French Normandy Manor at 12,626 SF on
three levels (walk out basement). Porte cochere 3-6 car garages at
Grand and period style interiors.
Single stair foyer open to 2 Story Formal Dining. Library with FP
at left with spiral up to books, and down to gun or private
collection/ putting room. Stunning Great Room elliptical two story
with Fireplace and views to rear. Bar opens to this room and
accessible from Island Kitchen open to Family Dining and large
Keeping Room with Fireplace. Large walk in Pantry, two Powder
Rooms, Secondary stair, and Elevator. Laundry with separate entry
and Mudroom. Large Master Suite on first floor with Tower sitting
room (spiral to Exercise room below) , His and Her WIC, Island Tub
with walk in Shower behind, separate vanity areas. Covered Porch
extends width of main house in back with stairs to Walk out Basement
Second Floor: Bridge connects Large
Bedroom Suite with Tower Sitting and Upper Library Sitting at left,
2 Secondary Bedrooms with WIC and baths ensuite at right with
Balconies. Computer Den.
Basement with Large Den/Lounge in shape
of elliptical Great Room above with FP, Large Exercise/Bedroom with
Bath and WIC, Safe Room with Bath, Wine Cellar or Collections room
connected via spiral to Study above, Home Theater, Game Room, Full
Kitchen, Bedroom with Bath, Mechanical rooms, Storage.
Entry Level Plan
There is a porte cochere in front of the
front door with steps leading up the front porch. A three car
garage attaches to the main house while another three car garage is
connected via a covered walkway.
2 story Foyer opens to a Grand Stair. Library is on left in round
tower with spiral stair to upper level books and down to basement
Collections room. Dining room is right of Foyer.
Grand Room is behind double stair Foyer
with fireplace and is 2 story. There is a Flex Room and Guest Suite
behind LIbrary. Powder Room and Elevator.
To right of Grand Hall is a large Island
Kitchen open to Breakfast area and Family room with fireplace.
Kitchen has a pantry and Butler Pantry. Utility Room and second
Powder Room for family. Secondary curving staircase. Rear deck
extends almost across full face of back with double stairs going
down to walkout Basement level.
Second Floor Plan
Center Grand Stairs arrive to left at
Master Suite with fireplace and private balcony, large His and Her
Walk in Closets, separate shower and toilet. Large double vanities
and oversize bath/spa. Elevator nearby. Grand Stairs to right turn
into three Bedrooms with private baths and walk in closets, two with
balconies, one with small Study. Children's Study and Prayer
niche. Overlooks into two story Family Room and two story Dining
Walkout Basement Plan
Basement area is connected to Enrty
level via Elevator and Secondary tower Stair. Large Theater, Galley
Kitchen opens to Game Room with fireplace and Dining area.
Two large Activity Rooms. Guest Suite
with Bath and WIC. Exercise Room, Collectors's Room connected to
Library above via spiral stair. Powder room.
Pool is located to right of Game Room.
Outdoor stairway connects to Garage level. Also large Covered Porch
with double stairs up to Entry level rear Deck. Storage rooms and
Total area calculation:
Entry Level: 4,960 SF
Second Floor: 3,562 SF
Walkout Basement: 4,960 SF
Beaux-Arts Palace (above)
A French Country Chateau (click on image above for full
Chateau des Reves: click
image above for exclusive video of interior space
Villa Solari, a new 6,500 -12,000 SF Tuscan Villa
concept. Variation under construction in 2007 Street of Dreams, Orlando
Mere Bella, Mediterranean Estate in Orlando Florida, above
Click on photo for more
Click on photo above for information about Villa Serena
French Country Charles V Chateau, above
Toscana Villa Grande
Tudor Grand @ 25-45,000 SF
Magnificent Greek Revival Classic @ 8-15,000 SF
Mere Belle, fabled Mediterranean Palazzo (above and below)
Grand Tudor Manor above, 18-25,000 SF English Tudor with
an inventive roofline and classical wit
French Mansion above, 9,000 SF
Tuscan Villa, only 4,300 SF. See French Provincial
version and more
French Chateau, rustic design at 8,500 with partial
Palladian Mediterranean Classic (above) Finished
Elevation close up (below)
Princess Palace (above) and Great Hall at approximately
75,000 SF total with outbuildings. See Landscape plan below.
