Our Favorite Great Rooms

by | Jul 9, 2021 | Great rooms, living rooms, dens, Room-By-Room

The perfect symmetry, soaring fireplace, and window grilles give this great room the breathtaking quality of a cathedral. Although it has a wood ceiling and floor and is encased with large logs, the large windows and stucco walls keep it light.

Many evenings are spent here on the comfortable furniture in front of a blazing fire. The chinked logs with a warm stain give the room an extra sense of space. The colors of the stonework blend beautifully with the logs, beams, and floor; a raised hearth can provide extra seating. Also note that there is a second seating area toward the back as well as a wall full of built-in shelves.

Designed by MossCreek

The patina of the reclaimed wood floors, ceiling beams, and wall timbers creates a timeless, European look in this airy great room.

Pioneer Log Homes

The natural stone fireplace, placed between matching curved doorways, takes center stage in this handcrafted log home.

Golden Eagle Log Homes

The light stain on the logs, flooring, and millwork keep this large open-floorplan home bright. Visitors can take in the entire great room from the front door all the way to the large rear windows and deck.

Photo by Heidi Long

The white walls provide an excellent backdrop for the ceiling beams, wood window trim, and natural stone fireplace. The two window seats are a great spot to read or to view what’s going on outdoors; they also provide some extra storage. The cherry on top is the orange wall behind the built-ins.

Rocky Mountain Log Homes

The seating area in front of the massive corner fireplace is a cozy place to relax and watch TV. This great room features a vaulted whitewashed ceiling and an exposed heavy timber roof system with fir trusses and round purlins.

StoneMill Log Homes/photo by Roger Wade

The beautiful stone fireplace, centered between double windows and highlighted by the triangular windows at the ceiling, is the centerpiece of the chinked, square-log home. The surrounding shelves provide storage for firewood and a TV as well as decorative items. the dark wood floors anchor the space.

Ken LaCoy Construction; Mark Anthony Design; Northpoint Design/photo by Scott Amundson

This great room has many of the hallmarks of an original Adirondack cabin but with the modern addition of plenty of windows. The stones on the floor-to-ceiling fireplace look like they could have been gathered on the property. The log walls are handcrafted, Giving them a more rustic appearance. Also note the chevron pattern of logs on either side of the fireplace.

Designed by MossCreek/photo by Erwin Loveland

Although it is a contemporary home, the reclaimed wall logs could have been harvested more than a century ago. More reclaimed wood adorns the ceiling. Large windows keep the room bright and bring the outdoors in.

Pioneer Log Homes

This incredible great room pays homage to the National Parks buildings of the 19th century and is the ideal setting for its classic Western furniture. The array of windows is awe-inspiring.