Tucked in a second-floor corner of Don and Barbara Flora's custom-built home in Big Canyon is a haven for petite princesses and pint-size squires: The Floras call it "the castle room."
Designed as a bedroom and playroom for the Floras' seven grandchildren ("I think it's still seven," says Barbara, laughing), the 12-by-15-foot room doesn't account for much of the 7,000-square-foot, multimillion-dollar home--or so it may seem to a grown-up.
"When the little ones visit, they come right through this house and go straight to their room," says Barbara. That was the plan.
The Floras broke ground for their Big Canyon manse 18 months ago, at a time when they were just about done rearing their own Brady Bunch. (Barbara and Don each brought three children to the marriage, the second for both.) Barbara says they were ready to move from their Villa Park neighborhood to the gated Newport Beach community. "We wanted to provide a place whereeveryone in the family could get together for the holidays, summer vacations, whenever," she says. And they wanted "a special room where the grandkids could play and make a mess."