The House Review design team presents five luxury layouts with smart and practical features.
Although we’re seeing a resurgence of luxury home demand as the economy crawls out of the recession, there are some distinct differences this time around. Before the meltdown, the trend was to build as much square footage as possible, even if there was nothing left in the budget for furnishings. Today, the luxury buyer is much more savvy. While high-quality finishes and amenities are expected, buyers also insist on value. Many of them are seeking luxury communities with smaller homes on even smaller building sites. There’s a desire for smarter and more practical features such as family entryways, private baths for each bedroom, home offices, and multigenerational suites. In short, casual elegance and spaces that can be enjoyed on a day-to-day basis seem to be the trend for today’s luxury home.
ArchitectGMD Design GroupScott Gardner, AIAscott@gmddesigngroup.com919.320.3022Donnie McGrathdonnie@gmddesigngroup.com770.375.7351
DesignerLarry Garnett, FAIBDlarrygarnett@larrygarnettdesigns.comwww.smartlivinghomedesigns.com254.897.3518Plan SizeLiving area: 5,000 sf
ArchitectRichard C. Handlen, AIA, LEED APEDI International Inc.firstname.lastname@example.orgPlan SizeTotal: 5,500 sfDepth: 80 feetWidth: 68 feet
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ArchitectDonald F. Evans, AIAThe Evans Groupdevans@theevansgroup.comwww.theevansgroup.com407.650.8770Plan SizeTotal: 6,513 sfFirst floor: 5,160 sfSecond floor: 783 sfCarriage home: 570 sf
ArchitectTodd Hallett, AIA, CAPSTK Design and Associatesinfo@tkhomedesign.comwww.tkhomedesign.com248.446.1960Plan SizeMain level: 3,197 sfLower level: 2,250 sfSix-car garage: 1,425 sf