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In my spare time I like to draw layouts for the Clue Mansion. I think this is the best that I've drawn so far. Let me know what you think.

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Ha, I love it!
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That looks fantastic. My only quibble is that there's no door on the study - where you would want a bit of privacy in my opinion.

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The Lounge and Study have pocket doors. I kinda like the thought of Mr. Boddy closing the sliding pocket doors to the Study just as someone smacks him with the Wrench.
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Impressive

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Very impressive! I love the architectural details, and especially the windows. I have lots of questions, but the most important one of all: do you have a first floor? (or second floor, for Americans)
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And secret passages!
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cacums wrote:The Lounge and Study have pocket doors. I kinda like the thought of Mr. Boddy closing the sliding pocket doors to the Study just as someone smacks him with the Wrench.
Oh...sorry did not see them

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Beautiful. I want to live there!
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CluedoKid wrote:And secret passages!
Yes, love to know how you envision those working.

Nice work otherwise. Does the Hall have an upper balcony that wraps around, or does the upstairs cover the back half of the Hall from the tops of the stairs?

Maybe it's the movie's influence, but I kind of think the dining room needs double doors, perhaps pocket doors as well. Love to know how you envision the table setup with the asymetrical design, which pays nice homage to the traditional game board.

And I loved the "secret" bookcase doors in the Library. Perhaps the door between the Billiard Room and Library is the perfect candidate here?

Also, since you have paid such close attention to the board layout, I wonder if there should be a door between the Kitchen and Ballroom (for servants), and a door between the Ballroom and Conservatory?

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Alot of good ideas. I haven't really thought it completely through but I suppose I will make changes to the layout to better reflect the game (including secret passages). In the meantime, enjoy the upstairs.

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Very cool, both floors!

The only change I would make if I had these floor plans made into a real house would be with the room above the Conservatory. I'd use it to make a private bathroom and private study for the Master Bedroom.

Very nice Cacums, well done!
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I wanted there to be 5 guest bedrooms. I think you can guess why :wink:
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I take it the guest room accessed by Boddy's room is occupied by Miss Scarlet so that he may summon her for a nightcap at his whim?
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Either Miss Scarlet or Mrs. Peacock. Who ever he is having an affair with. In a lot of old houses the upstairs bedrooms are attached by a series of doors so I thought I would try to keep it as real to some of the blueprints that I've seen as I can.
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Nice. I think the balcony can't be quite so open to below because the lounge and study stick out a bit further on the ground floor. I think there should be a door leading to the servant hall to separate it from the guest area. Nobody's going to want to see the help coming and going. And they need their privacy too.
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I would also rework it so that the maid/cook's room is right next to the kitchen stairs so they have a way to go up/down without being seen and without using the main stairs. This area should be the servant wing. Maybe make a wrap around balcony and make Ash's room a guest room. It's far too nice to be for the help.
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I agree about the master needing a separate bathrooom. And I wouldn't put anything over the conservatory since you'd expect it to have a glass roof. Unless you're going for the music room type (which I've never agreed with...). That little guest room could be a nursery just to break things up a bit.
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I am currently reworking the Blueprint to both floors to make room for more doors and secret passageways as well as fixing the upstairs. No matter what layout I give the ground floor I always have trouble with the upstairs. I either get huge hallways or rooms that are in the center of the upstairs with no windows.
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The more I look over these drawings, the more impressed I am, and the things I thought were problems are more ... artistic differences. I'm interested to know if you've ever worked on elevation or isometric drawings, either of the exteriors or interiors?
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I am currently on vacation I will resume working on this when I get back. Don't worry I won't abandon this project.
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