Roofs to rhythm

The roofs are characterized by an interlocking of several sets of slopes and various shapes. The roof overhangs are large and ornate. They are decorated with many accessories: ears of corn, ridges, battens and clusters.

Architectural VillasPatrice Le Bris

Materials for drawing

The local architecture has taken advantage of the brick found in all architectural styles: on the facades to emphasize the window surrounds, reinforce the details of the cornices ... Limestone is widely used on the villas and buildings. To take advantage of it decorative, builders have often alternated their implementation.

Villa Arlette - Villers-sur-MerEtienne Chognard
Villa-saint-clair - DeauvilleEtienne Chognard

Finials to decorate

A tradition of oriental origin, decorative ears, in glazed terracotta, became typically Augeron from the 1,60th century. The ridge cap gradually becomes a kind of personalized jewel that decorates mansions and mansions. There are therefore three main categories of motifs: those belonging to the world of fauna, those of flora and those relating to allegories (imaginary characters, dragons, fairies, etc.). Designed in separate elements, some reach 6 m and consist of XNUMX different parts.

A touch of poetry on the roofs

Bow windows to see

The bow window, an architectural element of Anglo-Saxon origin brought in the middle of the XNUMXth century, is a specific feature of the seaside villa. Often in wood, it provides a panoramic view of the garden or the sea.

bow-windowSandrine Boyer-Engel
Delphine Barré Lerouxel

Balconies for chasing

The finely designed balconies are an integral part of the creative universe of seaside architecture. The exterior wood or metal joinery contributes to the general unity of the facade. They are painted in harmony with the coloring of the villa.

Villa Camelia, DeauvilleDelphine Barré Lerouxel

Umbrella pines for parasols

The planted gardens and green spaces give an intimate tone to the streets of seaside resorts. Large-scale pine and coniferous trees filter the light and play on the facades of the villas. They are part of the city's landscape heritage.

Delphine Barré Lerouxel
Delphine Barré Lerouxel

Colors to harmonize

Architects very quickly moved away from the constructive function of wood to make it an element of decor that punctuates and composes facades with aesthetic concern. The colors of the half-timbered sections are of a single shade, with a recent dominant for "Normandy" green. On the other hand, the eaves of the roofs and the underside of the bow windows are generally reinforced by strong colors, such as red.

Normandy Barrière HotelDelphine Barré Lerouxel

The graphic strength of half-timbering

White is omnipresent in the architecture of the inDeauville territory, it is underlined by the graphic strength of the browns, matched with the grays of the slate and the whole range of warm colors of bricks and tiles.

Delphine Barré Lerouxel
Gwenaelle Huard-Marie
Delphine Barré Lerouxel

Fences to let you see

The fences maintain visual transparency between the public space and the private domain. In the central sector, they consist of a masonry walled chest topped with balusters, fencing or a skeleton system in painted wood, metal or wrought iron. The whole is amply openwork, in accordance with the customs of the time and enhances the ceremonial facade of the villa.

Delphine Barré Lerouxel
Villa The LighthouseDelphine Barré Lerouxel
Delphine Barré Lerouxel

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