Here’s something different for you guys; in-depth info on a couple of mega-mansions one architect has designed. Architect Steven Hefner, who owns DesignWorks Creative Partnership, designed these 4 mega-mansions for 4 of his clients around the country. The homes range in size from 26,000 to 50,000 square feet. Two of them have already been built.
HERE ARE SNIPPETS FROM THE ARTICLE
FIRST HOUSE: (already built)
He is currently designing a 26,000 square foot Delray Beach mansion for a financially blessed young couple in their mid-thirties. To be used as a permanent year round residence, the home is an Italian Renaissance villa based in theme on the exotic, elegant and lush James Deering Estate, Villa Viscaya in Miami.
SECOND HOUSE: (already built)
The second megamansion Steven Hefner is designing is a 30,000 square foot residence located in Manalapan, FL. The Manalapan residence is being designed for a European couple with four children. The client is involved in the restoration of 18th and 19th century historic buildings in Germany and Italy and they maintain a historic villa in Italy which they are restoring.
The third megamansion that Mr. Hefner is designing is a 50,000 square foot residence for a Fortune 500 executive in the third largest pharmaceutical company in the United States. Creating a residence for this busy executive and his family, including eight children, requires that Mr. Hefner design and coordinate not only the new home, but a temporary residence as well. With the clients so busy (he is intricately enmeshed in important business transactions, she in managing the daily family life of a family of ten, the youngest child only six months old), the program for the project is developed on the fly, decisions at times being made as the corporate jet lands on the tarmac.
The fourth over thirty thousand square foot megamansion is being designed In Gulfstream, FL (with another 9,000 square foot home in Connecticut) for an active couple with Hollywood connections. The couple produced a Broadway play last year.