Great Room or Formal Living & Dining room , which is better nowadays

Nowadays, I see lot of homes are open with great room, not having Formal Living & Dining room.

Just wanted to know which is really good Great Room or Formal Living & Dining room?

Is that people like or trend nowadays? How does it affect the sale?

Nowadays in SV :grinning:, great room is better than formal living & dining room. I notice some houses don’t have a formal dining room, only have a dining/eating area.

In Austin, still got formal dining room :grinning: and family (double as living) room. What would have called a family room in SV is called a game room.

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Who does formal dining anymore? Who needs a separate living room? The great room concept has dominated for the last 50 years.

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Large eat-in-Kitchen and Living Room.

you do want to separate the football game from people trying to talk at a party. But you don’t want to carry your food halfway across the house for every meal.

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In California you can watch the game outside…Put a wide screen Tv under an overhang with an outdoor fireplace…The game party is then outdoors

How do you all feel about the great room in this home?

https://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Jose/1127-Doralee-Way-95125/home/1633496

Looks good…But I dont understand why everyone wants carrera marble countertops…They stain and get pitted…

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Living in one now :joy: The room at the left is the formal dining room.

Looks good, but if you are going to be picky it could use more natural light in the kitchen.

That’s probably quartz, not marble.

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You need a couch.

Not fully operational. Move in not long. Enjoying Austin hot and humid weather.

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Looks too big for me, but I’m a little weird in that regard. I prefer to be able to shove 100 people into 10 different rooms where everyone can have a small conversation.

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Love great rooms. They define modern living

The great room you linked is very well designed, imo. The partition wall effectively divides the areas and offers some privacy without sacrificing view/natural light. (Petpeeve: kitchen islands with 4 chairs in a row).

Like most people I’m a fan of open layout which is conducive to good flow and free space. A lot of flips go in this direction. Smaller, older homes look cramped in comparison, but they don’t cost $3M either (hopefully). Seems expensive for San Jose?

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Move to Austin where you have a room for any topic.
Bedroom, family room, living room, great room, study room, game room, media room, laundry room, men’s den, mud room, guest room, store room, courtyard, enclosed patio, etc.

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Looking at windows.

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How many sq ft is it? I’m sure it was 1/5 the price of SV or less and no state income tax :slight_smile:

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4/3.5/1 3500/12750 for 1/5 of SJ’s price.

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