Landry Design Group, one of the country’s most renowned architects, has updated their website and added numerous more projects including these two amazing ones!! The 1st one is JAW-DROPPING to say the least and I’m still trying to figure out if it’s going to be a private residence or not; possibly a hotel or palace.

The 1st one (pics #1-4) is titled “French Chateau”. The 2nd one (pics #5-8) is titled “Swan Lodge”.

*Thanks to reader Nick for the tip

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  • oranges

    Wow! If the first home was a private home… it could possibly be larger than the Biltmore! extravagant!




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  • david dempsey

    Oh My Freaking god ive been waiting for them to update for the longest.they still need to change the whole website its kind of boring




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  • rob

    Massive. Tell me we do not live in a new gilded age. The only people who used to be able to build these things were emperors and kings. And of course Vanderbilt’s Biltmore house. The Saving grace for one of these behemoths will be if it is placed on a 7-8 thousand acre private estate.




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  • Grrrowler

    The first would only be acceptable as a hotel. Otherwise it’s just ridiculous. The second house is interesting, but it’s way too derivative of Marble House in Newport. The resemblance is more than uncanny.




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    • Dilettante

      I think you mean Rosecliff




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    • Scott

      Marble House? Do you mean Rosecliff? The end pavilions are almost identical to those at Rosecliff; I really don’t see any similarity to Marble House…..




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      • Grrrowler

        I see resemblance to Marble House, at least in the front. The rear definitely looks more like Rosecliff with the protruding wings.




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        • Scott

          I guess they do both have four columns…..




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          • Tony

            I definitely see Marble house when I look at this house. The first thing I thought of when I saw the house was that it looked just like the Marble house copy that was built in Beverly Hills on Sunset Blvd.




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    • mac22

      The only thing that I see when I view these un-necessary behemoths is my regurgetated lunch. God awful pseudo copies with little if any grace.




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  • ted

    so these are going to be built? well i have to say i love swan lodge.




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  • ZigZagBoom

    Neither one is completely hideous. But they are both rather institutional looking, and somewhat overwrought in my opinion. In the case of the first, if you’re going to have a huge symmetrical facade like that, you have to keep the knick-knacks and architectural tschotskes under control. Just google the European palace of your choice to see what I mean. They could get rid of: the balconies on the outer wings (just continue the inner balcony style if you must), one of the two dormer types, and one of the roof profiles and it would start to look less ridiculous.

    Nobody is saying this is easy. Anyone can design a large building that looks like an administrative center of a banana republic (what I think the first resembles) or fancy Miami mortuary (which what the second one makes me think). Something that looks like a gigantic “home” is more difficult…and the bigger you go, the harder it gets.




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    • lambskin

      Miami mortuary-LOL!




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    • Bill_in_NY

      No, the first one IS completely hideous!!!

      #2 Reminds me of the old Bulova watch factory in N.Y.C.




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  • Kyle

    Barney is going to need life support with that first one. I seriously hope the owners at least had the sense to build it in a nice area and not five minutes from a Wal-Mart or something the way some of these people do 😀




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    • Barney

      Well, you’re pretty much right, there Kyle. IF, repeat IF either of these MONSTROSITIES are actually built and lived in (for however short a length of time) as a “SINGLE FAMILY HOME” by ANY one, that person will have suffer from ego mania and materialism BRAIN-WASH-OBSESSION, the likes of which will make Napoleon look like Ghandi and Donald Trump look like a RATIONAL HUMAN BEING!!!

      They’re BOTH heinous, IN THE EXTREME.




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  • Dave T.

    The first one is puzzling. Landry isn’t known as a commercial shop, and the lack of outdoor seating areas one would expect on a hotel suggests it’s a home. But where would one build it? Cali would deny the height variance, so I’m thinking it’s overseas. Remember the Chinese are having a love affair with French architecture at the moment.




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    • lambskin

      Outdoor seating you say-how about that small fire pit in the back of the house to the left-stupid. Long walk through the fountains to get there and I guess just sit there and admire the house view.




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  • weisser

    America is the last outpost of stupidity.




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    • Chance

      Troll bait




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      • weisser

        Are you moron?




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    • Barney

      B I N G O, Weisser……….I could NOT POSSIBLY AGREE WITH YOU MORE! Both of them are so GHASTLY in the literally PSYCHOTICALLY EXCESSIVE proportions, “wanna’-be” appearances and downright REVOLTING excess that I could see some IDIOT in this country building them :-(((




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      • weisser

        I am glad to see a thinking smart man!




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  • Brian

    I suspect it must be either a royal palace or complex for a billionaire Indian family. Other comments on the architectural quality are dead on. Landry is hardly a master of Beaux-Arts architecture although the space design is probably good, and he captured the superficial qualities, as his firm typically does. It is very institutional and hardly inspiring.




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  • Joseph

    The first one looks like a high end condo complex.




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  • Coon

    I heard that Landry a few years ago was building an 80,000 sq ft private home in Russia. That may be the first one.




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  • Daniel

    1st one looks like a super high-end casino hotel. Did anyone notice the former Maloof mansion on there (listed as “Bazyler”)? It was actually a very nice home before Maloof/Nassif got their interior designers involved:

    http://landrydesigngroup.com/Classic/21/1.htm




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    • Chris

      I agree! The former Maloof mansion aka “Bazyler” looked amazing and quite nice before Adrienne and Paul got their designers involved.




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  • Chris Brandt

    Magnificent design- I think inspiret of the gildet age

    The Breakers / Rosecliff etc.




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  • Scott

    Landry should really stick with modern styles; he’s actually quite talented in that arena. Unfortunately, most of his wealthy clients seem to want the faux chateaux he’s primarily known for, which is sad, because clearly he doesn’t understand classical design at all.




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