A large estate requires astute planning and
attention to grounds and landscaping. A large home should be
ideally situated on several acres. The project above was designed
on 40 acres which included an artificial lake and English Park
while the rear has the parterre design of French palaces.
Associated Landscape Architect: Peppers Group
French Country Grand (above) with Porte Cochere
The French Country Grand is
approximately 15-16,000 Sf AC space on two levels. A basement can
be added, the plan expanded or contracted. We would be happy to
show you the plans at either our Texas or Florida offices. This is
in schematic form only and can be used as-is or changed per owner's
specifications and then finished up to Permit Set stage or with
Here are the principal rooms and
approximate dimensions -
Foyer: Double grand stairway, two story
Living: Two story - 22x23
Dining: Two story - 17x21
Study/Library: Two story - 17x19 (views
towards the back of house) with spiral to second level cat walk.
Family Room: 27x24
Game Room: 21x33 (off of Kitchen, close
to Family room)
Powder Room: 8x5
Island Kitchen: 21x19 with attached 9x9
Butler Pantry to Dining, 14x6 Pantry
Laundry: 10x11, close to Kitchen
Mudroom with Cubbies and Bike storage:
3 car Garage on right side of house plus
porte cochere auto court to 2 car garage with bath and stair up to
Secondary Stair to second floor close to
Master Suite bed area: 19x25 plus curved
tower sitting at 13 ft. diameter, secret door to study
Master Bath area: 23x23 His/Hers
vanities, large roman tub at center, large step down shower behind.
Separate toilet areas, private bar in hallway.
Master WIC: His at 9x11, Hers at 12x12
(expandable) nearby: Trunk room and gun vault, connected to two car
garage attached to Master area.
Safe Room: 13x7
Guest Suite: 14x17 with walk-in closet,
several display and closet areas on
Large rear pool area with Kitchen
4 bedrooms with baths ensuite and WIC,
measuring 14x19 to 20x30 at the largest.
1 bedroom with living/kitchen over
Study area: 10x13
Home Theater: 21x23
Second Study, Private Retreat over
Master connected to spiral: 19x19 plus 13 ft. diameter tower.
There is room for an elevator if
14-20x75 rear porch, same footprint on
Secondary bedrooms with WIC and baths
Large 6 foot hallways throughout first
and second floors. Niches, arches, columns, etc.
Potential for third floor attic 20x 70,
could be air conditioned for any use.
Mediterranean Villa (above) on three levels, see Showcase
Palladian Villa based on Renaissance principles, 8,500-
European Russian Renaissance Chateau @
Architect John Henry has worked on several
small and large period estate designs in the United States. The
French country Chateaux
des Reves was
featured in a special segment on Good Morning America. Current work
on a Palladian
Villa is underway in
Tampa, Florida. A Beaux
Arts Masterpiece is
being built in Houston.
Mr. Henry has lived and traveled throughout Europe
and the Middle East and studied/visited original castles and manors in
Italy, France, Germany and England in order to produce authentic
designs with the necessary details for any client so inspired. In
addition to site visits here (Biltmore, Newport Mansions, Viscaya,
Hearst Castle, etc.) and abroad (Castle Howard, Blenheim Palace, Villa
Rotonda, Linderhof - above, Nymphenburg, Wurzburg Palace, Boboli
Palace, Ca d'Oro, etc.) much independent research through printed
books and reference sources must be administered in order for a
complete picture of materials, type of construction, and mechanical
and structural systems.