• Mezzanine: Private Mansion in Paris, France

    The narrow mezzanine looks onto the two-story great room and makes an ideal spot for a library thanks to built-in bookshelves and natural light from a wall of stained glass windows.   See the Image

  • Great Room: Private Mansion in Paris, France

    The majestic double-height great room features a wall of stained glass, parquet floors and stately fireplace. A spiral staircase leads to the third-floor mezzanine, a bedroom with en-suite bath and a…   See the Image

  • Great Hall: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    The castle centers around the monumental great hall. Architectural details include a 40-foot-high timber ceiling, marble columns, carved stone capitals and a stained glass window. The…   See the Image

  • Great Room: Lakefront Contemporary in Zephyr Cove, Nev.

    Cherry floors look seamless in the open-concept great room, which blends living and dining areas. The custom fireplace with Soapstone slab surround echoes the kitchen countertops.   See the Image

  • Vaulted Ceiling: Lakefront Contemporary in Zephyr Cove, Nev.

    In the great room, large picture windows frame the spectacular vistas, and the soaring vaulted ceiling showcases open trusses and expansive retractable skylights.   See the Image

  • Breakfast Bar: Serenity Room in Wilton, Conn.

    The large, well-lit kitchen opens to the great room with stone fireplace. An oversize island with breakfast bar makes a great space for casual dining.   See the Image

  • Fitz: Washington, D.C., Homes for the Characters of 'Scandal'

    Fitz already has a pretty nice home at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., but he needs a place to retreat to when he's in one of his I'm-quitting-the-presidency moods. This contemporary home in Great Falls,…   See the Image

  • Fiji Private Island Estate Great Room

    The Lawedua estate's A-frame main house features a spacious kitchen with a large great room that extends out to a covered west-facing veranda.   See the Image

  • Super Bowl Rental: West New York Condo

    After the game, you can crash in style at this three-bedroom, 1,700-square-foot apartment in West New York, N.J. We love the combination of exposed brick, exposed wood beams and crystal chandelier in…   See the Image

  • OCTAGON-Brookings-1

    Published 01/23/14 in Houses
    OCTAGON-Brookings-1

    Perched on a 150-foot bluff, this three-bedroom octagon house has gorgeous unobstructed views of the Oregon coast. The sunny living room looks like a perfect place to enjoy the views, with its…   See the Image