Escape to this French countryside-inspired home in British Columbia


Zebra Group in collaboration with Jenny Martin Design has designed this breathtaking French countryside-inspired home located in the quaint and lovely neighborhood of South Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This custom residence effortlessly transports you to the French Countryside.

Home to a growing family of four, it was designed to pay tribute to classical French architecture, blending traditional style with modern luxury. The project team worked closely together on this 5,229-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath dwelling to bring a fairytale vision to life. Continue below to see the rest of this home, the floor plans are available for purchase here.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Zebra Group INTERIOR DESIGN Jenny Martin Design BUILDER Knight Construction Ltd.


The exterior facade features an exquisite palette of bright white brick and warm woods, while European-inspired soffits and subtle archways soften the space and pay tribute to the home’s colonial roots.

ACCOLADES: This impressive residence was awarded 7 care awards, including the coveted title of Project of the Year.


Above: Dressed in rich herringbone flooring, intricate moldings, and warm natural woods, this fairytale foyer sets the tone for the rest of the home’s ethereal interior.


Above: Capturing a brilliant balance of tradition, sophistication, and restraint, this opulent entryway elegantly references the pure and unedited beauty native to the French Countryside.


Aiming to incorporate traditional elements with an aged vintage quality, this project integrates detailed moldings, rustic white-oak beams, and soft arches, pairing them with unlacquered brass and natural marble specifically selected to age gracefully over time. The aesthetic was elevated with a restrained palette of natural tones.


For a family with a passion for the French culinary experience, a thoughtfully structured kitchen was integral to the design. The custom LaCanche Range was instrumental in creating a focal point, while side-by-side gas ovens were used to heighten functionality.


What We Love: This French countryside-inspired home features dreamy spaces for family living. Every space has been thoughtfully curated beginning with the light-filled foyer with its exquisite herringbone flooring. We are especially loving the beautiful chef’s kitchen, with its large center island and lots of casual seating to comfortably gather in the heart of the home.

Tell Us: What details in this home design do you find most inspiring? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other spectacular home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the Canadian province of British Columbia: Modern timber frame home in Whistler designed for entertaining and Breathtaking modern home on a woodsy property in British Columbia.


Above: Beautifully integrating honed marble countertops, a feature hood fan, and open stacked shelving, This space skillfully captures the authenticity of a traditional French bistro.







Above: This beautiful bathroom features a delicate blend of marble for visual interest and depth. The integration of gold hardware stays loyal to other finishes found throughout this French countryside-inspired home.




Above: Contrasting tile size and herringbone flooring subtly add character to the space, while the charcoal clawfoot tub challenges the room’s monochromatic pallet. 




Above: This lovely mudroom features wrought-iron hardware, and a bold charcoal door, and the perfect balance of functionality, whimsy, and intrigue.


Above: The designer wished to emphasize the classic nature of the home’s exterior, integrating furnishings that are inviting and casual, yet elegant and timeless.


Photos: Courtesy of Jenny Martin Design

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