The Lefevre Mansion

The Lefevre Mansion, March 2014The Lefevre Mansion, March 2014

I’ve been a huge fan of Kaya Angel’s work, and his Angel Manor has long been a favourite of mine; so when I read Quan Lavender’s post about a new build he has completed on behalf of his friend, Marcusgay Lefevre and the Lefevre family, it zapped to the top of my list of must see places.

And it is, in a word, magnificent.

The Lefevre Mansion, March 2014The Lefevre Mansion, March 2014

The Lefevre Mansion and grounds occupy two regions, the mansion and the majority of its outbuildings sitting in a full region, and the adjoining homestead largely given over to gardens and open spaces.

The house itself is (obviously) much smaller than Angel Manor, but this doesn’t mean it is in any way lacking. If anything – and this is not a slight towards Angel Manor – the smaller size makes it somewhat more intimate and personal in feel; two essential elements for anywhere which is intended to function both as a public space and as a private residence.

The Lefevre Mansion, March 2014The Lefevre Mansion, March 2014

There is definitely a feeling of visiting a landed estate when touring The Lefevre Mansion. Both regions are beautifully landscaped, and from the arrival point, the visitor travels past the estate’s art gallery (possibly a coach house complex converted for this purpose?), through the wrought iron gates bearing the estate’s name, and can then follow the drive into the estate, passing the bath house before turning up and round to the front of the house. Or, if you prefer, you can turn off the main drive before reaching the bath house, and cross a well-tended lawn to arrive at a reflecting pool overlooked by the grand facade of the back of the house.

Inside the house, the rooms are lavishly and beautifully appointed, and all focused on the grand ballroom. I confess to being quite in love with the library, and could happily spend hours in there, if only the books could be taken and read! When exploring, do keep in mind that many of the rooms on the upper floor are a part of the family’s private residence.

The Lefevre Mansion, March 2014The Lefevre Mansion, March 2014

This is another build which is not so much seen as experienced; it’s not enough to simply wander around, each room deserves the time take o linger and absorb the ambience; camming needs to be done with care or some detail might be easily missed. Great use is made of baked and scripted light effects, and ALM should be enabled, as there are touches of materials to be found around the house and in the grounds which add further depth to the overall look and feel.

The Lefevre Mansion, March 2014The Lefevre Mansion, March 2014

When you’ve finished admiring the magnificent stately home, why not hop on the teleporter near the main entrance and see what might be going on up at the Partycular Theatre, which also has a home in the region.

Highly recommended.

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