Great Room From HGTV Dream Home 2013

Twelve-foot vaulted ceilings and walls of glass define the home's central gathering space.

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To capture the feeling of "beach cottage," interior designer Linda Woodrum focused on casual furnishings, layers of eye-catching textures and a neutral color palette that contributes to the room's relaxed "I'm on vacation" vibe.

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"It's all a foundation to support what's outside," says Linda, who admits that views from the great room's glass walls serve as the real star of the show.

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HGTV Dream Home 2013 Great Room

Brian Patrick Flynn takes a brief tour of the 2013 Dream Home's great room.

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Deck From HGTV Dream Home 2013

An extension of the great room, the back deck, elevated 10 feet above ground level, offers space to entertain guests, swim and enjoy the marsh scenery.

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