Creating a new home that reflected the client’s interest in French country architecture that would fit on a very narrow lot within an exclusive older established neighborhood was the design challenge for this project. The solution was a design for the home that looked as if it had been built in three successive stages: the first a French barn to the rear, the second middle section resembling a French farmhouse, and the front section suggesting an affluent French country squire’s Maison. Clad with “real” masonry stucco and a wood shake roof, the house’s exterior details are drawn from a lexicon of historic French architectural styles. The interiors are similarly inspired and include an open kitchen and den, a generous living room and dining room next to a central hall with winding stairway on the first main floor. The second floor includes a master bedroom and two guest bedrooms all en-suite. Although the lot is small, a side terrace accessed through an arcade is an inviting outdoor space for alfresco relaxation and entertainment.