The Keeping Room

The Keeping Room, or Keeping Area: What is It and Why Does Tom Leppert Have One In His House?

By Candy Evans / July 31, 2012 / 6 Comments

I am not seeing as many of these as I used to, but a Keeping Room is pretty standard in any home of 8,000 square feet or larger. The “keeping room” originated in colonial times, before homes were ginormous, or rather, when only a select few had ginormous homes, usually called castles. It was a multi-use room attached to the kitchen or open to it, complete with a fireplace for warmth. Remember, kitchens used to be the place where people cooked, unlike my house. So creating an extra little sitting area is really an old-time concept that adds depth, warmth and activity to modern kitchens.

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The Keeping Room: What Is It? Why Do I Need One? Dallas Real Estate News

By Candy Evans / October 11, 2011 / 5 Comments

The latest must-have room in your large or even not so large home is the “Keeping Room”. The name for these rooms originated in colonial times, before homes were 5,000 plus square feet. They were a multi-use room attached to the kitchen or open to it, complete with a fireplace for coziness and warmth. Now, it’s […]

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Monday Morning Millionaire: Mediterranean Mecca on Stefani With a Keeping Room. And Bookshelves. Wow! Dallas Real Estate News

By Candy Evans / October 10, 2011 / 0 Comments

First of all, gotta love Alan Nixon! I knew him way back when he was Breckenridge-Nixon, been in a million of his Preston Hollow homes, and now he’s building a fantabulous mega manse on my old homestead at 5511 Park Lane. But this, this is Stefani, that sweet spot location right south of Walnut Hill betwixt Preston […]

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