I'd love some input on the size of the foyer we are designing for our house. The house itself will be around 3500-3600 square feet. I would like a large spacious foyer. It will have a two story ceiling. And there will be a staircase to the left wall when entering the foyer. There will be french doors to the study on the left just before the staircase begins. On the right, it will be completely open to the dining room. A bridge above will separate the foyer and the great room. The foyer will enter directly into the great room.
So with that said, I am struggling to find the right size for the foyer. It's going to be long. I originally wanted a straight staircase, but with the french doors to the study before the staircase, we are looking at around 19'. I'm thinking I'd like the stairs to be from 42" to 48" wide. So maybe another 8' of open space to the right of the stairs, making the width 12'? Is 12x19 too large in your opinion? Should I make a 90' turn at the bottom of the staircase to make the foyer shorter in length? I don't really like the idea of the stairs sticking out at the bottom. But I'm also thinking that 19' might be way too long. Any help would be greatly appreciated!