Great Room

Winter Park, Fla.

Project name: Highland
Project location: Winter Park, Fla.
Square footage: 518 (great room only)
Total project cost: $165,000

The objective of this great room was to create a central space that was both open and intimate with party and living spaces. In addition, the client desired a resort-like feel. The key to the solution by Phil Kean Design in Winter Park, Fla., was the room’s location. The great room is directly off the entry, it is separated from the kitchen by a 600-gal. saltwater aquarium, and opens to a large lanai via automated pocketing glass doors. A large, elegant bar/indoor summer kitchen flanks one side of the room, providing TV entertainment, and beverage and kitchen support for the combination great room/lanai dining area. The material selections and finishes enhance the resort-like appeal while maintaining an appropriate intimacy.