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Half-timber houses, a preserved medieval architectural patrimony

A patrimony with a preserved and classified architecture, half-timber houses are the picturesque touristic window-displays of builders dating back to the Middle-Ages.

Half-timber houses, a preserved medieval architectural patrimony


Ornamented with wood beams on its framework since the Middle Ages, this habitat, urban or rural, can be seen in several regions all over France, even though it is more frequent in Normandy, in Alsace, in Brittany, in Burgundy or in the Basque country. Recognized since 2008 as an intangible cultural heritage, this style, known as half-timber, encourages many prospective buyers to show a keen interest when it comes to deluxe houses for sale in France.

A half-timber house bordered by a brook, in Vauville (14800)

A small township near Deauville, Vauville spreads out in a green countryside where half-timber houses decorate the facades of houses for sale in the Calvados. These properties, mixing authenticity and modernity, are part of the regional real estate landscape.

The natural charm of Normandy

The property is bordered by a small brook with a discreet murmur. With its 2,100 m² garden, it spans a ground surface of 210 m², with 8 rooms, 1 triple reception with fireplace, 1 kichen, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 cellar and 1 parking spot.

Handsome volumes with a sea view, in Criqueboeuf (14113)

Bordering 4 km of beaches along the Floral Coast, this small locality, benefitting from a unique panorama overlooking the Seine, has been an inspiration for artists since a long time. Between Trouville-sur-Mer and Honfleur, its patrimony highlights traditional homesteads.

A modulable attic space

Here one finds this charming house, built in 2000, and built on a park of 7,123 m². It offers 250 m² of living surface, including 8 main rooms, 1 double reception with fireplace, 1 kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 cellar, 1 parking space and 1 expanded veranda.

A property with character, in Douville-en-Auge (14430)

Only 6 km from the sea, the architectural and cultural patrimony of the Pays d'Auge area if punctuated by small hamlets, localities and race tracks where secondary homes, churches and farms feature the typical landscapes of Normandy.

Versatile spaces

This house with character,  dating back to1875, is built on 3,500 m² plot of land. Its livable surface of 250 m² comprises 8 rooms, 1 large living room with a fireplace, 1 kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 game room, 1 annex and 1 guest house.

Inside the half-timber house of a private estate, in Touques (14800)

Only 5 minutes from Deauville, this scenic township hosted painters Eugène Boudin and Claude Monet, who immortalized its landscapes and its patrimony. Their pantings went around the world, giving more value to the local real estate offer en donnant.

An enclosed and secure plot of land

This traditional house for sale in Lower-Normandy is built on a landscaped garden of  2,506 m², with 255 m² of livable space, it comprises 10 rooms, 1 double reception, 1 kitchen, 1 gym, 1 office and 1 cellar—all bordered by a terrace of 110 m².

An 18th century brick and stone house, in Norolles (14100)

Near the Parc Naturel Régional des Boucles de la Seine Normande, this township with a preserved countryside environment is located 25 km from Deauville. On 2 hectares of a landscaped park, a special path leads to this charming property.

A venue sheltered from the outiside

In a dominating position, this homestead offers 250 m² of living space, comprising 8 rooms, including 2 salons, 1 kitchen/dining room, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 game room, 1 outbuilding, 1 tennis court and 1 natural pond. An ideal venue for an elegant family home.

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