If I happen to have a house with a wall around the front garden some day, I would love for it to have a beautiful red-brick archway accompanied by a wooden garden door gate. Country, cottagey and kind of magical all rolled into one :)
The original comment on this was, "Provence is a place that I wouldn't mind visiting, but I don't think I could ever live there. They're just too brutal to their trees! I would live there in a heartbeat.
A Pergola covered patio, not sure if it connected to a house or stands alone, a shaded spot to sit and watch the mists roll in. Field stone on the patio and post bases, with the soft paint on the pergola help soften it into the landscape rather than stand