The formal living room has become an endangered species. Googo reached out to experts around the country, and the responses were the same. “There was a time when everyone wanted three bedrooms, two baths, formal living and dining and a basement den but those days are over,” says Angela Williams, a Birmingham, AL-based realtor at Extreme Agent Realty. “Today, I find that my clients are all about convenience and functionality. Gone are the days of the showroom/living room.”
So, is this the death knell for formal living rooms? Not so fast. We found some stunning rooms around the country that might change your mind.