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We already had a Q & A with one of the top luxury home builders in the country (Finton Construction), so it’s only befitting that we have a Q & A with one of the top luxury architects!!! Yes, Homes of the Rich readers, we got Brian Biglin of Biglin Architectural Group to agree to answer some of your questions!

Biglin Architectural Group is a full-service architectural firm based out of Calabasas, CA. It was founded by Brian Biglin in 2000. They design medium-size remodels to large-scale, multi-million dollar custom homes. Completed projects include Italianate, Mediterranean, Craftsman and Contemporary homes located throughout Los Angeles and Southern California, including Belmont Shores, Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Laguna Beach. Their current projects include clients throughout the US, and overseas.

They designed the amazing 36,000 square foot Palais Des Anges mega mansion in Beverly Hills!! <3

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  • Daniel

    Hooray! Good job Kenny! Hmm…I guess what is the oddest or most memorable feature you’ve ever incorporated in a home?




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  • TudorKW

    Why do you use hearts?




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    • Kenny Forder

      Because I love real estate. Is that a problem? I hope not….




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  • mac22

    Have any favorite residential properties or architects, present or past whose work you admire and/or inspires your own designs?

    Would you or have you built a residence which your client absolutely loved but whose design (for whatever reason) you had mixed feelings about?




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  • Chance

    What are your goals as an architect? Also, why did you decide to get into architecture?




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  • G Bhogal

    What or how do you charge to design a mansion of 20,000 sq. ft. and up. and what is included in the design like interior exterior finishes and structural engineering, land scaping and so forth.




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  • Daniel

    Oh, I thought of one more!

    Whenever we see a concept of a “home of the future”, it is almost always a super modern structure with walls of glass, made of sustainable materials, incorporates natural elements, etc. As an architect of more traditional homes, what do you think a mega mansion of the future will look like or feature? For example, if you could imagine Palais des Anges being built new 200 years from now, would we recognize it?




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  • Grrrowler

    What architectural style(s) do you most like to design, and why?




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  • Otessa Regina Compton

    This architectural structure definitely has a smilarity of being a European Version of our White House.




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  • Otessa Regina Compton

    This architectural structure definitely has a smilarity of being a European Version of our White House.




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  • Marvin Wong

    Have you ever designed an underground showcase car collector’s garage under a tennis court?




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  • Kyle

    Where/how does one learn to design in classical architecture? My understanding is that most architectural programs at universities only focus on contemporary architecture.




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  • zach

    The only universities I know of that have programs in Classical Architecture are the University of Miami and Notre Dame. I’ll be considering one of these in a couple of years.
    Zach




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  • Grant

    How many years of Architecture schooling did you go through to get your degree and certification?

    What’s the largest home you’ve ever designed?

    What’s your favorite home you’ve ever designed?

    How many homes has your firm designed?




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  • Rodney

    How big is the French Renaissance home on your projects page? Is it just a concept, or will it be built in the future?




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    • Doug

      Hey Rodney, I’d identified the site where that home is planned for a while back. I’m gonna try and find it again and re-post the location on here if I do. I recall it is somewhere kind of behind Beverly park, like on the other side of the hill. It located off of a neighborhood of comparatively modest homes, but if you have the patience to scroll around bing maps in that area I mentioned its easy enough to find. If you look of the site plan of the proposed home, the site is cleared and easily identified from the site plan.




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  • James

    When designing a custom home for a client do you start with a general floor plan (that fits the client’s lifestyle) and then work with the elevation, or do you start with an elevation first (to achieve the architectural look that your client wants) and then work the floor plan?




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  • Dinesh Patolia

    What characteristic do you or have you noticed the most in the wealthy clients you work with? How did they get to where they are at? Aremost entrepreneus such as yourself?




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