This is the core of the home. At the very center of this space, set into the travertine floor, is an imported hand-carved floor medallion based on a German Renaissance rosette design. An oil painted mural executed in 15th century Renaissance style graces the pendentive dome ceiling; a strong rich palette of jeweled tones portray classical figures and painted landscapes and the "Joys of Life": music, dance, courtship, and family. Through the oculus sits a gold-leafed cupola with cobalt blue windows divided by hand carved marble columns.
Four soaring arches frame the eighteen foot square space that is sectioned into several conversation zones. Comfortable, intimate seating flanks the enormous fireplace on either side along with an oversized leather ottoman. Two curved Renaissance-inspired couches covered in fabrics of gold, cobalt blue, and deep red beckon visitors to sit.