Upstairs, a large master suite is located above the public entertaining spaces. The suite includes a large private living room, a study, and his and her bath suites. Positioned to the south is a linear terrace affording views of the park and river.
These planning strategies were used for all villas yet plans were varied to meet differing lot configurations.
The design of the villas required that they function at two distinct scales, one being to accommodate large numbers for corporate entertaining and the other to accommodate the needs of the owner's family. As such, the villa designs evolved into two parallel structures bordering an internal courtyard. Corporate public functions are placed to the north, adjacent to the entry auto court. This large volume is enclosed with abundant glazing facing south and defined by a structural frame of stone columns. To the south is an extensive terrace, which in turn expands into a lower courtyard enjoyed by the lower floor spaces. Necessary service functions are aligned to the north side of the entertaining area.
The private family structure is located to the south of the central courtyard but is lower by two meters from the large entertaining spaces. Thus privacy for the family and enhanced integration of family spaces with private gardens is assured. A family room acts as the link between the public and private structures and enjoys views into the central courtyard.