Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My own "mini" Mansion

Hi everyone

While I continue to work on the "mega" mansion project, I thought I'd share with you my own "mini" mansion. It is small in comparison to the Mansion Project, but in reality it's not that "mini" at all.  It measures approximately 18,000 square feet on three floors.  It is a design that I hope to build for myself one day (hopefully sooner rather than later).

Your comments would be greatly appreciated.

Introducing the "Mini" Mansion Project

The Front Exterior Elevation (watercolor effect)
The front entry is adorned by Tuscan columns.  The garage is in a sideways configuration, which allows it to be concealed from this viewing angle.  Symmetry is largely maintained, with some minor variation.

 The Rear Exterior Elevation (watercolor effect)
The rear of the home exposes the third (lower) floor.  Twin staircases rise to the large entertaining area at the rear of the home.  The bottom floor contains the entertaining areas, including wet bar/billiards area, spa, indoor pool, exercise room, change rooms, wet and dry sauna, cigar lounge, wine cellar.

The Formal Dining Room
The formal dining room is immediately entered from the reception hall/main foyer.  The circular shape of the table is reflected in what I coin the "Las Vegas style" ceiling (as it is similar to the ceiling found in a local casino near my home).  The dining room has direct access to a butler's pantry/wet bar which leads into the kitchen.

The Formal Living/Music Room
As a musician myself, no mansion is complete without an adequate space for a beautiful grand piano.  Warm woods envelop the living room, and each of the pilasters is topped with a fleur de lys motif.

The Formal Living/Music Room (2)
Another surprise regarding the living room/music room is the spiral staircase which leads up to a viewing area, overlooking the piano, and a private office.  

The Family Kitchen/Breakfast Nook
This kitchen was meant to be a family gathering spot.  It features a breakfast nook/family dining area, and is directly open to the two storey family room.  A set of stairs leads up to the bedroom quarters.

Rear Exterior Rendering
Again, the exterior of the home demonstrating symmetry.

Thanks for all who have been supporting me on my endeavours so far.  Help this site grow by telling others to check it out!



Anonymous said...

Love it! Keep up the good work!!!