As varied as the countries that make up the continent, European house plans reflect the sophisticated tastes of the Old World, from Medieval- and Renaissance-inspired castles to Alpine chalets. European home plans are endlessly adaptable and suited for all regions of the United States. Imaginative homeowners can choose from designs that include rustic country cottages, stately manor homes, or fanciful chateaus with towers and turrets. European house plans typically feature steep, complex rooflines, and facades of brick, stone, or stucco. A mix of materials is common. Inside, many European home plans feature modern open layouts and large kitchens with islands. This category includes French Country House plans, English cottages, and more.