Category Archives: French Chateau House Plans

Castle Home Plans

In medieval times, living in a castle meant you were Royalty, or a King and Queen. Today, our castle home plans are reminiscent of the prestige and honor during this historic time. Be the King and Queen of your own castle today by selecting one of our highly desired starter castle home designs.


Archival Designs features a full collection of Castle home plans that boast outstanding curb appeal that will intrigue any passerby as to what the interior look like. The interiors reflect floor plan for our current lifestyles, and the most popular design trends for 2014.

Reminisce about the past by browsing the Castle house plan collection found at Archival Designs. Walk through your future castle house plan and build your own today!

Design Principals

We have been designing Luxury Homes since 1983. Over these years our theory for designing Luxury Homes has not changed.  Principal Archival Designer, David Marc Loftus, the founder of Archival Designs Inc., was a man of vision.

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David used classical styling principles and features in every home plan he created. He quickly garnered a reputation in the home plan design industry as the designer with the best innate sense for classical architecture’s proportional harmonies.

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The growing luxury home building community agreed that the proportions of a Loftus’ designed home led to a feeling well-being and serenity evident on crossing the threshold. World-renowned, century-old home planner Garlinghouse Company named David Loftus Best New Designer in 1998, and the Archival Designs reputation for outstanding home plans and luxury home plans still stands today.

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The Archival Designs guiding principle is designing classical residences emphasizing symmetry through proportional harmony. Through intensive study of history’s great classic homes, David realized that the principles of proportion were critical to outstanding home designs and luxury home plans that stressed uplifting elegance as well as comfort and relaxation. He strongly believed house design proportions should adhere to the principles in Leonardo da Vinci’s study of human proportions. Thus, a rectangular room’s length should be one and a half times its width, and its ceiling height dimensionally proportional.

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Proportional Harmony Works Is An Essential Element of Every Home Plan We Create . . . No Matter its Size. Elegance, spaciousness, functionality and exquisite proportion in luxury home plans is not exclusive to only the largest and most opulent homes. Archival Designs uses the same classical styling principles in all of its house plans, from 1400 square feet up to its 13,000 luxury home plans and castles.

His timeless designs are still recognized today as top luxury home plans. One of the key factors in creating a quality design that is successful is by generating the most clear and complete program list of the clients wants and needs, which is then used to guide the design process. Using our theories of proportion, space, and scale Archival Designs then creates a design that is timeless, livable and comfortable, adding value and inspiration for years to come.

The more information you give us, at Archival Designs Inc., about your lifestyles, the better floor plans we can design.

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Choose from more than 400 house plan designs that we offer in a wide range of styles and sizes.  Some of our more popular house designs include European-inspired Georgian and palladian homes, English manor house plans, Tuscan-style Italian villas, French chateaux, and colonial house plans.  Our Tuscan-style villas range from 1800 to 14,814 sf, and Newport classic house designs range from 1500 to 5000 sf.  Our starter castles, mansions and estate homes are designed in the grand tradition of some of the most impressive homes in the world.  Please feel free to search our house designs offered.  Our plans have been built around the globe, from Canada to Dubai, and one could be just for you!

Riverside Luxury House Plan – Windows Bring the Light Inside

This stunning 3218 square foot French luxury house plan is 71′ wide, making it perfect for a zero lot line, while offering total living on the first floor with a loft and two family bedrooms on the second.

The foyer is flanked by the cozy study (above) with trey ceiling and warming fireplace on one side, and on the other side, the elegant dining room (below) with trey ceiling and direct access to the butlery,  pantry, and kitchen for ease in serving.

You’ll love this bright breakfast room (below) with its wall of windows facing the patio to enjoy the landscaped yard and floral gardens.

The kitchen (above) provides a free-standing breakfast bar for ease in serving the family room or breakfast area. The fireplace, flanked with built-ins, provides warmth throughout the main gathering area.

The master suite (above) boasts a trey ceiling, lavish master bath (below) with his and hers vanities, his and hers wardrobes, separate shower and tub.

The second level offers two family bedrooms with walk-in closets and full baths that share space with a loft boasting a built-in desk and bookcase (below).

A utility/laundry room, two garages, a one-car and a three-car, both with storage areas, are situated in the rear and complete this luxury house plan.

For more photos and details on this luxury house plan, click here. Choose from more than 400 house plan designs that we offer in a wide range of styles and sizes.  Some of our more popular house designs include European-inspired Georgian and palladian homes, English manor house plans, Tuscan-style Italian villas, French chateaux, and colonial house plans.  Our Tuscan-style villas range from 1800 sf to 14,814 sf and Newport classic house designs range from 1500 to 5000 sf.  Our starter castles, mansions and estate homes are designed in the grand tradition of some of the most impressive homes in the world.  Please feel free to search our house designs offered.  Our plans have been built around the globe, from Canada to Dubai, and one could be just for you!

For more information on Riverside, click here!

Estates at Valhalla: Next Four Estates Being Built Are Archival Designs’ Plans

Over the years Archival Designs has become synonymous with luxury home design. That’s why when luxury real estate developer Larry Gage envisioned his latest development, The Estates at Valhalla, he started with Archival Designs’ luxury house plans.

Located in Morris County, New Jersey’s much sought after Lake Valhalla region, The Estates at Valhallaoffer 27 of the most elegant, luxury estates in New Jersey. Each of these estate homes are situated on up to four private acres of gorgeous Montville country side where the beauty of these homes are rivaled only by the natural beauty of their surroundings.

Choose from more than 400 house plan designs that we offer in a wide range of styles and sizes.  Some of our more popular house designs include European-inspired Georgian and palladian homes, English manor house plans, Tuscan-style Italian villas, French chateaux, and colonial house plans.  Our Tuscan-style villas range from 1800 sf to 14,814 sf. Our Newport classic house designs range from 1500 sf to 5000 sf.  Archival Designs’ starter castles, mansions and estate homes are designed in the grand tradition of some of the most impressive homes in the world.  Please feel free to search our house designs or browse our photo gallery to get a sense of the many styles and types of house designs we offer.  Our plans have been built around the globe, from Canada to Dubai, and one plan could be just for you!