The living room is a wonderful space for entertaining -- and it was a great place for our kids to run around and play when they were little.  There‚Äôs a gas log in the fireplace, and the bookcase (see below) is fantastic.  When we sit around in the living room with guests, we pull the black chairs in around the coffee table, but it could be broken up into smaller areas by furniture all the time.  We have our stereo equipment in the alcove to the left of the bookcase.

Here are some other views of the living room.