Design & Build a Luxurious European Country Home
Are you ready to design and build a custom home? Will you go for a classic European look? A farmhouse style? Or will you blend the two into a luxurious European Country home design?
European Country fuses the beautiful architectural elements of a European design with the warm comfort of a farmhouse style. This home style has continuously increased in popularity throughout Texas over the years, and it may be just the style you’re looking for.
Read on to learn more about designing and building a luxurious European Country home with Picklo Homes.
What is a European Style Home?
European homes typically have a few prominent exterior and interior elements inspired by old European architecture. The broad term “European style” can encompass designs ranging from the Mediterranean villa to the English country cottage, providing a lot of room for design flexibility.
A few interior design elements that evoke the European style include:
- Open floorplans that maximize living space
- Grand staircases near the entry
- Wide, arched doorways connecting rooms
- High ceilings
- Wood beams and columns
- Formal dining rooms
- Straight lines
- Wide plank flooring
- Tall windows with window seats
- Creative accent tiles in the bathrooms, kitchens, and mudrooms
These exterior elements are also common in European-style homes:
- A mix of stone, brick, and stucco exterior materials
- Clay, slate, or tile roof materials with metal accents
- Elaborate and eye-catching details
- Detached garages
- Grand front doors with glass panels revealing the entryway
- Dark brown, green, and gray design elements
What is a Traditional Farmhouse Style?
A traditional farmhouse-style home offers the perfect blend of elegance and simplicity. It represents a peaceful life that soaks in the beauty of the surrounding land.
A fully white exterior is common amongst traditional farmhouses, and many include a somewhat simple exterior design. However, today, designers have begun incorporating more lavish and expensive design elements into the classic farmhouse style.
Inside a traditional farmhouse, you can expect to see these design elements:
- A long wooden table with bench seating or classic wooden chairs
- A spacious kitchen with a deep farmhouse sink
- Sliding barn doors
- Wood trim and flooring
- Painted wood walls
- Wooden beams
- Clawfoot bathtubs
- Barn-style light fixtures
Traditional farmhouse homes often include these exterior elements:
- White exterior paint
- Spacious wrap-around porches
- White or natural brick
- Stained wood front doors
- Rustic garage doors
- Metal roofs
- Dark shutters
- Pointed roofs
- Vintage porch lights
- Stone or brick walkways
Fusing European & Country Design into One Luxurious Custom Home
The European and traditional farmhouse design styles are distinct but include many elements that can blend beautifully into one luxurious custom home design. Creating a cohesive fusion of European and country styles involves finding a seamless balance between the two while still making room for your own personal touches.
First, you can consider the elements of European and country homes that overlap. Both of these styles can include:
- Beautiful, eye-catching front doors
- Exposed wood elements, such as wood beams
- Grand dining rooms and kitchens
- Pointed roofs
Next, you can purposefully combine design elements to evoke a clear “European Country” fusion. For example, your exterior design can include some plain white details mixed with stone, bold accents, and painted brick (Working with an expert custom home builder can ensure that these elements look cohesive.)
Finally, you can choose the elements of each style that you enjoy and want to have in your home. For example, perhaps you prefer the straight, clean lines characteristic of European homes. Maybe you like the appearance of vintage light fixtures. Or perhaps you enjoy mixing stone, brick, and other materials in your designs.
Building a European Farmhouse-style home with the help of expert custom home builders can allow you to create a grand, luxurious, stunning home design you love. At Picklo Homes, we can put our expertise to work to create a masterful European Country home design that’s 100% unique and custom to your preferences.
Achieving Perfection with a Custom Home Builder
Working with a custom home builder like Picklo Homes ensures that you get exactly what you want out of your European Country home.
Our talented custom home builders have extensive experience designing and building custom homes that bring our client’s dreams to life.
Contact us today at 281-252-4447 to request a consultation with our custom home builders.