Sunken Living Rooms...a YAY or a NAY??

Dated: March 5 2021

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A step-down living room—or, as they used to be called by ’50s architects, conversation pits—are still very much in vogue. Or maybe back in vogue?
Fun fact: The trend dates to a flamboyant Kansas-born architect Bruce Goff, who worked mostly in Oklahoma. He first designed a seating area in the home of his high school teacher Adah Robinson—and sunk it. Groundbreakingliterally. Mid-Century Modern starchitects Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard gave the trend a major push when they added one to Indiana's famed Miller House
 
Fast forward to the era of the 2000's, and enjoy some contemporary sunken living rooms.
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Location: 535 Haynes Ave, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Pit talk: The four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 5,300-sqaure-foot party pad once belonged to Howard Hughes.
 
Here are some other cool ideas we saw online:
 

 

 
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