Did you recently purchase a large, handsome lot? Looking to impress the neighbors? If so, a French Country house plan might be perfect for you! Generally speaking, French Country house plans look best on big, impressive pieces of land in upscale suburban communities. Since their inspiration comes from rustic manors that decorate northern and southern France, the exterior of a French Country home is typically formal and stately, as well as symmetrical (e.g. the number of windows on either side of the home is the same). That said, some French Country house plans sport asymmetical rooflines--where multiple points and elements fight for attention. While most French Country homes feature a square or rectangular footprint, interior layouts can vary greatly. If you have kids or often entertain guests, consider a French Country house plan with an open floor plan, so the chef of the house, for instance, can interact with whatever is going on in the main living area.