French Normandy Manor at 12,626 SF on three levels (walk out basement).
Porte cochere 3-6 car garages at right.
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 in rear.
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
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
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 Room.
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 Mechanical
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
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,
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
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 additional details.
Here are the principal rooms and approximate dimensions -
Foyer: Double grand stairway, two story - 20x17
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,
Laundry: 10x11, close to Kitchen
Mudroom with Cubbies and Bike storage: 5x20
3 car Garage on right side of house plus porte cochere auto court
to 2 car garage with bath and stair up to Guest Quarters.
Secondary Stair to second floor close to Kitchen/Game Room.
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
Safe Room: 13x7
Guest Suite: 14x17 with walk-in closet, private bath.
several display and closet areas on first floor.
Large rear pool area with Kitchen Grill/Bath/Storage Gazebo
4 bedrooms with baths ensuite and WIC, measuring 14x19 to 20x30
at the largest.
1 bedroom with living/kitchen over garage.
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 required.
14-20x75 rear porch, same footprint on second floor.
Secondary bedrooms with WIC and baths are oversized.
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 @ 8,500-14,000
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.