Balance and symmetry are the ruling characteristics of this formal style. Homes are often brick with detailing in copper or slate. Windows and chimneys are symmetrical and perfectly balanced, at least in original versions of the style. Defining features include a steep, high, hip roof; balcony and porch balustrades; rectangle doors set in arched openings; and double French windows with shutters. Second-story windows usually have a curved head that breaks through the cornice.
The design had its origins in the style of rural manor homes, or chateaus, built by the French nobles during the reign of Louis XIV in the mid-1600s. The French Provincial design was a popular Revival style in the 1920s and again in the 1960s.
French Provincial revivals can be found in upscale neighborhoods throughout Northern Virginia.
Why To Choose Grist Mill Neighborhood?Grist Mill is a desirable Mount Vernon neighborhood located in Fairfax County. Upscale homes on large estate lots enjoy a quiet setting, with many overlooking the park. The Mount Vernon Country Club is a golf cart ride away.
Engleside and Woodlawn in the winterEngleside Plaza is a great reasource for Southern Fairfax County residents especially around Woodlawn and Engleside. This is is close proximity to the park at George Washington’s Grist Mill.
George Washington’s Grist MillA gristmill is a mill for the grinding of grain, specifically a customer’s own grain. Grist mills were a common site in colonial America, but there are few such mills still in operation today. Pierce Mill a Rock Creek Park in DC is open to the public but is non-operational. The mill needs repairs. But…