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The French Style

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There are many different styles of houses within the term "French-style".

The variations are vast and it is common to find people who love one and despise another.  Others have a love of everything French.  I tend to agree with the latter, however I will admit that the more refined French style is what pleases my eye the most.
This photo of a 1920s symmetrical French style house is one of my favorites.  It sits in the beautiful neighborhood of Highland Park in Dallas.  The details of this house are what make it stand out to me.  With the swooped roof to the limestone door surround and the swags on the flat roof areas.  These intricate details make this house a beautiful example of how to do it right.
In future posts I will cover many different styles of homes (Spanish, Italian, English, etc.) along with product recommendations to go along with these styles.  These will include both exterior and interior products such as mantels, doors, iron work, lighting and furniture.

2009 Southern Accents Showhouse

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Since this is my first post for my new blog, I thought I'd start with an exciting project we are doing in Fort Worth.  My company was chosen as builder of the 2009 Southern Accents magazine showhouse.  The architect is Larry Boerder of Dallas and the interior designer is Joe Minton of Fort Worth.
The house is being built in the new Riverhills development in the center of Fort Worth which is part of the Edwards Ranch that was established in 1848.
The image above is the rendering of the house.  It is a Cotswold style, stone house with a slate roof.  It will have over 8,500 square feet of living space with 7,605 square feet of heated and cooled area and will exemplify an English style house built in the Cotswold region of England, appearing as it has been added on to over the years.  
While we are busy building the house now, we have been working tirelessly with Larry Boerder and Joe Minton to make sure the house is exactly how it should be.  Larry has spent numerous hours on the detail…