Great Room Plan
Richard C. Handlen, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Vice President / Principal
EDI International, Inc.
56’ x 65’
2,760 sq. ft.
Frank Lloyd Wright championed the great room 100 years ago. He removed the walls between living and dining rooms and the kitchen. This approach encouraged a more informal lifestyle, allowed homes to look bigger, and reduced construction costs. Society has taken a while to catch on to this concept, but the lifestyles of the majority of today’s buyers center on the great room. This design is wonderful for bringing the family together in one big space. But for the great room to succeed, it needs to be surrounded by support areas that expand on this togetherness as well as provide escape from it. This plan accomplishes both while offering a number of options to appeal to the broadest market.
The rear porch or covered patio extends the great room into the yard with all the bells and whistles—cooking, dining, and entertainment center.
The front of the house offers options that some buyers cannot give up, such as formal dining and living rooms, or, for the more informal families, a home office and an additional private bedroom.
• Great room
• Electric cabinet with rear access to the entertainment center
• Summer kitchen extension of the interior kitchen cabinets
• Patio fireplace with TV above
• Butler’s pantry
• Flex Room 1 - formal dining room option
• Flex Room 2 – home office/den/parlor
• Wet bar or office storage option plus shower and storage closet
• Walk-in pantry
• Flex Room 1 - parlor/den option
• Flex Room 2 – bedroom optionBedroom closet and vestibule
• Outdoor great room—covered patio or screened-in porch