English Country Style Homes
According to Wikipedia, The English country house is generally accepted as a large house or mansion, once in the ownership of an individual who also usually owned another great house in town allowing one to spend time in the country and in the city.
The English Country Style Home was not only a weekend retreat for aristocrats, but also often a full time residence.
The large estate homes are built as “power houses” to impress and dominate the landscape, and are certainly intended to be “stately homes”.
Other terms used in the name of houses to describe their origin or importance include Palace, Castle, Court, Hall, Mansion, Park, House, Manor, Place and Tower.
The inhabitants of the English country house have become collectively referred to as the Ruling class, because this is exactly what they did in varying degrees, whether by holding high political influence and power in national government or in the day-to-day running of their own localities in such offices as magistrates, or occasionally even clergy.
Features of English Country Style Homes
- Extensive Masonry Work
- Mix of Stone and Brick
- Massive Chimney
- Window Shutters
- Steep Roof Pitches
- Second Floor Built Into Roof
- Stucco or Lapboard Siding
- Human Scale Entries
Discover these executive country style homes at Cambridge Park Community!