Friday, August 7, 2015

Grant Park 3-in-1

This is based on a set of plans that starts a small house but is expandable to a much larger house.  It starts as The Manse, becomes the Mansion, then the Monseigneur.  All from Sterling in 1916.

The only CC is from B5Studio, of course, as this series has been inspired by his Grant Park set.

Enough talk, time for pictures and links.
The Manse, front.

Entry side.

That's right, our backside.




In my lady's chamber.  I mean basement.

Help's room.

Basement den.

Exercise room and laundry.

Kitchen view 1.

Kitchen view 2.

Living room and someone's knees.

Master bedroom.

Kids room.

 Download the Manse

The Mansion.

Upstairs addition.

Downstairs addition.  No basement addition, that's up to you.

Upgraded kitchen.

Living room is now a dining room.

Living room is in the new addition.

What! A piano? Marv, you shouldn't have!

Another child's room in the addition.

Download the Mansion

And now the one I can't spell without cheating - Monseigneur!

Upstairs addition includes new bath, new master bedroom, and nursery.

Downstairs addition includes library, bath, and music room.

Upgraded living room.

Dance!  I didn't spend all these simoleons to watch you stare at me in silence, Margaret.



New Master bed, with 110% more pattern and color.
Download the Manseigneur


  1. It's pretty, and this is a game and all, so practical considerations don't need to apply, but as a real floor plan it feels a bit awkward. The stair arrangement down the middle of the house makes things a bit inflexible. I find myself trying to move the stairs so I can put at least a commode at a logical place on the main floor. (Who wants to send their dinner guests upstairs?) I want the stairs accessible to both the kitchen and the living front entry, but that's difficult if you move them. I suppose you could make them into a square stack and leave a shaft up the center of a stair hall to hoist large furniture, but at that point you're pretty well redesigning the whole house. I can't find an easy solution that doesn't detract from the spacious feel of the rooms and even complex solutions would require major structural alterations and risk making it hard to get furniture in and out. It's quite pretty, but I don't think I'd want to live in that one. I'm not sure why I'm suddenly thinking in such practical terms. Probably because of helping an acquaintance move crap into a split entry. (No matter what you did or where you were going there were always stairs. And the corners to get to the back bedroom were . . . ugly. Architect must be shot. I'm beginning think this should be the first rule of design: shoot the architect. It'll save you a lot of trouble later.)

    Seriously though, it is pretty. And in general I love architecture from that period. And the monseigneur is . . . impressive. Please forgive my grouchy pants.

  2. Of course. :) Yeah, I would redo a lot of things if it were my own design - which is why I did a little rearranging while trying to keep it similar enough it looked recognizable. :P

    Hiya handsome!