The sitting area is designed to be a kind of family salon. Its focal point is the fireplace with a polished cast iron mantle int eh American Empire style of 1906. Bookcases, made of the stainless steel kitchen cabinets, flank the fireplace. Above the banquette hang six original chromolithographs of New York State vineyard grapes. The Doris Leslie Blau area rug is a Caucasian Kazak rule from the early 20th century.