HGTV Dream Home 2005: Great Room Pictures

Nothing says Texas like the large, inviting great room of HGTV Dream Home 2005. Open and ideal for hosting guests, the room still maintains a sense of intimacy.

  • Warm Furniture

    Stunning in size and scope with a 30-foot-tall limestone fireplace, massive cedar trusses and towering beams, the great room deftly retains a warm, relaxed feel with numerous wood elements and comfortable, inviting furniture.

  • Limestone Fireplace

    Faced with the challenge of an immense 30' x 30' wood-and-stone great room, designer Linda Woodrum rose to the occasion. Although it's easy to embrace the grandeur of the room and its 2600-pound support trusses, she felt that it was important for people to feel at ease and relaxed, and that starts with the furniture.

  • Grouped Furniture

    \"We used standard sofa sizes and kept the leather fabrics the same,\" Linda says. \"They are well-grouped on a geometrically-patterned rug, and the colors in the rug pick up the copper and burnt sienna of the stone.\" As a fitting complement to the rug and fireplace, Linda deftly chose a large wood coffee table made from an old Mexican door.

  • Redwood Finished Floors

    The sense of age and history persists with the massive French clock face — a one-of-a-kind local find that is 150 years old — and the oversized, rustic lanterns. The plank wood walls have an aged patina, and the oak plank flooring is rich and timeless. \"These floors are six-inch tongue-and-groove, and, more importantly, hand-scraped with a beautiful redwood finish which is just what the great room needed,\" project manager Jack Thomasson says.

  • Casual Dining

    The dining area, essentially an extention of the great room, has a handmade, old lumber dining table that is a remarkable 10 feet long and 52 inches wide. This table comes with a distinctive touch of Linda — comfy wingback chairs at either end. All told, the living/dining space is perfect for formal entertaining, but with an easy, put-your-feet-up sensibility guests will embrace.

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