great room


Definition of great room

: a large room in a residence usually serving several functions (as of a dining room, living room, and family room)

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The porch also cuts into the great room, making the reading nook not quite wide enough to fully stretch out. Taylor Martin, House Beautiful, "What I Learned About Living In A Tiny House," 7 Nov. 2018 Sweet said the big great room opens to the kitchen, making the space feel even larger. Ottavia Zappala, azcentral, "Gold Canyon couple turns enormous great room into a cozy haven," 12 July 2018 Inside, the soaring great room boasts a vaulted and paneled ceiling with exposed beams, a large brick hearth, built-in sofa, and walls of glass overlooking a stone patio and the yard beyond. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Midcentury home in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia community asks $1.6M," 15 June 2018 Off the great room is the sunroom with access to the pool area and expansive views through three walls of casement windows. Carol Riordan,, "Property of the Week: 59 Papermill Road, Glastonbury," 28 Dec. 2017 The rest of the great room is spacious enough for a dining table as well as lounge furniture. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "New Streeterville residential high-rise boasts over an acre of amenity spaces," 22 Aug. 2017 In this Texas home, the great room, kitchen, and master bedroom all open up to this luxe 30-foot-diameter reflecting pool built to resemble a watering trough. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "9 One-Of-A-Kind Backyards," 15 Apr. 2014 In the great room, none of the windows facing the backyard could be opened. Ottavia Zappala, azcentral, "Gold Canyon couple turns enormous great room into a cozy haven," 12 July 2018 Dark wood floors create visual contrast against white walls in the great room and library/den. Neal J. Leitereg,, "L.A King Dustin Brown heats up the Manhattan Beach home market," 14 Apr. 2018

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1639, in the meaning defined above

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