Thinking today about layouts to block out the early scenes of Glorious and Vile … I’ll research this more thoroughly later on, but having a rough idea of plausible floor plans lets me move everyone through space and start adding in details.
From The Vernacular Architecture of France, by Christian Lassure (link takes you to English version) …
THE HOUSE WITH CENTRAL-CORRIDOR PLAN
Originating in the upper classes in the Renaissance period (with the Renaissance manor-house), the house with central-corridor plan and symmetrical façade spread gradually to the lower levels of the social hierarchy, reaching first the urban and rural bourgeoisies, then the middling peasantry in the 18th and 19th centuries (as the “maison de maître”).
Externally, this house presents a façade with its openings symmetrically placed round a central entrance and its elevation rising two, sometimes three, storeys high under the eaves of an imposing roof pierced by dormer windows. Internally, a central cross-passage separates two rooms at ground-floor level, one used as kitchen, the other as dining-room. The corridor contains a staircase leading to the upper floor where two bedrooms are distributed on either side of an axial corridor.