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Francois Beauregard
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Contact Email: beauregard.francois@yahoo.com
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
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Super Bungalows and Book Progress

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 1, 2018, 6:26 PM
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House 322 Craftsman Bungalow by Built4ever House 302 Craftsman Bungalow by Built4ever House 321 Craftsman Super Bungalow by Built4ever

Houses 302,322, and 321 all updated with full interior layouts including first and second floor plans. "Full" 3D models are complete for 321 and 302, and almost done for 322. These models include "layering" which allows me to remove or make invisible certain portions of the model such as various roof panels, attics, and second floors, so that we can look inside. Exteriors are becoming fully-detailed with extensive porch details and exterior lamps, and interiors are getting more and more detail too. 

These one-page summary sheets are an attempt to express as much as possible about the design of the house, exterior and interior. The sheet is designed to be printable as an 8"x11" sheet or A4 size, properly-proportioned. Each sheet also has new information, such as wall construction, foundation type, bedrooms and baths, square footages on each floor, overall dimensions, and more. 

You will also note that there is no "2D" plan information or standard "flat 2D" plans with dimensions. Except for basic width and depth of house overall, there are no other dimensions. Nothing can be "reconstructed" and plans cannot easily be figured out. This is by design of course. Express maximum info about home design but give away precious little about dimensions needed to actually build it. 

Each of these designs also has a "two-sheet" counterpart (only on my computer!) that provides a more expansive and detailed view of each design. For example, the "left" page has curbside portrait and at least 4 views of the exterior 3D model. The "right" page has the interior layout views, larger than these, and in a couple cases, with a third roof plan view or attic level view (302.) 
These page pairings can be printed as two-page pairs OR as a large super page, at 24" wide by 15" high (roughly) or even 36" wide by maybe 22". This way I'm developing the necessary pages for a book. Each page can have one house design, OR a house design can be shown on two pages. 

All of this will eventually lead to a plan service. In order to "see" the next level, you will have to pay a nominal fee. For example, to see more detailed plan information with actual dimensions, you would have to pay to review the design. The final level is to pay for the most detailed construction plans, which will command the highest fee. I can also sell high quality prints on nice art paper of the large "two-page" summary sheet version. 

Versatility of 3D model means I can link up many individual home designs as one model and create a "super model" which shows a segment of a development, neighborhood, village, or whatever. 

Defining the "Super Bungalow:" a classic American craftsman bungalow style home with gently-pitched "low-slung" roof, generous roof overhangs, large front porches, usually one and a half-story homes designed for traditional neighborhoods. Super Bungalows also have vaulted ceilings in large living areas and master bedrooms, open modern floor plans with open concept kitchens, modern master suites with large luxurious bathrooms and huge walk-in closets, and expert use of all available space under roof, cramming a large amount of usable living space underneath a tight roof envelope. All bungalows can be built with basements with provisions for stairs down. Garages can be left off or position modified. Interiors can be built as basic drywall with simple flat-stock trim packages or over-the-top trim, built-ins, cabinets, shelves, wood paneling, special ceilings with box beams, or as extreme as the client or builder dares or can afford.

You may also note new "dog mascots" on two of the designs! Have a nice year in 2018 and thank you so much for "watching" me on DeviantArt. Many houses are now under construction, so keep watching as I update pictures of these new homes. Look for new construction projects to start next year!

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House 321 Custom Residence
Graphic/rendering of House 321, plans purchased by a couple in Florida, modified with a side garage format and hardiboard siding instead of original brick. We are in early stages of planning, so land will be purchased soon, then builders looked at and interviewed, initial budget considered, financing secured, then, if it all works out, I'll do a set of final construction plans. 

Original plans here. Floor plans exactly the same, just moved garage, added screen porch, and re-arranged some doors and windows in back.
House 321 Craftsman Super Bungalow by Built4ever
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City of Gardens
A beautiful peaceful place, unfortified, and built into a lush gentle valley between mountain ranges. Inhabitants put special emphasis on beautiful architecture, which I based on classical motifs, gently pitched gable and hipped roofs, and some domed buildings for large, important structures/functions. City is rather flat, with an emphasis on the horizontal. So unlike many of my typical castles and villages, this one spreads out horizontally, blending into gardens, orchards, light forest, and more. City's guiding philosophy and emphasis is on cultivated plant life, including orchards, gardens, arboretums, greenhouses, terraced agriculture, and anything related. Primary large structures may include: botanical gardens, a seed bank, nature library, outdoor market, and many pavilions dedicated to trees, plant types, gardens, and such. 

Original sketch was a concept art for a series of novels, but I am slowly re-working it. This version has significant additions and a lot more added to the outskirts.

Technique: Simple pencil sketch on 8"x11" (A4) paper.
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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, 3500 SF total, with pool and terrace in rear.

Under Construction.


For custom design service, email me at beauregard.francois@yahoo.com.

Note: File updated 3-26-2018
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Concept Art for Calibur Studios
Sketched initial concept for an independent game system developer. Concept "specs" included: hazy/misty steps/path to huge imposing front gate, entry into terrace or courtyard as lower level, surrounded by shop fronts and various architecture, a second middle level, and then a third level, with a spectacular castle at the top, all set on a floating land mass, with smaller land masses connected to "main land." Architecture described as "if the gods had built it."
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House 370
Features a two-car "front-load" garage near the street. Exterior features hints of French styling cues including a classic hipped roof with flared eaves, a clipped gable over the garage, unique arched entry with flared stone side piers, "wrought iron" balcony, and mixed exterior materials, but primarily brick over 2x6 wall construction. Second floor has master ste. to rear and two bedrooms up front, including one over the garage, and either a vaulted front entry or a mini-loft/study over the front entry and partial vault. Full basement possible.

Portrait sketch is a pencil drawing sepia-toned and light parchment background added, 3D plan/interior features actual dimensions matched from construction plans, "exported" as 2D graphic and further treatments added as well as labels.

Sec Floor graphic will likely be added later. This will most likely be a page in my book as well as a plan service offering.

Note: File updated 1/20/2018. Garage doors to be modified on 3D model, second floor model forthcoming as I update the plan a bit...
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cwillett Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
Your work is fantastic!
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Thanks!
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The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Man alive, I forgot how good your work is. Most inspiring.
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Thanks!
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Jrydland Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
your work is incredible, thank you so much for sharing
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No problem, enjoy!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
Bonnes annee, certainement. May we all improve our artworks! Have a good one.
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ChristmasTree by KmyGraphic Happy New Year!
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Hey you too! Thanks.
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