Great RoomContemporary Dining Room, Chicago
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This last example presents a grand interior overlooked by a study, which acts like a room within a room. The study's window provides a visual link between the small and large spaces, while giving the occupant some privacy.More: The Outside Comes Inside Down Under
If connection to the second floor is one characteristic of double-height living rooms, this house in the suburbs north of Chicago makes that connection explicit. Like a residential panopticon, the den "provides for a quite workspace but remains visually and psychologically connected to the rest of the house's activities," according to architects at Searl Lamaster Howe.