La Metairie 3

La Metarie 3 French Country House Plan
La Metaire 3

ur La Metairie 3 is much the same as La Metairie 2 with a few modifications to reduce depth from front to back for use on a shallower lot while slightly increasing the overall square footage to 3,976 SF.  This plan too conveys the feeling of a country cottage with its typically French construction materials, and design.  The La Metairie 3 has the same look and appeal as La Metairie 2 with a more open floor plan and a lower level terrace walk-out making it perfect for a sloping site.

Here, too, we have attempted to recreate the country charm of a French cottage in a new version suited for today's lifestyles.  Design elements reminiscent of French country design such as exposed rafter tails, stone construction accented by heavy timbers and infill of brick or stucco echo the charm of another world.  Steeply pitched roof lines and generous overhangs mimic construction techniques of the region years ago.


La Metairie 3, Side Elevation


The welcoming courtyard formed where the garage meets the main house greets visitors with a sense of privacy and warmth.  It would be ideal for a small flower and herb garden tucked just off the motor court and visible enough to draw one in past the rectangular stair tower that hints at the spaces above.  A terrace level below the ground floor contains surprising space with two large bedrooms, each with their own private bath and a 17'- 6" x 25' - 4" den.  Bedroom #2 has been enlarged by 3' - 6" and an extra window has been added to the back wall for increased views to the garden.  All have a view to the back and open directly to a covered terrace below the porch above.




This functional, three story floor plan offers a generous 3,976 square feet of space and conveniences of a an open floor plan incorporating a grand area with high, beamed ceiling for living and dining inside and out.  An open kitchen shares the view to the back and work areas flow to the dining and living areas unobstructed for casual living and entertaining. 


The centrally located stair tower off the entry foyer wraps around an elevator and leads to the second floor.  A generous master bedroom suite on the ground floor offers a sunny sitting area overlooking the garden and has direct access to the covered autumn porch with exterior fireplace...the perfect spot for early morning coffee with the newspaper!  The double vanity, private toilet and large shower provide an added level of luxury to the master suite.  Two large closets allow for separate access and wardrobe storage opening directly to the bedroom.


The two car garage with storage is conveniently located past the powder room and laundry area toward the front of the house.  Locating the garage to the front creates a cozy, private area to greet guests. 





Reached by stair or convenient elevator, the second floor is full of surprisingly interesting space for the active family.  A room for an office or study lies at the top of the steps and overlooks the great room below.  Additional room for an in-law suite, playroom or media room is next to this space and makes for a very functional area away from the activity of the rest of the house.


All in all, this house is surprisingly large and elegant for a "small landholding."

Plan Details


4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths

3,976 Square Feet

Two fireplaces

Autumn porch

Two or three car garage

Ceiling heights: 10' first, 9' second

Overall Dimensions  74'-4"X64'


(Basement walk-out)

















































Terrace Level


Den  17'-6"x25'-4"

Bedroom #2 12'x17'-6"

Bedroom #3 12'x15'-6"

Storage  6'x17'-8"

Covered patio  541 SF






















Ground Floor


Great Room  17'-6"x24'-4"

Dining Room  12'x17'-6"

Kitchen  11'-6"x23'

Master Bedroom 16'x20'-6"

Covered Porch 421 SF

Garage  23'-4"x23'-4"




































Second Floor


Study  12'-x18'-6"

Bedroom  #4 14'X14'

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