Sweeping stairs with wrought iron railing lead up to a gorgeous French Provencal home. The interior living spaces open up through French doors to the welcoming porch, where homeowners and guests have views of the California coast.
This classically styled French Provençal home is situated on the high side of a La Jolla, Calif., lot with views of the Pacific Ocean from nearly every room. The home’s exterior is a composition of smooth Santa Barbara stucco, light tan-to-gold-colored rustic and carved stones, stained wood eaves, elegant Génoise roof eaves and rustic clay-tiled roof.
This classically styled French Provençal home is situated on the high side of a sloping lot with views to the Pacific Ocean. Terracing the hillside with stepped retaining walls help to create privacy from the road and also provided a place for the homeowners to garden.
To take advantage of the sloping hillside, the house has three primary levels with some mid-level elevation changes on each floor. This classically styled French Provençal home features Santa Barbara stucco, terracotta tile roof and a welcoming porch that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
Upholstered barstools sit on one end of the long, irregularly shaped island for casual dining in the kitchen. The core of the kitchen is a highly functional "U" with easy access from the kitchen sink to the commercial-quality range and a pair of wall ovens. Exposed wood beams bring a rustic quality to the space, while dark brown cabinets lend to the classic feel.
The French Country home encloses a gravel and limestone courtyard on three sides, creating a stunning entry statement. The courtyard is flanked flanked by lavender, citrus and flower beds, evoking French Provencal palette.
Marble tile in a variety of sizes create an interesting and sophisticated surround to this large soaker bathtub. Chrome fixtures add a touch of glam, while simple striped window treatments evoke the home's French Provencal style.
This cottage home takes a cue from several different European styles: The half timbering in the gables gives a nod to Tudor revival. The Gothic arched window and brick front suggest a French Provencal influence.
Pretty floral curtains pair with warm wood window trim, evoking the French Provencal style of the home. A large soaker bathtub is surrounded by gorgeous gray marble, which is also used for a sophisticated flooring.