Sunday, November 17, 2013

Floor Plans to The Playboy Mansion!

The Playboy Mansion needs no explanation; it's a legendary estate in Holmby Hills, California that everyone has heard about at least once in their life. The mansion itself sits in prestigious Holmby Hills on Mapleton Drive, one of, if not the most exclusive street in the Los Angeles area. The house was designed in 1927 by Arthur Rolland Kelly and it boasts about 14,000 square feet of living space. Below are some original floor plans of the Playboy mansion, sorry the quality isn't the best but the floor plans are from 1927 so it's the best I can do.
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Have you ever wondered what the inside of the Playboy Mansion looks like? While the chances of getting an invite to the mansion itself are pretty slim, below are some photos so I guess it's like the next best thing.

Building Greystone — Historic Pictures of The Construction Process

I'm going to keep this article short because it's basically just a few really old (dated 1927) photographs I found showing the historic Greystone mansion as it was being constructed. If you aren't familiar with the Greystone Mansion, here is my article about it. Anyway, below are the photos.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Floor Plans to Greystone Mansion!

The Greystone Mansion is known by many as the greatest estate ever completed in the state of California. The 42,000 square foot, 55-room mansion was built by Edward Laurence Doheny in 1929, making it also one of the oldest estates in the Los Angeles area.

Today the Greystone Mansion is owned by the City of Beverly Hills and is open to the public as a park and museum. Below are some floor plans of the 1st and 2nd floor of Greystone.

Level 1
Level 2

Original photo of Greystone Mansion