Do you see what I see?
A place to connect with PEOPLE without a TV? An opportunity to sit or lie down in various positions? Endless opportunities to move one's body using the stairs, the ledge, the couch and the floor?
The Conversation Pit went out of style in the 70’s as women complained men were looking up their skirts, drunken guests were falling over onto the couches, and toddlers had some tumbles.
I’ll get into this more in my book, but with some slight adjustments (such as the extending the width of the couches) we can bring back the sunken living room with more benefits than drawbacks.