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Francois Beauregard
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Francois "Fran" Beauregard
Beauregard Residential Design

I am a residential designer, an illustrator, and an architect of all kinds of traditional buildings, both "real" structures like luxury private homes and imaginary, for games and novels. I also build quite a lot of things, shelves, furniture, cabinets, architectural components, and interior renovations. I am completely self-taught. Unlike the majority of architectural designers now, I rely exclusively on pencil and paper to express a new building design. Virtually all my floor plans, elevations, cross sections, and three-dimensional "perspective" portraits of buildings are hand-drawn. I am also a huge proponent of "traditional" architecture. Those buildings which have stood the test of time are exceedingly beautiful, timelessly enduring, profoundly well-built and highly functional, and they are where my inspirations and construction techniques come from.

I DO accept commissions to design buildings of all forms and types, both fantasy and real, including fantastic houses, spectacular castles, detailed villages, and more, in any historic style of your choice, or, I can invent a new style! I have received a number of commissions from Deviant in the last few months, including real architectural work, website illustrations for a builder, novel illustrations, virtual building designs for games, and a book cover for a novel, and the commission requests continue.

Viewers of my drawings and designs may learn from them, be inspired by them, or use them as a basis for something more involved. I am not possessive and share freely. If you would like to make a 3D model or other artwork based on something in my gallery, feel free, I love seeing how other people interpret what I draw. Just be sure to send me a note during progress or when you are done, and credit me as the designer, that's all!

Also, if you are interested in watercolors, digital art, and drawings of traditional architecture, both existing historic structures and original designs of all kinds, be sure to check out my group, Classic-Architecture!

Recent concept design and illustration work:
Wizards of the Coast, U.S. : Multiple assignments in 2015 and 2016, mostly architectural in nature, for internet and print
Several Game Companies, China: Concept design, unusual landscapes, and unique architecture for a prospective game designs
Flurry the Bear, Series of Books: Many designs for castles, villages, unusual landscapes, architecture, color added later by other artists
Other small assignments for concept design/castles/more, mostly for novels

Current Residence: South Carolina, U.S.
Operating System: Pencil

Quick Update News:

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 9, 2016, 9:21 AM
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Update File, New Sketch for House 170: House 170 Mountain Lodge by Built4ever

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House 326
Latest version of House Plan #326, a storybook cottage. Perspective sketch in pencil, hand-drawn, of course, and 3D model of interior by me, shows the unique courtyard format with rear-located garage.

This house is officially under development for a client in Pittsburgh, pretty much as-is with minor changes. In fact, the reflecting pond and hot tub are his ideas! I like it, easy living, the good life! There will be a strong music theme to the home as well, including a grand piano up front.

As for second floor, we will get a loft bedroom over the left side of the front of the house, with a fully-vaulted ceiling over the living area. Might put a third bedroom in back some where with additional stairs, we will see. Might also call the study a "bedroom."

File updated on 4-22-2017, Enjoy! 
House 415
New home design under rapid development for Greenville SC. Medit. design cues, luxury master ste, two-story grand entry and great room with 10' ceilings throughout, two additonal bedrooms/loft/bath on sec floor.

Pencil to paper, drawn in scale 1/16" = one foot, both drawings on one sheet, 8"x11" (A4)

Further development, plans, and additional 3D modeling most likely coming soon, so this file will be updated later.

For custom design service, email me at
Design Sketch for House #152
Watercolor sketch for an early design idea based on simple "French Country" vernacular architecture, perhaps from middle to Northern France, but with a barrel tile roof more common in Southern France. The chimney might be more English with flat roof tiles covering the angled roof-like portions of the part that projects out from the wall. The shed dormer with the three windows is also more 20th century I would say, not exactly typical French. Simplicity and rustic appeal is key to this charming home. Leave your cares and pretensions behind as you sit in the shade and enjoy the wine and cheese produced just a short distance away!

Technical: Drawn on tan paper about 8 inches by 5 inches. Very limited watercolor palette with emphasis on grey and brown, keeps color harmony maximized and allows architecture to be the focus. Highlights and details in brown ink "Micron" pen. Borders around edge drawn/painted onto original sketch. 3D model by me, "built" to exact dimensions from the sketched floor plan, 2D graphic exported and further manipulations applied.

For more information on design services: email

File updated 4-21-2017
House 375
Under construction! This one was designed a few years ago, but owner's had a slight change of plan, sold the existing lot, bought something bigger (18 acres of farm land,) and now we are starting! Foundation being laid as I write this, footings and brick/block start within a week or so. Three bedroom luxury home, brick construction, open floor plan, crawlspace foundation. Features beautiful master ste with spectacular bathroom, plenty of outdoor living in back including an outdoor fireplace within the screen porch.

All design, plans, construction plans, renderings, 3D models and graphics by Built4ever, F. Beauregard. 

For information on design service, contact me at

House 402 Mountain Cottage
 Designed as a three level mountain residence with plenty of "open air" living with a compact footprint, this house takes advantage of a sight sloped to the back and features living/service facilities on main floor, master ste. and guest ste. on second floor, and up to three "kids'" bedrooms and a common area in the basement level, which is assumed to be a full walk-out basement on three sides with a poured concrete front wall and associated retaining walls as needed. Instead of a standard garage, house has open parking with a trellis to the right for easy access to kitchen, and additional parking/unloading to front through a port cochere which leads up to front entry. 

I always work in pencil, and all good designers/architects should be able to draw "on site" and with a client. Initial sketches should be quick, expressive of ideas, and able to eliminate "bad ideas" quickly, and narrow in on a final outcome. More refined work comes later, and finally, 3D models and maybe Autocad drawings for construction.

Note: File updated 4-17-2017


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flak-ninja Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always love when your work shows up in my notifications. Your traditional style is very appealing and eye catching. Quick question, though: why do you not include the second floor plans in your work posted here?

Keep up the outstanding work!
Built4ever Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Some of them WILL get sec floor 3D interiors added, it's partly a time thing as I update everything at the same time. I'm also experimenting with what I can show on one book page. For example, if you open the book, the house rendering is at top, first floor 3D model below it (typical of most I updated,) then, on the opposing page, sec floor 3D interior, and additional details, rear view, something else? Not sure yet. Thanks!
flak-ninja Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that makes a lot of sense. I just keep thinking that I'd like to see the other floors of these houses. :D
FireFlyExposed Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an architect (and landscaper etc) and quite honestly I am in love with your designs. They are truly remarkable!

Are some of your designs done just because you wanted to do it (as in no client)?
Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Yes, absolutely, been working on many speculative designs for at least ten years, and some of the raw concepts can be traced back to sketchbooks from at least 15 yrs ago. I call it "practicing the violin." It takes years to be good at floor plans matched up to beautiful elevations that are unusual, quirky, asymmetric. You also have to figure out how to make them buildable, put numbers on them (dimensions, square footage, even rough budget numbers to project possible costs.) Many of these will be in an upcoming book, but they will also serve as the basis for a plan service. Some of them eventually DO sell, as in House 326 cottage, which is under development right now with plans to build. 
archskyong Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
Lovely gallery!
Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Thank you!
solarfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
Ultimate dream is to have a house designed by you lol!
Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
Sounds good! As I always say, start saving yer pennies.
IMAKILL3R Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really, really, really like your designs! I'm an aspiring film maker but I love most other art forms as well, plus if I do make movies, I could use a good production designer sometime... ;) lol
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