Do you know, that if you want to build a house, you can't just tell that to the architect and wait for a great result? When we studied in the university, we didn't have a full understanding of how the design process works, but now with years of practical experience, we are confident to say that in order to get a successful project whether it's interior or architecture, the client takes a big part the project process. Don't be scared - architects won't make you draw the floor plans. But still they will need you to state your requirements to the property you want to be designed, they will need to know how many people will use the property and what will be the purpose of it. Also, they will need you to participate in the revisions and only after lots of back and forth you'll get the project of your dreams.
When working on this particular project, the requirements of the client was unclear, he constantly changed his mind about the facade, about the shape of the staircase and other stuff and that cost him a few more month of designing.
The design included a layout of 3 floors and facade design. The layout includes a few guest suites, a huge master suite with WIC and a large bathroom, also there are a family room, dining, living rooms, kitchen, mudroom, pantry, laundry, small elevator, gym, media room with a bar counter and more. Also, there's a pool area with a fire pit and jacuzzi. The front facade is enriched with a large portico, that covers the way from parking lotto entrance of the building. The biggest challenge was to include all needed areas in a limited space and to use the relief of the ground as a benefit for design purposes.