Even as experts and industry professionals proclaim the demise of the large home, luxury floor plans for new homes are alive and well, and are finding their way into reality both through builders and custom-built homes. While “luxury” may be a relative term, we all still know it when we see it: space, amenities, and superior layout are some of the popular hallmarks of a luxury home, all features which allow guests and families alike to enjoy these masterpieces of architecture and design. Wondering what today’s luxury home looks like? We went straight to the source—floor plans—to find out.
Luxury Home Floor Plan
1.) Home Builder Luxury-The “Santa Barbara” from Toll House. Toll House calls this home “majestic” and majestic it truly is. From the dual two-car garages flanking the front of the home, through the circular foyer with sweeping twin staircases and soaring 20’ ceilings, the Santa Barbara makes an ultimate statement of luxury from the moment you step through the door. This 5 bedroom floor plan has two-stories, five-baths, and includes nearly 5,000 square feet of flexible, amenity-laden living space that caters to a homeowner’s every conceivable need. The huge master bedroom suite—complete with dual walk-in closets on the way to the spacious master bath—includes space for an optional fireplace and wet bar, making the master suite a true home within a home. The two-story dining room is buttressed by both a formal living room and large family room, which, together with the dedicated library/den, provide adequate and appropriate space for every brand of family activity, from formal entertaining to every-day living.
6 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms – over 9,000 sq. ft.
2.) Modern Neoclassical -From eplans.com. The façade suggests the elegance and luxury of the antebellum south, but behind the disciplined neoclassical façade of this six-bedroom, six-bath home lies over 9,000 square feet of contemporary living space dedicated to today’s lifestyles. The graceful rotunda entrance is capped by a stained-glass dome, setting the stage for the a guest’s entrance into the extensive kitchen-breakfast nook-family room great area, which caters to a family’s need for intimacy while still giving them plenty of space. A two-story billiards room on the first floor, as well as large gaming and fitness rooms on the second floor, offer room for various activities, and a comprehensive guest apartment located above the four-car garage gives guests space and privacy, while allowing them easy access to the home’s sparkling amenities.
3.) Mediterranean Estate -From houseplansandmore.com. With seven bedrooms, seven full baths, two half baths, a four-car garage, and over 10,000 square feet of living space, this Italianate-inspired masterpiece also features service quarters off of the garage (complete with bedroom and kitchenette) and a massive two-story covered patio in the back of the home. The first floor’s large exercise and steam room area opens onto two patio areas, bringing the outdoors into this massive luxury home. Upstairs, the gargantuan master suite (featuring a large sitting room, and complete his and hers bathrooms) is joined by four other fully-contained suites, giving both guests and family members the ultimate in freedom and privacy.
4.) Classical Style-The “Maxwell Court” from Archival Designs. This award-winning home offers spacious living within its modest walls, encompassing five bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and over 3,600 square feet of living space in its compact and intuitive design. With three bedrooms and a large master suite upstairs, families can rest in comfort while guests enjoy their own downstairs bedroom and bath. A large breakfast and kitchen room flow easily into the home’s den, which itself opens out onto a sizeable outdoor deck. A formal living room and dining room round out the plan, and provide every ample space for entertaining, relaxation and family living.