James Latter, Saturday, 25 March 2017
- Collection of reception rooms and habitable space and service rooms forming a ‘logement’.
- A solid structure (to denote impregnability) built of stone, sometimes the remnant of an ancient building (e.g. abbey) or
wall modified or used as part of a new building.
) - Rural,
rudimentary construction forming a shelter built of dry stone.
- Alpine dwelling, frquently of timber construction on stone base.
- Architecture/style Louis XVI – smallish château, typically found in the Guyenne and Bordelais wine region – built in
the 8th and 19th centuries. Served as country houses for local aristocracy. Mainly low buildings without upper floors and opening onto terraces and
gardens,(Aquitaine). e.g. Beycherelle and Loudenne
- (of post Renaissance to revolution style) - belonging to principal noble of the area - 600m2+. Architecturally elegant
with sumptuous interior.
- Medieval chateau with defences.
- A thatched cottage.
- Habitation formed by a Logis and its dépendances (palais, hôtel, château, manoir etc.)
- Part of a ‘demeure’ destined for garden, farming, artisanal, industrial use e.g. Serre, orangerie,colombier d'un
- (11th-18th Century) Ancient tithe barn ‘grange dimière’, rectangular and solid with high roof, used for collecting and
storing the tithes or ‘dimes’. Frequently stone built and with ecclesiastical architecture/associations.
- An estate, comprising a Chateau or chartreuse etc. and depending on size, might include manoir and other dwellings.
Sometimes describes wine-producing estate (often smaller)
- Farm – comprising a ‘logis’ and some dépendances for agricultural exploitation.
Corps de Ferme
- The central farm courtyard, i.e house and close outbuildings (grange) and a plot of land no longer commercially
viable for farming.
- Gentleman's /aristocrat's residence, a larger and more elegant equivalent of a manoir. (Sometimes described as a
- Building for storage of harvest/grain or straw etc.
- Shelter - open with roof only to house agricultural machinery.
- A town mansion of substance, frequently with a habitable surface area of around 600 to 800 m², once with
courtyard and stabling. E.g. Hôtel Garnier, Paris, Hôtel Fenwick, Bordeaux. Typically merchant’s residence, late 1800’s.
- Town apartment block divided in its construction to provide apartments for several private owners/tenants. Sometimes with
commercial use at street level.
- A converted attic often in an 'immeuble'.
- Part of a ‘demeure’ containing one or more apartments. eg. Logis de l’abbé, Logis du gouverneur.
- Country long-house, originally with living accommodation one end and barn/stable or ‘mangeoire’ the other end. Now
renovated in many cases with first floor bedrooms in roof space ‘en –enfilade’ (contiguous).
Maison de Campagne
- Country house with two storeys and attic with small outbuilding
Maison de Maître
- Sizeable detached town house of ‘importance’ – 300/400 m² found frequently on the fringe of a small town. Often
used to house the large extended family of a merchant or lawyer, doctor etc.
Maison de Ville
- Standard town house, frequently 'mitoyenne' (semi-detached or terraced).
- Principally rural with feudal connections, occupied by a family of minor noble birth (local decision makers) and
surrounded by agricultural land – deemed to be self-sufficient. Unpretentious in style. Generally with a habitable surface of 250 – 600m², sometimes
with tower and notional fortifications.
- Provencal farm or country house, frequently associated with a vineyard or olive plantation.
- The French equivalent of a ‘chalet-bungalow’ of modern build, frequently on a lotissement (housing estate). Typically
around 100/140m² habitable surface. Often disproportionately large roof not always housing bedrooms. Small plot of 400/600 m2.
- The surface area of land (the plot) occupied by the building and including the building's footprint surface area.
- Detached seaside dwelling sometimes secondary residence, denoting holiday/leisure use. Inland, a more luxurious ‘pavillon’.
E.g. Le Touquet'
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