Homes of the Rich reader Adam designed this mansion which he says is a “classic Georgian” style.

  • Chance

    I’m not familiar with Georgian style architecture for the most part, but I have to believe it isn’t normal for everything to be so boxy and symmetrical, there is no variety. Also, I don’t know many master bedrooms where you walk through the closet to get to the bathroom.




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    • Stewie

      Yeh you are NOT familiar with Georgian architecture that’s obvious. Georgian is meant to be symmetrical. It isn’t meant to be weird angles, turrets etc. Georgian is meant to be both beautiful and lavish but at the same time understated and constrained. Kind of like the Astin Martin of the supercar world. Georgian is among my favourite architecture style for sure. I love its understated elegance. Adam, ignore the comments that criticize the outside, they obviously don’t know what they’re talking about (Chance…ahem…). The house looks great on the outside, true Georgian beauty. Inside needs some work obviously, but great first draft, well done! Keep ’em coming.




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      • Chance

        I didn’t criticize the outside, ahem.




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  • Pat

    I like where this one is going.

    As for “boxy” I think the word isn’t really fair. Here are some great “boxy” homes in the Georgian/federalist style.

    White House:
    http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/Floor1-history.htm

    The Denver Phipps Mansion:
    http://www.du.edu/phipps/mansion.html

    The Carnegie Mansion:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cprimm_manly427/3033231872/lightbox/

    These are all “boxy” “symmetrical” with little variety. This floor plan, obviously, has no detail but as a rough start I think it has some great inspirations from proven designs.




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  • Nalin

    the front elevation looks great, but the rear elevation is the exact same (just with extra doors).

    constructive criticism:

    1) every single room in the house is a perfect square, which will get very boring. I have a friend who lives in a 15,000 sq ft house where almost every room is a square and it really seems unimaginative in person.

    2) nobody wants to walk in from the garage into the formal area of the house, add a mud room.

    3) every room should not be enclosed by doors, the spaces should be more open

    4) group the informal areas with each other (kitchen, breakfast room, great room). these should be very usable, connected spaces for daily living. put the living room fireplace on the other side of the room. replace the formal dining room with the breakfast room. replace the breakfast room with the kitchen and put the formal dining room near the library.

    5) the first thing you see in the bedrooms shouldn’t be the bathroom and closet (like a hotel). and the rooms are perfect squares in a perfect line (like a hotel)

    6) there is no laundry room, storage/unfinished areas

    7) switch the master bathroom and closet

    8) exercise room/pool/sauna might want to be closer together

    9) why have a billiards room if you are going to put a pool table in the basement? make the billiards room a 1st floor guest suite

    10) more fireplaces




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    • Chance

      Nalin, get out of my head! You said everything I was thinking.




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  • Michael

    Good comments above but i would also suggest moving the kitchen to the other side of the house near the garage. Nobody want to bring your car in the garage after coming home from getting groceries and then carrying them ALL the way to the other side of the house to put them away. Having a mud room is also a fantastic idea.




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  • Grrrowler

    I have a few thoughts, all of which are meant to be constructive.

    It would be nice to find a way to to reposition the guest room bathrooms to have windows.

    In addition to the changes others have suggested regarding the mast suite, I would move the staircase out of what is now the closet and position it in the bathroom itself. Having a study/sitting room (lounge) on the floor above is a good idea but I personally wouldn’t want to go through the closet to get to it.

    If the master bedroom is to remain far away from the bed chamber in the master suite I would put a WC hidden away somewhere near the bed chamber. No one wants to grope their way across 40 feet of floor, through two sets of doors and around a corner to pee during the night.

    If you want happy staff, don’t stick their quarters in the back corner of the lowest floor of the house. Staff rooms without any natural light/air will lead to very unhappy staff. I would find space on the third above ground floor for staff, not only bedrooms but a living space and private kitchenette.

    I like the rather classical layout of the main floor but I would consider putting the garages in a separate building or put them underground. If the garages are in a separate building they could be connected to the main house via tunnel or breezeway and some of the space that is currently allocated to garage could be the mud room.




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    • Grrrowler

      *master suite, not mast suite :-/




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  • Architect 121

    I will have to agree with the previous commenters, there are a few things that could be changed in the plan to make it better. The garage definitely needs a mudroom, and it is extremely far away from the kitchen, witch is not practical for transporting groceries. The upstairs is disproportionate, look at the size of the doors coming into the bedrooms compared to the bathrooms. the bathrooms are WAY too small, and definitely need windows. It is definitely a good start, but it needs some work.




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  • nathan

    nice beautiful i do have to say you had the right idea way the closet and master bathroom i see people are like isnt it meant to be the other way about but if they look theres stairs in the clkoset noone want stairs in there bathroom




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  • nathan

    oh i also forgot to ask where is it you go on this site to post pfloor plans because i have a few that i have made took me a while but there done i just need to know how to post them im bad with the internet lol




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