‘Maison Des Bois’ Brings French Countryside Living to the Heart of Buckhead

Originating from the rural countryside outside of Paris, French Provincial architecture is a term used to describe stately, manor-like homes and sprawling estates built by French aristocrats during the 1600 and 1700s. With characteristics reminiscent of the stylings of Paris during the reign of King Louis XIV — ornate carvings, elaborate fixtures, steeply pitched roofs — these homes, and their furnishings, intend to bring about a toned-down, more rustic version of what filled the halls of the Palace of Versailles.

Since its original surge in popularity during the 1920s as well as a second revival that brought the style back to light during the building boom of the ‘60s, French Provincial architecture has stood the test of time and continues to influence architecture in the U.S. today.

Though Atlanta has become a melting pot of various architectural styles and home designs over the past century, few homes in the area embodies French Provincial architecture quite like “Maison des Bois” — a decadent French country chateau nestled on 5 acres of gated property in Buckhead. Masterfully redesigned by Yon Pak & Dan Carithers using antique materials imported from Europe, this 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom estate originally built in 1979 exudes elegance at every turn. From its stone façade and steeply pitched, slated tile roof to its limestone terrace and cobblestone pathways, the influence of French architecture shines through in every feature.

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