Le Moulin Neuf

Le Moulin Neuf French Country House Plan
Le Moulin Neuf (Click image to enlarge)

ur inspiration for Le Moulin Neuf, or "the New Mill," was actually an old mill in the Limousin area of France at the base of a small country lane amid rolling hills, meadows full of wild flowers, mill pond and river.  There, life is lived as it was decades ago.  One visitor stated that "if you arrived in the dark, when you woke up in the morning you would think that you had died and gone to heaven."  This mill was built over a hundred years ago as a retreat from city life and offered accommodations to a bourgeois family from Chartres to enjoy the local hunting and fishing. 





Le Moulin Neuf, side elevation (Click to enlarge)

We have attempted to recreate the country charm of this old mill in a new version suited for today's lifestyles.  Design elements reminiscent of the old French style 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 topped with copper finials, and other subtle detailing mimic design styles of the region to this day.


Upon entering this charming house. one is immediately struck by the quaint study/living room with its angled fireplace, high, beamed ceiling, and boxed bay window to the front.  A series of posts defining the foyer lend additional scale and continue the detailing of the exterior.  Off the foyer, a dining room with boxed bay window and butler's pantry connects to the kitchen.  A large family room with fireplace acts as an extension of the kitchen with its breakfast nook overlooking the porch and garden beyond. A pair of French doors lead directly to a cozy covered porch.  The sizeable master suite with walk-in closet and generous bathroom is just steps away and accessed through a secluded hall. French doors conveniently connect it to the porch for that early morning cup of coffee while reading the paper.  An adjacent laundry room is the final touch that makes the ground floor totally livable.  


At the center of the house, a central staircase leads to a surprising upstairs.  Three sizeable bedrooms spin off the landing.  Each has a private bath and generous closet space.  Off the stair landing is a 431-square-foot bonus room over the garage.  This room would be ideal for an office, media room or playroom. 


Together, the ground floor and second floor offer space and convenience that belies this home's quaint, country appearance.  At 3,378 square feet, this efficient, functional floor plan would satisfy the needs of most any discriminating owner.   

Consider a variety of materials for a different appeal
Optional Walk-out Basement


New!  Le Moulin Neuf 2 (with walk-out basement)


Some sites offer the opportunity to take advantage of the sloping terrain and gain additional square footage by constructing a walk-out basement level. 


We have created an option for Le Moulin Neuf that will do just that.  The basement level provides an additional 1,548 square feet and features two large bedrooms with private baths, a sizable media room a game room and large storage room with access from the outside.  A deck above offers a covered terrace that connects by steps from the deck off the great room.  This plan makes the most of the footprint and results in an incredibly spacious and functional home.

The charming details of Le Moulin Neuf
A "Classic" house plan designed exclusively for the Southern Living House Plan Program.

Plan Details


4 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths

3,475 Sq. Ft.

Two fireplaces

Two car garage

Covered autumn porch

Optional walk-out basement (5,023 SF)

Overall Dimensions:  69' x 72'





























































Ground Floor

2,292 SF


Study/Living room  16'x17'-4"

Dining room  14'x16'

Family room  23'-6"x16'-6"

Master bedroom  13'-8"x19'-8"


Total w/ Basement: 5,023 SF


























Second Floor

1,183 SF


Bedroom #2  14'x14'

Bedroom #3  14'-2"x12'-2"

Bedroom #4  12'-8"x 16'-4"

Bonus Room  431 square feet












































Le Moulin Neuf 2

Same great plan now available with basement walk-out

and 4,601 SF of space.

(see below)


6 bedrooms / 5 1/2 baths

2,292 Sq. Ft. Main

1,106 Sq. Ft. Upper

1,203 Sq. Ft. Basement

1,067 Sq. Ft. Bonus (unfinished)



Bedroom #5  13'-2" x 16'-2"

Bedroom #6  13'-8" x 15'-0"

Media room 588 SF

Bath #5

Storage room

Multi-purpose room

Covered terrace

(1,548 SF)

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