, Conn.

    In the wood-paneled library, built-in bookshelves line one wall opposite an elegantly carved fireplace with stone inlay. The home dates back to 1897, but renovations have brought the historic home…   See the Image

  • Great Room: Historic Stone Estate in Darien, Conn.

    In the great room, floor-to-ceiling French doors open to an expansive granite terrace. Ornate chandeliers, two stone fireplaces and a patterned wood floor reflect the home's French Provincial style.   See the Image

  • Pool Aerial View: Park-Like Property in Alamo, Calif.

    An overhead view of the pool area showcases the many features of the backyard, including the pool, jacuzzi and small sitting area. Further down a backyard path is a guest house complete with…   See the Image

  • Jacuzzi: Park-Like Property in Alamo, Calif.

    Take a dip in the pool, then relax in the backyard jacuzzi area. Like many of the poolside areas, the jacuzzi offers lounge seating with an outdoor umbrella for shade.    See the Image

  • Pool Cabana Area: Park-Like Property in Alamo, Calif.

    A plant-covered pergola provides shade to the elegant outdoor living room area. A U-shaped couch offers comfy poolside seating, perfect for entertaining guests.    See the Image

  • Pool: Park-Like Property in Alamo, Calif.

    This view of the pool offers a peek at one of the many outdoor balconies the home has to offer.   See the Image

  • Pool Area: Park-Like Property in Alamo, Calif.

    Vibrant green outdoor umbrellas provide shade to the multiple poolside lounge areas. The backyard features detailed landscaping, including colorful trees, shrubs and flowers.   See the Image

  • 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 5,868-square foot residence. The home includes an 800-square-foot, fully conditioned cabana and a separate guesthouse with 997 square…   See the Image

  • Staircase: French Normandy Stunner 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