I remember the first time I saw this Grand Design and what struck me as odd was how the couple aimed for a movie style rather than a historically accurate piece of architecture. The whole project was based around a monumental staircase complete with gargoyles.
The couplealso insisted on having a huge stone fireplace which dominated the room and looked disproportionate to the other furniture.
The exterior was a mixture of window styles, some gothic and pointed, some modern and rectangular along with a very modern entrance hall. The whole house, although very expensive, just seems a cheap remake of a gothic film set.