Here are the floor plans to the 25,000 square foot mega mansion that Homes of the Rich reader Brett is building in Utah. Sorry for the quality and size of the floor plans. I couldn’t get them bigger. The only part that got cut off on the floor plans is the 1-car garage and the guest suite above it.

  • Allen

    Overall I like the floorplans. Obivously, Brett has designed the house how he likes and for his needs. But there are two things I’m personally not a huge fan of. The lack of a so-called “formal” dining room in a house this size is one thing that seems a little different from a lot of other homes. Second, having the “his” part of the master closet on the second floor just doesn’t seem too practical. If I had my master bedroom on the first floor, that’s where I would want to stay. Having to go upstairs everyday to change just wouldn’t work for me. Ok, maybe there is a third, but it’s a rather small thing. To me, the area in between the kitchen, family room, and the second staircase is kind of awkward. It’s a relatively large area that would just be open. I’d have to think about how I would make that area a little better.

    Other than that, this house seems very livable and well thought out. It’s good to see a house of this size with a nice floorplan. I like the exterior look. Having fireplaces in each bedroom is also a nice touch. Congrats Brett, I admire you for your success and for being able to build a home as grand as this.




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  • Brett

    Thank you for your insight Allen, I really appreciate the comments. I actually saw the two-story closet in another mansion here in Utah and I fell in love with the idea. Maybe I will start thinking differently about how it’s designed after I’ve made a couple trips up the stairs to change haha 🙂 I’ve always wanted a large, open floor plan so hence the reason for the open space between the kitchen and family room. (I have 4 kids so I need all the open room I can get so they don’t bump into my crap lol)

    I’m glad you enjoyed looking at my floor plans and renderings of the house. Again thank you for your opinions and insight. When we start building I will be posting pics of the interior.




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    • Allen

      I see. I do think the closet is a rather neat idea. Only time will tell how you feel about it haha. And, since you have 4 kids, I guess you will need the space in that spot. When all 4 of them come down that staircase for breakfast in the morning, it probably will get crowded (even in a 25,000 sqft house lol). If you dont mind sharing, have you already got the land to build on? If so, how much? The conservatory sounds like it’ll be an awesome room.

      I’m glad your sharing this with us. It’s not everyday you get to talk to someone going through the building process of a house this size. Good luck with picking all the furniture, paint, and other finishes haha. That’ll be quite a job.




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      • Brett

        We have the land under contract and it’s 1.19 acres




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  • Venom

    I love it.
    I tried to find something to criticize so here is me stepping into a woman’s shoes for a minute.
    You have to have a formal dining room, that simply will not fly with a wife, especially for a home that size, even though for the love of God I can’t remember the last time I used mine.
    Also, the pantry is too far away from the kitchen, that will not go over too well with the wife, although at that size home you have, it may be the staff’s problem. lol

    I love the indoor basketball court in the basement, I hope you have a pool also, and it would be cool if the basketball court doubles as a squash/racquetball court.
    I could not tell, the plans cut off on my screen.




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    • Brett

      Thanks Venom. As I was designing the kitchen, the placement of the pantry had actually crossed my mind. What I may do is make the current pantry into a food storage room and put a small pantry directly in the kitchen. That way it’s easier to move food around 🙂




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  • Daniel

    What will you plan to do with the conservatory?




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  • Brett

    The conservatory will feature a sunken jucuzzi right in the middle. Then it will have an indoor garden oasis with palm trees and other exotic plants. It will basically be a room for relaxing while feeling like your in a jungle. Thats my plan




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  • Grrrowler

    Brett, thanks for sharing the floorplans. I actually applaud your decision to not have a formal dining room if you don’t do a lot of entertaining. Our society is much more casual than it was even 40 years ago and most people don’t host regular large formal dinners. What I’m curious about is if there is any place to sit and eat other than the breakfast nook and possible bar stools at the kitchen island.

    I don’t know if it’s too late or not, but if you have 25,000 square feet to work with, give the master suite dedicated his and hers bathrooms, even if each one has to be smaller than the current shared bath. At the very least, consider adding an additional WC in the bathroom so you each have a sink and a toilet of your own.

    I quite like how you’ve not tried to cram too many rooms into the house but instead made the rooms you want/need larger. It’s a big mistake in many larger houses to simply throw in more room without increasing their individual size. I also like that the laundry facilities are on the 2nd floor but are closed off in their own foyer. Adding access to the master bedroom from the upstairs laundry room is a really good idea since staff (if you have them) can put the laundry away without having to enter the private bedroom area. Speaking of staff, are there quarters somewhere?

    I can’t tell if the space above the living room on the 2nd floor is open to below or if it’s a space like a home theater. If it’s a theater/additional family room, is there a dumbwaiter to the second floor?




