Old world luxury is at the center of the Chateauesque look. The front of the home generally boasts a paved driveway, a beautifully shaped staircase and stone pillars that evoke a gated fortress. Multilevel pavilions flow from the back of the home onto a formal garden. When garden space is a priority, one alternative is a grand open pillared gallery framed with wrought-iron & masonry veneer fencing. Large formal flower beds and trimmed hedges are guarded by concrete borders and separated by richly paved winding walkways. Elegant concrete or stone fountains and seating benches add a touch of romance to the courtyard.