An interpretation of the royal chateaux—Chateau de Maisons, Courances and Anet—built as country estates around the Loire Valley and Ile de France in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Steeply pitched roofs, grand dormers and tall chimneys plus classical columns and detailing that originated in Italy and were adapted to French taste highlight the exterior. An expansive loggia, adapted from the covered shopping arcades in Paris, runs the length of the rear facade and serves as an outdoor living and entertaining area. The French garden pavilion is a transition between the formal gardens and the tennis court, offering views of both. Interiors are classical with finishes of stuc pierre walls, antique stone floors and boiserie found in French chateaux.