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    • Brett

      Thank you for your insight in the master bath. Those are some pretty good ideas. The space above the living room is open to below as well as the space above the family room. The theater room is located in the basement and will actually feature their own concession stands so their won’t be any need for a dumb waiter. I really liked the idea of two separate laundry rooms because I wanted the kids to have their own space for their laundry, and since all their rooms were on the upper level it just made more sense to put their laundry room upstairs.

      As far as the eating area in the kitchen is concerned, if you look at the main floor plan, you’ll notice in the family room there is a nana wall of windows that completely open up to a deck with a dining area. I liked the idea of the nana wall because when you open them you have the feeling of being outside while your still inside.




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      • Grrrowler

        I also like the nana wall; I looked at a (much smaller….8,000 sq ft) house here that had that in all the rooms facing the water and it was beautiful. So are you thinking of a dining table by that glass wall? If so, I think it’s a great idea to have a dining table by the windows, which would also have it near the fireplace.




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  • Venom

    I think you should put a huge bar in the living room, kind of like a hotel lobby desk.
    I have a friend that did that and the next home I build will have one.
    when you have people over they tend to stay in that area and my plan is to have a big bar that will be right off the sunken living room.
    Keeps everyone in one area and kind of gives that bar/club atmosphere.
    My next home I really want to have the feel of a nice hotel.




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  • Jalen

    I like the house, my family and I are remodeling and adding on to our new house we bought 8 months ago in Alpine, NJ and my room is on the second floor and im going to have a 2 story closet because I have a lot of clothes and Idk if I’m going to like having a 2 story closet




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  • Brett

    I appreciate everyones comments about the home, especially ones about the 2-story master closet. After giving it some thought I decided to add in a vacuum elevator. I wanted to keep the staircase in there because it would look really nice but then for easier access I added an nice touch with the elevator. For those of you not familiar with a vacuum elevator their pretty cool. Go to this website and you’ll see how they work http://www.daytonaelevator.com/




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    • Jalen

      When are y’all gonna start building it?




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    • mandy

      Good afternoon Brett,
      I am curious where in Utah are you going to build your house? The plans are fantastic. It reminds me of a house in Draper that is absolutely beautiful. It shares alot of the same amenities and characteristics as yours. I cant wait to see the pictures as you post them. When do you start building?




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  • Matt Ramone

    They built this house already in Draper, utah…Not sure if this guy has anything to do with it. As of right now, it looks almost done, but the work has been haulted and the bank now owns it.




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  • Sam

    About the house in Draper, where in Draper, like what road?




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  • Brett

    No this is not the same house that is built in Draper Utah. I’ve actually walked through that house and it’s beautiful. This house shares some of the same characteristics but is a completely different floor plan.




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  • Mandy

    The house in Draper is located at 14258 Canyon Vine Cv.




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  • Mandy

    Brett, Where in Utah are you building your house? Are you getting close to where you could post some pics? Im excited to see it.




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  • lloydsk

    to compromise on elegance and taste is just a shame for me. I prefer to be known for my great taste and elegance rather than size. I would have put my money into the exterior the balance of the home the play of light materials space. Its a gift you have to be born with and I wouldn’t expect just anyone to be able to understand it but from these plans I sense a loss of mystery meaning psychology drama elegance proportion from hallway into room etc and therefore the light will come from so many open spaces and directions that there will not be any breathtaking experiences during different times and it will be left to chance as to what room will eventually be the owners favorite as time goes on and I’m seeing more of size and very contemporary and not timeless architecture. This is the type of home that unfortunately will not be considered art or great architecture. With the kind of money someone has to build a 25,000 sq foot house its too bad. This house will impress someone worldly but not the artists or architects who understand light balance harmony and spacial relationships and for them passing by this will be kinda sad and a cringe experience.




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  • Brett

    Hello Mandy, we are looking to build in Highland or Alpine Utah.




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  • brady

    Brett: you said you have walked the home in draper. do you know the builder or any info in regards to that properties




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    • Brett

      The builder was TNS Construction back in the day. Someone bought the home and has now finished it.




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  • nate

    Brett,
    I’m a design associate with a well known Architectural group in St. George, UT. I’m curious if you, yourself have beeen doing this design work alone or if you’ve hired a design firm. I have family in Alpine and grew up in Provo. I’m well versed in the design of homes of this size and would love an opportunity to talk to you about your project; just as a friendly discussion. I love how your plan is looking and look forward to hearing back from you.
    -nate




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    • Brett

      Nate:

      I did all the design work myself. I’m sorry I didn’t see your comment until just barely lol. I’ve actually redesigned the entire home and I plan on posting floor plans and elevation renderings on here when it’s done.




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