• Great Room: Joel Schumacher's Rustic Retreat in Carpinteria, Calif.

    French doors in the living room offer stunning ocean views immediately upon entering the home. Truly a great room, the space boasts soaring pitched ceilings, an expansive second-story loft currently…   See the Image

  • L.A. Home Seller Tip: Clean and Remove Clutter

    “Before listing a home we do a walk-through with the seller and note all the areas that need improvement. Sometimes this is as simple as taking away clutter, or too many personal touches, photos or…   See the Image

  • Homes in Fargo, N.D.: 1621 7th St. S., $385,000

    If you're into the rustic winter lodge look (read: lots of knotted wood), this is the perfect home for you. The soaring ceilings in the great room are a selling point, with sliding glass doors that…   See the Image

  • Hollywood Hills Posh Perch: Great Room

    The designer furniture is included in the $38 million asking price, but the original artwork, worth upwards of $2 million, is not.   See the Image

  • Blockbuster Film Home.The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford, was filmed in this spacious 6,200-square-foot manse. Built in 2000, the five-bedroom, five-bath modern is four stories of urbane glam.…   See the Image

  • Hallway: Italian-Inspired Masterpiece in Austin, Texas

    Vaulted ceilings, iron railings, stately columns and tumbled travertine tile add Italian character to the heart of the home.   See the Image

  • Bahamas Boat House: Great Room

    The upper floor, above the slip, features an open living, kitchen and dining concept with wraparound balconies on three sides with sweeping views of the marina.   See the Image

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014: Great Room

    The great room boasts a traditional design approach with modern elements. Throughout the space, "we were trying to span a whole range of people to feel comfortable," explains interior…   See the Image

  • Great Hall: Helicopter Pad and Event Spaces in Cambria, Calif.

    Gracious and welcoming, the generously sized great hall opens to a terrace with vineyard views. Interiors designed with Old-World craftsmanship, rare materials and unique amenities make this…   See the Image

  • Great Room: Tuscan Villa in Siena, Italy

    The heart of La Selva Estate is the villa Castello della Selva. Completely restored, the property has 14 bedrooms, three formal reception rooms, six other living rooms, two kitchens and a study.…   See the Image