French Rural Style is a broad term for country French architecture that is identified by steeply pitched hipped roofs and uncoursed stonework. Estate homes of this style are asymmetrical in plan and elevation. This style was popular during the 1920s and 1930s. Features of this style include:
- bell-curved roof eaves
- steep hipped roofs
Circular stairs were often a key exterior structural element as was the impressive exterior stonework.