Visions of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes are beginning to dance in our heads as we transition from Halloween to the official start of the holiday season. Here, we showcase six fantastic dining rooms that would inspire any elaborate feast.
This spectacular, 13,914-square-foot estate at the base of Aspen Mountain features an incredible, traditional-style dining room, with the snowy peaks as a backdrop. An ornate chandelier hangs from the vaulted, 30-foot, wood-beamed ceilings over the dining room, which offers ample space for the whole family. The adjacent gourmet chef’s kitchen makes replenishing the dishes or sneaking in for seconds more than convenient. There is even space at the kitchen counter to seat the little ones together. The feast segues perfectly to after-dinner cocktails by the crackling stone fireplace. Represented by Allie Lutz, Heather Sinclair, Chris Flynn and Lisa Hatem, the home is available for the first time ever, featuring nine bedrooms, 14 baths, a professional bar, game room, multi-level theater and rooftop hot tub.
Imagine your holiday feast, set along the white sands and turquoise waters of Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales. This 21,000-square-foot estate, represented by Ian Hurdle and Sean O’Neill, features a number of indoor/outdoor dining areas, the finest of which is on the fantastic upper level. Two sprawling dining tables are set between the magnificent chef’s kitchen and entertainer’s bar, opening to spacious terraces and far-reaching ocean views. After dinner, you can unwind in the pool, stroll the gardens or ascend to the rooftop deck and fire pit, ideal for stargazing.
Speaking of ocean views, this two-story “diamond in the sky” is situated along Hollywood’s iconic Boardwalk. Among its nearly 5,000 square feet of living space is the sun-drenched dining room, surrounded by magnificent, two-story arched windows and glass doors that frame the ocean views. Serving is a breeze from the contemporary, open chef’s kitchen, featuring ample counter space, expansive waterfall island, dual sinks and countertop seating. Entertaining continues on the terrace, where views stretch endlessly across the beach and ocean below. Represented by Angela Corrente, the home also boasts three bedrooms, five baths, a media room and loft.
Oceanside dining at its finest, this nine-bedroom retreat encompasses 262 feet of ocean frontage beside the One&Only Palmilla hotel. Sip cocktails in the stunning bar and lounge before feasting in the formal dining room, set amidst panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez. Serve from the chef-caliber kitchen and adjacent butler’s prep kitchen for the utmost convenience. Or enjoy dining on one of the alfresco terraces, finishing the evening around the oceanfront fire pit lounge. Represented by Janet Jensen, Jessica Moreira, Lew Gallo and Jonathan Ruiz, Casa Bahia Rocas also features an infinity-edged pool, two heated spas, swim-up bar, tennis court and exceptional in-villa services.
Walls of glass provide the dining table at this spectacular Bel Air home a rare glimpse of the Stone Canyon Reservoir. Take in the Lake Como-style views while enjoying the main course from the open, airy dining space nestled just above the gourmet kitchen. After dinner, indulge in dessert from one of the sprawling terraces, such as the nearly 2,000-square-foot rooftop deck with fire pits, Sonos surround sound and 270-degree views from the valley to the sea. Represented by Farah Levi, the home boasts eight bedrooms, an Italian chef’s kitchen, theater, gym, game room, walk-in wine cellar and 70’ infinity pool.
Views of Camelback Mountain enliven the dinner scene at this exceptional, new desert retreat set on 2.17 acres in the guard-gated Paradise Reserve enclave. Dine inside or out while taking in the desert vistas, sipping cocktails mixed at the stunning custom bar. Complete the evening at the poolside fire pit of this majestic four-bedroom home represented by Marilyn Cavanaugh and Jim Cavanaugh. Surrounded by native hillside and lush landscaping, the home boasts a chef-caliber kitchen, infinity-edged pool, spa, theater gym and putting green.