The Destrehan Plantation House near New Orleans illustrates the French Colonial style.
French Colonial architecture has many of these features:
- timber frame with brick or "bousillage" (mud combined with moss and animal hair)
- wide hipped roof extends over porches
- thin wooden columns
- living quarters raised above ground level
- wide porches, called "galleries"
- no interior hallways
- porches used as passageway between rooms
- french doors (doors with many small panes of glass)