Lake Geneva Vacation House traditional-exterior

Lake Geneva Vacation House

Photos by Linda Oyama Bryan

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Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to Roots of Style: French Eclectic Design Continues to Charm
Towered French EclecticThe towered version, the least-common type of French eclectic style, reaches back to the medieval past for inspiration. These elements were inspired by medieval fortified compounds found in French rural settings. Most have the tower as the main entrance, with simple wooden arched doors along with a segmented arched inset. In this example stone clads the tower and is mixed with stucco on other exterior walls. All other elements found in the asymmetrical type are here as well. Note the stucco with the stone inset to achieve an old-world look.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Erin Files added this to silver stone ideas
last Saturday
stone and stucco
Judy Gresko added this to Entrances
December 5, 2014
I like the rounded entry giving focus to the door.
mjkjrobinson added this to house
November 27, 2014
Awesome pretty house
carloes added this to Facade & Porch
November 5, 2014
asymmetric roof. may tower. windows eating into the roof
camileavitt added this to camileavitt's Ideas
August 14, 2014
erinarbo added this to erinarbo's Ideas
August 7, 2014
French eclectic is the type of house I should live in!!!
chueyyanlee added this to chueyyanlee's Ideas
August 7, 2014
classic serenity
The Combined Group added this to edy's
August 6, 2014
Just perfect !!!!
reetikaisha added this to reetikaisha's ideas
July 11, 2014
angled entry
tua10624 added this to tua10624's ideas
July 3, 2014
Paul Gatlin added this to exteriors
June 19, 2014
clovergirl999 added this to My dream house
June 18, 2014
Outside of house
Victoria Orrego added this to house exteriors/styles
June 17, 2014
not only is it on a beautiful pc of land right on the water but i love the house from the slate roof to the circular shaped entry/foyer.
Southern Roots Studio added this to Landscape Inspiration
May 25, 2014
Stained headers over windows, copper gutters
nicolemoody1 added this to Patio Ideas
May 7, 2014
Flowers on front patio
suzirie added this to Our home in Dreamland
March 29, 2014
French country eclectic
texnicking added this to Russ Exterior
March 24, 2014
Better with consistent roofline from turret rightwards to chimney? Like the stonework and color, contrasting doors/shutters. Turrent is neat but a little impractical.
Cerisa Skinner added this to French Eclectic
February 24, 2014
Stone color
vedranb added this to vedranb's Ideas
February 23, 2014
House like a castle
Lanora Robinson added this to New House Ideas
January 26, 2014
spire, chimney, doors away from front door
Ann Meyers added this to ann_meyers’s lake house
January 25, 2014
Read the description for some history of the tower in French architecture.
lstill08 added this to Front porch
January 25, 2014
rbcola added this to Exterior FInishes
January 18, 2014
Nicely done. Dual material exterior. Looks like limestone and stucco. Asked what upper smooth material is.
ser81372 added this to Burkerts
January 7, 2014
saligugi added this to saligugi's ideas
January 1, 2014
nikkiforsythe added this to 914 Hastings
November 23, 2013
exterior front garage option
bigdaug added this to bigdaug's Ideas
November 15, 2013
Exterior colors
edpoitras added this to edpoitras's Ideas
November 5, 2013
Awesome turret
suzannewenzel added this to suzannewenzel's Ideas
October 28, 2013
French Charm
esharpna added this to Erika's ideas
October 20, 2013
windridge added this to Exterior Ideas
October 11, 2013
Tower entry
fredalia added this to house
October 8, 2013
brendajean1010 added this to Simply Stunning!
September 22, 2013
Towred French Eclectic style
jkreider1985 added this to jkreider1985's Ideas
September 22, 2013
French turret style
jgutrich added this to jgutrich's ideas
September 18, 2013
rounded dormers, garage doors, roof, windows
Susan M added this to Misc.
September 3, 2013
Love the architecture
jenandryan added this to facade
September 2, 2013
stone and slate
Wendy Jaehnig added this to House structure ideas
September 2, 2013
Love the brick or stone and the rounded front, and the cottage-style roofs.
mrsthgiv added this to mrsthgiv's ideas
August 24, 2013
rock house
demiandjohn added this to demiandjohn mansions and pools
August 22, 2013
blancalira added this to exteriores de casas
August 20, 2013
la casa ideal pero inalcansable
lady_amalthia added this to Dream homes
August 19, 2013
Cinderella's home
Viktoría Ward added this to When We Build (Exterior Inspiration)
August 19, 2013
Would like it darker
wall custom homes added this to dcwall's ideas
August 19, 2013
French eclectic
boemsie added this to boemsie's ideas
August 19, 2013
Like the house almost similar to mine
bhabibian added this to bhabibian's ideas
August 18, 2013
ajabs added this to ajabs's Favorites
August 18, 2013
skkoles added this to house exterior
August 18, 2013
Towered French eclectic - LoVe!
lubbockdesign added this to lubbockdesign's Ideas
August 18, 2013
french eclectic exterior
diamondsncastles added this to French inspired
August 18, 2013
Penny V. added this to Country House Exterior
August 18, 2013
I could swear I've seen the original French version of this style of a home...
drzafferaman added this to drzafferaman's ideas
August 18, 2013
mtplaumond added this to mtplaumond's Favorites
August 18, 2013
French Eclectic rural setting
shireleaf added this to shireleaf's Ideas
August 16, 2013
Do I spy water in the background?
Jo_Ann Doctoroff added this to Exteriors
August 16, 2013
dreambuild2014 added this to Exterior Ideas
August 16, 2013
DON'T like the rounded front portion, but everything else is very nice- really like the colors
lschnarr added this to Cinda's Chateau
June 16, 2013
Gypsy McKinney added this to Idea book my home
May 30, 2013
up4mud added this to favorites
May 9, 2013
really like this look,roof line, could be an option
msmiros added this to msmiros's Ideas
January 13, 2013
The turret
driera added this to driera's ideas
November 19, 2012
Varga Ion_Codin added this to varga_ion_codin's ideas
October 27, 2012
,n n.-kb -
jspatz55 added this to jspatz55's ideas
September 26, 2012
exterior colors
jzamora added this to Lot 69 house
August 28, 2012
chimney detail
franciej added this to bedroom
July 22, 2012
Holy cow
Kelly Shaffer added this to Dream Home Ideas
April 26, 2012
kgschifino added this to kgschifino's ideas
April 18, 2012
There is something visually unappealing about this design. First of all, the truncated hip roofs should have been allowed to soar to their true maximum height terminating at a ridge. Secondly, the faux antique effect on the chimney isn't articulated very well and looks and is contrived. Thirdly, the turrent is much too wide and therefore out of scale to this house. Too many dormers. Back to the drawing board with this one.
steffernst added this to steffernst's ideas
April 12, 2012
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