Gathering spaces have become something that my clients desire as their primary living area in the house. This is a large room which contains the living room/family room with comfy couches as well as the dining room with a large table for entertaining family and friends. It is close proximity to the kitchen and may also open up off of the kitchen so it forms a large, open space. It’s a place where people can do different things, but feel connected to the gathering of family and friends. Frequently there are large fireplaces and TV cabinets within the space.
The best views are often off of this space as well as porches and decks to the backyard or the oceanfront. Multiple generations can play games, cook, watch the game and dine together in the same space. It’s the place where everyone spends most of their time and promotes family and friendship.