Anatomy of the Great Room

By Dan Gregory

This great room combines sculptural drama with carefully thought out details.

The best great rooms provide warmth and comfort, whether you are entertaining a large group or simply relaxing alone. Here's a good example -- part of Plan 48-457. It has drama in the generous island with the

irregular outline of the raised glass buffet bar, and warmth in the tall stone fireplace wall at the opposite end. Details like the built-in media wall beside the fireplace and the convenient wet bar just outside the

kitchen add intimacy. The grand entrance from the foyer past the stairway makes arrival a special event.

Mon Dec 09 00:00:00 PST 2013