House Plan 72130 | To live happily ever after in a castle is not just for storybook characters! Imagine family activities in 7394 square feet of luxury (over 12,000 square feet with a finished basement)! The exterior is made of stucco & cast stone, reinforcing the home’s palace-like appearance (according to Wikipedia, the use of cast stone dates back to 1138 and became popular in America in the 1920′s). Enter the two-story grand salon on level one through one of two sets of double doors and marvel at the bowed wall across the room- five double doors open to a veranda supported with Ionic columns and crowned with arches. A double staircase embellished with decorative railings will deposit guests gently into the garden where they may gather around an elegant fountain amid beautifully-groomed shrubbery. Gazing back up at the house is an awe-inspiring sight. One can imagine Cinderella running down the steps and the prince chasing after her with a glass slipper tucked under his arm.
The round master suite, along with its adjoining sitting area, occupies the right wing of level one. This suite includes not just one full bathroom and walk-in closet but two of each! Curved walls and abundant windows provide an unobstructed view of the grounds, and a sitting room lies to the left with access to the veranda. Upstairs are 3 bedroom suites, all with baths and walk-in closets.
Enjoy a winter evening reading in front of the large fireplace in the library. We love the spiral staircase in the corner which leads to more books upstairs. A theater along the gallery accommodates movie-lovers, or maybe you can inspire the kids to practice some acting on the stage. For a little mystery, let your imagination run wild by building secret passageways. The designer of Luxury House Plan 72130 suggests two locations- enter from suite #2 or from the library behind the bookcase to go into the gallery. What is a keeping room you ask? In Colonial days, the family gathered in this room close to the kitchen to stay warm- hence the large fireplace.
The daylight basement offers many activities with an indoor pool with lion head fountains, sauna, theater room, billiards, wine storage and bar, gym and private garden. Two additional bedrooms add more space for guests, and an elevator from the sitting area makes it easy to move through the house. Click here to see the floor plans and more interior photographs of House Plan 72130.