Neo-French architecture

Neo-French architecture

A free interpretation of French Eclectic architecture in the latter part of the 20th century (especially in America, but also elsewhere), often vaguely recalling farmhouses in Normandy. Usually characterized by: steeply pitched, hipped roofs, sometimes with flared eaves; a cylindrical tower with a conical roof; occasionally, false half-timbering; often, rounded or segmental arches over the windows that extend above the line of the eaves.
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