Seaching for Historic u shape floor plan

kled2008August 6, 2012


I am searching for a 2 story, u shaped floor plan with an historic feel...on the larger side for our growing family. We prefer the master on maintans would like a motor court in the center of the u. If it helps,we love Lyutens architecture. Any suggestions or ideas would be most appreciated.

Thank you!!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

There are historic plan books out there (Small Houses of the 1920s, I think, and some others like that). But even the more grand homes of that era and earlier wouldn't have plans that would work for today's family. You'd have small servants' rooms, small closets, few baths, etc. I think you might be best served by developing a "look book" for the exterior look you're wanting, and then have an architect do a plan for you.

Here's a firm local to me that would work in the aesthetic you're wanting:

Also, take a look at the website for the Alys Beach development in the Florida panhandle. The architecture is sort of a take on Antiguan/European/Bermudan, but has that Lutyens, English Arts & Crafts look. You could contact them and find out about the architects:

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 10:15AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You might consider a roman domus type house--they were formed around a central court, often even two. They could even be two or more stories--if the mediterranean style works for you.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 4:34PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Weird things found in old houses
So I went on a basement rampage this weekend, donning...
Unique Craftsman trim & wainscotting Examples, Info, Opinions
I am looking for examples of unique craftsman and/or...
Corbin Dodge
How to fix 1" gaps in drywall seams?
We recently bought our home (build in 1938). One of...
Hot water radiators
We own a 1900 home which has forced hot water heating...
Need color help with exterior paint on 1902 Victorian with bad siding
We have a 1902 victorian in a small town in Iowa. Unfortunately,...
Jennifer Weinman
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™