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MarkEsq
01-05-2010, 12:19 AM
Can anyone describe or point me to a floor plan for a Georgian-style manor house or mansion? I have tried Googling, I promise, I just can't find what I need.

I know generally it's a symmetrical style, boxy, but I'd like to visualize which room is where etc.

mscelina
01-05-2010, 12:24 AM
http://www.abbeymewsbath.co.uk/rooms/floor-plan/

This is a floor plan for a Georgian townhouse. Will that help?

Mr Flibble
01-05-2010, 12:30 AM
Depends how big you want to go

Here's a large'un (http://media.daft.ie/Moyglare-Manor-Maynooth-Co-Kildare/-E_WpWYySoG6CDn53pY2kPrdU37oMxDm-rNYRpcAg5k=.pdf) ( see page 11 - 12)

mscelina
01-05-2010, 12:30 AM
Oh, and this real estate listing doesn't have a floor plan per se, but it does have a pretty detailed description of this 1786 manor house for sale. (http://www.houseweb.com/cgi-bin/property/classifieds.cgi?db=swales&website=&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=70470&query=retrieval) I also oocasionally use some of the 3-D floor plan software you can get for free from places like the Ladies Home Journal so I can visualize (and furnish) settings in my books and actually walk through them. You can find a whole mess of such things here: http://interiordec.about.com/od/designtoolsites/a/designsoftware_2.htm

MarkEsq
01-05-2010, 12:36 AM
Wow, thanks guys, these are very helpful. :)

Mr Flibble
01-05-2010, 12:37 AM
You realise I'm going to spend the rest of the evening playing 'Ooooh! Want that house!' don't you?

mscelina
01-05-2010, 12:38 AM
Yep. Same here. *sigh*

So, I'll just write about them instead and look at pictures of my new house. Maybe that'll help.

Sarpedon
01-05-2010, 12:40 AM
From the look of the outside, I'd say the plan is very simple: Two large spaces to either side of a central hall with a staircase. On upper floors, the side spaces would be subdivided into bedrooms, probably.

I'd expect that on the ground floor you'd have a large dining room on one side, and maybe a drawing room on the other. The kitchen and other ancillary spaces would likely be in a different building, possibly attached and possibly not.

mscelina
01-05-2010, 12:41 AM
Oh, and auction listings/real estate listings are one way to go. Especially in France, with English brokers. Also B&B listings will usually have at least some photographs of the interiors--which can be helpful--and occasionally floorplans so people can select which room they'd like to stay in. Most continental hotels or B&Bs have translated pages if the language is a barrier.

AND, many castles in the UK at least are in the National Trust. I've spent many long hours "researching" the National Trust houses for my settings.

waylander
01-05-2010, 12:44 AM
Couldn't find a floor plan but this is the photo gallery of a Georgian house fairly near me
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-clandonpark/w-clandonpark-photo_gallery.htm

waylander
01-05-2010, 12:46 AM
From the look of the outside, I'd say the plan is very simple: Two large spaces to either side of a central hall with a staircase. On upper floors, the side spaces would be subdivided into bedrooms, probably.

I'd expect that on the ground floor you'd have a large dining room on one side, and maybe a drawing room on the other. The kitchen and other ancillary spaces would likely be in a different building, possibly attached and possibly not.

Kitchen might well be in the basement

Sarpedon
01-05-2010, 12:57 AM
yes, if there is a basement. Where is this house located?

MarkEsq
01-05-2010, 01:06 AM
yes, if there is a basement. Where is this house located?

Hertfordshire. So I believe a basement would work (I grew up there, and we had wine cellars, so no reason why not, eh?).

Belle_91
01-25-2010, 03:46 AM
It seems that usually when you enter into the entrance hall (obviously) there is the parlor on one side and the dining room on the other. The stairs, bedrooms...and private living quarters of the family would be in the back of house because they were considered just that private and guests didnt need to see them

Alot of the Georgian houses also didnt seem to have hallways and the rooms just sort of faded into one another, if they did it would usually be a very small hallway, more like a room where more rooms came off of it.

I've never seen any Georgian houses in England :( but that is what they look like down here