Amazing Sunken Pits.
If you’re considering a home improvement but don’t know what to do, why not build a conversation pit? This beautiful design will add a unique touch to any home while adding some amazing style.
You can use them as a focal point in any room or in a patio area near a swimming pool.
It would be even better if there were a fire in the middle! It would be so cozy, your guests would never want to leave! Below you’ll find a number of awesome examples!
Some conversation pits are large enough to be the entire room on their own – though most are built into the floor of a large open room as a sunken living room.
They were popular throughout the 1960s and 1970s when, as an interior designer, Leonard Horowitz put it, people were rejecting things. Some of these forms were inspired by Art Deco, others were inspired by modern design.
During that period, people were more interested in a room’s purpose than its furniture, which is represented by the conversation pit.
As the founder of the first conversation pit in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bruce Goff is often credited with designing it. However, The Miller House – designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard in Columbus, Indiana – is thought to have instigated the popularity of conversation pits.
Outdoor Sunken Pits
Sunken Pit Penthouse
Beach Sunken Pit
Fire pit conversation set
A sunken living room, or a conversation pit (also called a sunken living room), was most popular during the 1950s and 1970s. Nevertheless, we think they’re awesome!
Relax alone, with a partner or with friends… spend time reading, drinking, napping, or just watching television.
There are endless possibilities! Here are a few ways to design conversation pits that are modern and stylish.
Modern conversation pit
Conversation pit 70s
Conversation pits in the 1950s-1980s were more than just a part of a living room – they represented a cultural phenomenon that drew people in casually at home.
Conversation pit couch