Here is an updated version of Homes of the Rich reader Adam’s mansion design and floor plans. The layout is definitely much better than last time. What do you guys think?

  • Grrrowler

    I like some of the changes, especially the expanded master suite. However, in that area I would think it could be a problem having massage therapists and hair stylists have to traipse through the lady’s closet to get to the salon. A second staircase that would lead to a door that could be secured would be in order, even if the staff has to be led through a finished attic space.

    I think a butler’s pantry at the end of the gallery between the kitchen and dining room would be more than useful. Having staff carrying food and dirty dishes through the gallery and breakfast room to the kitchen won’t work well.

    It seems as if the laundry room and mud room both have prime real estate with the bay windows, and are huge; they’re both about the same size as the great room in terms of square footage. I would move the laundry to the basement along with a laundry chute from the 2nd floor and a service elevator. A second staff room could be installed where the staff lounge is and the lounge moved to the bay-windowed space. However, would the family really want the staff to have a view over the back yard if the family wants any privacy?




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    • Carlos

      RE: Grrrowler – I read your comments on the original plans for this mansion.
      Most of your suggestions have been incorporated into this new design.

      You expressed the need for a mud room, a valid concern, and loh and behold, there is now an enormous mud room in the perfect position between the kitchen and the garages.

      You also complained that the staff quarters should be moved from the basement to a lighter & more desirable location on a higher floor, and yet now you are complaining that its location is too good?

      You suggested that the guest bathrooms be repositioned so that they could have windows, and now they are perfect.

      You also said that the garages should be moved to a separate wing connected by a breezeway, and this too has been incorporated.

      All of Nalin’s complaints were also addressed, and as for Chance, his whining has also seemed to have influenced the alterations, although I’m not sure that someone who does not know that Georgian architecture is ALWAYS PERFECTLY SYMMETRICAL AND (as he terms it) “BOXY” can be taken seriously. Perhaps a lesson in aesthetics is in order for poor Chance.

      The exterior of the original home was beautiful, and now with the porte cochere’s and giant bay windows it is simply mind-blowing. The layout did have some major issues, but they have been rectified efficiently and elegantly, resulting in a superb floor-plan.

      This home is absolutely incredible – an amazing combination of classic architecture adapted for 21st century wealthy family living. I don’t think that anyone would disagree that this plan is a great base from which anyone designing their dream home could start, and with a few very personal changes (like your massage room access complaint) it would make for perfection.

      And the fact that this was done by a non-professional: VERY impressive. Congratulations Adam, keep it up.




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      • J.J.

        Well said Carlos, I agree 100% with all that you’ve said!




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      • Chance

        My whining? All I said was I didn’t know Georgian architecture was so boxy and symmetrical. If that’s whining to you then you must live an awfully sheltered life. Maybe a lesson in not being a drama queen is in order for poor Carlos.




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  • Cole

    Everything a luxurious mansion needs. Quite a dramatic entrance, which I like. Also, I love the indoor pool area.




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  • Nalin

    This is a great floor plan. good work on the improvements. The house seems much more usable.

    small constructive criticisms:

    1) I like the symmetry in the front, but maybe the second breezeway isn’t needed. If you want to keep it, I would suggest maybe having it as a service/staff entrance or maybe a courtyard. definitely give it some purpose because otherwise it would just be a concrete block in the house.

    2) I thought panic rooms were supposed to be in the basement? maybe not though I’m not sure

    3) maybe make the pool/exercise one large room so you can exercise by the pool

    4) like previously stated, have another way to get to the top-most level

    5) like previously stated, the window bays on the first floor should not be the mud room and laundry room. that is prime space for views of the back yard. try the kitchen and billiards room with the window bays.

    6) maybe add a balcony from some of the upstairs rooms overlooking the backyard

    7) I’m a little confused about the garage. the garage doors should be facing in the courtyard. the car should drive through the breezeway and enter the garage. theres no point in the breezeway if the cars come in from the side anyways

    8) the third floor is a little odd because its 1 giant circular room, but it is unique.

    9) connect the living room and library to the foyer

    Overall great job, good improvements. its really coming together to be a great megamansion




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  • Stewie

    It’s great. I love it. Well done Adam!




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  • Stewie

    I wrote a comment on Adam’s first design pretty late, not sure if anyone saw it. I was pretty ticked off at the idiots who said it didn’t look good, especially on the outside – that’s how a Georgian house is meant to look like! This version is even better




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    • Chance

      Yea, you addressed it to me which is weird considering I didn’t say anything about the outside of the house.




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      • Kat-Dog

        Get a life Chance, grow up.

        Well done Adam, great work.




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        • Chance

          Take your own advice, noone was addressing you.




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  • Tay

    This program depicts some awful 2d-perspectives




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  • Cincyrob

    I love the elevations.Truly breathtaking.




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  • Nalin

    Does anybody know what programs were used for the elevations? I really like them too, they look very professional




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  • Adam

    Microsoft Powerpoint 😉




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  • Marion (Mael Muire)

    I like this design very much. The laundry room, though, doesn’t to be served by a staircase or an elevator that will allow the staff to avoid traipsing through the public living quarters carrying stacks of folded clean laundry, or piles of dirty laundry.

    It’s never a bad idea to walk oneself through the workday of the various staff members, and see what changes might be made.




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  • Marion (Mael Muire)

    I like this design very much. The laundry room, though, doesn’t to be served by a staircase or an elevator that will allow the staff to avoid traipsing through the public living quarters carrying stacks of folded clean laundry, or piles of dirty laundry.

    It’s never a bad idea to walk oneself through the workday of the various staff members, and see what changes might be made.




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