Floor Plan Friday: Separate Living Zones

13197_14-4Hi! Here’s another floor plan for you. This one is pretty good if you like the separate living zones. Click on the image to see it larger (sorry the quality isn’t great but that’s how it downloaded).

If you only need 3 bedrooms and a guest bedroom this would be great. The butler’s pantry works for me!

What do you think? Would it work for you?

I found the plan here. Plus there are more floor plan’s on my blog here.


  • Narelle Howell

    Nice. I really like it. A few simple changes – I’d lose the lounge and squish it up. The guest room doesn’t need an ensuite either. I’d add a mudroom. Love the pantry and master lay out

  • Tish Lovell

    Love this, we tried to build the smaller design but it didn’t work out

  • Angela Ross

    Keep the floor plans coming Katrina..

  • Lesa

    This is a very good plan. Thankyou for sharing Katrina. I always look forward to your weekly posts as I am a bit of a house plan junky myself. If finances and the block size allowed, it would be interesting to see the floor plan if you extended the width by about 1200 to allow for a wardrobe behind the bedhead (not sure what they call them) leaving the existing WIR are to become a smaller coat closet, main bedroom/bathroom linen or open shelving. This would also allow for easier access from the ensuite to the WIR. I would not extend the width of the ensuite but use the space to have a coat closet/ extra robe area along the wall as you walk in Extend the butlers pantry into the WIR by about half to allow for the exterior side to become a servery to outside. The laundry would end up 1200 longer which is always a good thing. The lounge room could benefit by being able to fit a pool table or bar maybe. Garages can always use more space so a bonus here. The guest bedroom doesn’t need to be any bigger but would be as a consequence. Don’t know if it needs its own ensuite but possibly look to do a better arrangement that incorporates the powder room. Possibly three way bathroom particularly if you were installing a pool it may be handy for better access for others not just guests. Don’t know what you think but I always struggle with the robe part of a guest bedroom. Most guests bring a suitcase or overnight bag and it ends up on the floor with it being opened up against walls, pushed up against walls or thrown with its grubby wheels on the “special” linen we all put in the guest room. I have been that guest sometimes myself and always find this area a challenge. Going back to money being no object, a two-way fireplace from the family room to the courtyard may be nice. I don’t know how this house would go in Sydney trying to heat it. Cheers

  • Mckaylah Evans

    Looks great, would be good if there was a reference to GJ Gardner Homes as it is there Mandalay design

    • Katrina (author)

      I always add the link in the post 🙂

  • Mckaylah

    Love the design
    But if you’re posting builders designs you really need to reference who’s design it is for copy right purposes
    It’s GJ Gardner’s Mandalay design just FYI

    • Katrina (author)

      Yes I always link to original source. Thanks.

  • Peter Acworth

    I am loving these U shaped designs! I pinterested a number of such designs and then realized the best ones came from here, so thank you very much!

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