@jkopel There’s a reason my CAD was not accompanied by a photo of the actual shop! While I may have a few more awesome tools/props/etc than the CAD shows, I also have the accompanying clutter and mess that multiple active projects creates!
As for the well thought out part, a lot of effort goes into that. I don’t have a huge amount of space in the home shop, so I have to make the best use of what space I do have. My house does not have a garage so I converted a spare bedroom into a workshop. Thankfully I also work out of a few other spaces where I have access to larger tools, but I can’t go without a workspace at home.
Part of how I keep things organized is by following a mantra coined by Adam Savage of the Myth Busters (who’s a maker, and former ILM model shop wizard) called “first order of retrievability.” The idea being to keep the tools you use the most frequently readily accessible. The more you use it the closer to you it should be.
In my case that means the pegboards and drawers of my workbenches have 90% of the things I need within reach so I don’t have to stop working and go hunt down a tool. The less I use a tool the further away from me I keep it, so that space can be used by something in higher demand. If I don’t use something more than every month or two it ends up below the work benches or in a storage closet. If I only use it once or twice a year it gets moved to a storage unit about a mile away.
I’m super jealous of all that space you have, and that beautiful Clausing lathe!