French Country Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

French County home styles are not entirely uncommon in the Washington metropolitan area, often sharing influences with other older traditional styles and hybrids. Originally rooted in the French rural countryside, the style applied to cottages, farmhouses and large estates. When it comes to DC, Maryland and Virginia however, these homes are almost exclusively large and expensive. The architectural style has enjoyed a strong resurgence in recent years, often employed for new custom homes in upscale suburban neighborhoods.

You'll find a number of variations on the French County look throughout Washington Metro. Some of the common attributes include stone or stucco exteriors, multi-gabled or hipped-gable roofs, shutters, stonework relief at corner-lines and curved arches. Interior elements can include exposed beams, tiled floors, stone mantles and wrought-iron railings along stairs and balconies. Extremely thick walls were one of the authentic French elements but are not as commonly found locally. Last but certainly not least are the classic French doors and windows, opening outward rather than up and down. For more information about French Country style homes in Washington DC metro area, contact us today!

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2701 32nd St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$11,200,000

MLS#: 1000359984
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
5400 Sqft, 1 Acre
Residential

9412 Mafi Ct

GREAT FALLS, VA
$7,580,000

MLS#: VAFX1055304
6 Bed, 9½ Bath
16800 Sqft, 1.96 Acres
Residential

9410 Piscataway Ln

GREAT FALLS, VA
$6,680,000

MLS#: VAFX746478
7 Bed, 10½ Bath
15000 Sqft, 7.97 Acres
Residential

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8334 Alvord St

MCLEAN, VA
$6,499,999

MLS#: 1001824224
6 Bed, 10 Bath
13258 Sqft, 1.21 Acres
Residential

9811 Avenel Farm Dr

POTOMAC, MD
$5,995,000

MLS#: MDMC622268
6 Bed, 7½ Bath
13900 Sqft, 2 Acres
Residential

696 Bucks Ln

GREAT FALLS, VA
$5,799,000

MLS#: VAFX995752
5 Bed, 6½ Bath
12935 Sqft, 5 Acres
Residential

800 Hortense Pl

GREAT FALLS, VA
$4,899,000

MLS#: 1000282722
7 Bed, 8½ Bath
15000 Sqft, 1.89 Acres
Residential

701 Gouldman Ln

GREAT FALLS, VA
$4,750,000

MLS#: 1002385796
5 Bed, 8 Bath
10000 Sqft, 5.39 Acres
Residential

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626 Philip Digges Dr

GREAT FALLS, VA
$4,545,000

MLS#: 1004315509
5 Bed, 8½ Bath
14727 Sqft, 5.39 Acres
Residential

12025 Evening Ride Dr

POTOMAC, MD
$4,500,000

MLS#: 1000057271
9 Bed, 9 Bath
8000 Sqft, 0.89 Acres
Residential

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8447 Portland Pl

MCLEAN, VA
$4,449,000

MLS#: VAFX747412
6 Bed, 9 Bath
11943 Sqft, 1.02 Acres
Residential

8437 Sparger St

MCLEAN, VA
$4,395,000

MLS#: VAFX745194
5 Bed, 6½ Bath
8830 Sqft, 1.41 Acres
Residential

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1313 Rockland Ter

MCLEAN, VA
$4,000,000

MLS#: 1004358505
5 Bed, 6 Bath
5800 Sqft, 1.26 Acres
Residential

804 Hortense Pl

GREAT FALLS, VA
$3,950,000

MLS#: 1000282692
6 Bed, 7 Bath
14000 Sqft, 1.75 Acres
Residential

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7515 Exeter Rd

BETHESDA, MD
$3,945,000

MLS#: 1000282416
6 Bed, 6½ Bath
7322 Sqft, 0.34 Acres
Residential

 

French Country Style Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaFrench Country style residences don't often come up for sale in Washington DC itself. Still it's not uncommon to actually see buildings in the style in the nation's capital. The city's chief planner was renowned French architect Charles Pierre L'Enfant and while Federalism had a strong influence in the shaping of the new district there were also numerous examples of a richer provincial design. Foreign embassies, museums and large mansions often leaned heavily to traditional French architecture.

Where are most French Country homes for sale found? While a few pop up now and then in DC, you're more apt to find these luxury digs right across the Potomac River in affluent neighborhoods such as Bethesda and Potomac in Maryland and Great Falls and McLean in Virginia. The price range is almost exclusively in seven-territory – it's very uncommon to find a French Country home in Washington Metro for less than a million dollars and they usually climb well above that mark.

 

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Listing information last updated on June 20th, 2019 at 4:00am EDT.