Looking at the photo below, you’d certainly think that this home’s lower level Family Room was positively cavernous.
However, given that the room is only 24′ x 12′, that distant-looking Fireplace is at most . . . 24′ away — less if you assume that the photographer didn’t take the photo flush with the opposite wall.
Adding insult to
injury disappointment: the room has low overhead, too (I’d estimate well under 7′ — the threshold for counting as legally finished square feet).