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.

THIRD HOUSE:

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.

FOURTH HOUSE:

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.

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  • Stewie

    recession? what recession!




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  • KEV

    I’d predict that 3, if not all 4 will be on the market within 5-7 years, assuming they are built in the first place. 15 to 20,000 sf is just so much home, plenty for anyone. Anything beyond is nothing more that an ego trip. I think we see it every day on this blog with the listings from people wanting to “downsize” a year or two after moving in to their gigantic homes. These will probably be no different.




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  • Marcus

    After reading the article it sounds like all the homes are being build for people with a lot of money so they may not be on the market. I wish the Architect’s web site site had more info.




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  • Daniel

    As I was reading this, I am thinking to myself, “Where the f**k was I”? Then I realized that some of these home are already completed.

    The Delray Beach property is owned by Massimo Musa, also known as the CEO of Lasik eye institute. The property is absolutely incredible. Birds-eye view and street-view are available. Interestingly, on the property appraiser, the record is “confidential”. The home is directly north 2355 S Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach, FL.

    The Manalapan property is located at 1280 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan FL. Pictures located here: amesint.com/tuscan/tus4.htm




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    • Marcus

      Thanks Daniel for the link. They have some great houses (many with floor plans) to look at.




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    • Nick

      The Manalapan residence it is owned by Tonio Arcaini.

      I can’t wait to see the other 2 mansions!




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  • Marie

    I’m with you Stewie LOL, interesting article.




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  • CC

    Really not impressed with the Birdseye or link to the photos. They are both just big ugly houses. Nothing significant or unique about their architecture.




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    • Daniel

      I agree with the Manalapan one. But if you saw the outside of the Delray Beach one in person, you may change your mind 😉




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