No matter what, when or how much you celebrate, the holiday season is always the dining room's chance to shine. Scroll down and feast your eyes, here are some of the best from our current listings north of NYC:
LARCHMONT | 16 Pryer Lane
Set on a rare full acre of prime waterfront barely a half-hour's commute from Manhattan, this graceful c.1911 Colonial boasts surreal views of Long Island Sound that culminate in a landscape-frame picture window behind the dining room table. The space, an architectural focal point which protrudes porch-style from the home's rear elevation, benefits from three exposures and easy egress to the spacious patio and pool area outside.
BEDFORD | 134 Pine Brook Road
Soaring above Blue Heron Lake, this striking Modern is a fresh take on fresh-waterfront style, again offering oversized windows and multiple exposures to pair your meals with Vitamin D in daytime or a calm moonlight reflection by night. A sweeping terrace, accessible out a pair of glass doors, boasts an outdoor kitchen—and a spa to retreat to over a post-dinner digestif.
GREENWICH | 15 Pinecroft Road
With a Christopher Peacock kitchen and this sleek space to enjoy its fruits (not to mention all other food groups ;), this 21st century Connecticut Colonial is an entertainer's dream. The dining room offers a fresh take on traditional walled-off layout, with a recessed fireplace for added ambiance.
NORWALK | 8 Woodland Road
Connecticut or Costa del Sol? With its Mediterranean flair and sweeping views of Long Island Sound, this classic coastal residence brings a bit of Marbella to the Fairfield County shoreline. Plaster walls, rounded doorways and brick-wood inlay floors accent the dining room of the c.1927 home, where we'd all be lucky to commence a Thanksgiving fête with a wedge of Manchego with membrillo over a good Tempranillo. (Schedule a showing and you'll feel poetic, too).
MILLBROOK | 539 Killearn Road
In the Hudson Valley, the dining room of this meticulously restored 1832 Colonial embrace a traditional sensibility as quintessentially American as Thanksgiving itself. Accented in restored architectural millwork and moulding, the richly-detailed space is a natural gathering place in the home, which sits on nearly 70 rolling acres boasting a barn, caretaker's cottage, formal gardens and demilune grotto.
SCARSDALE | 21 Sherbrooke Road
Form meets function at this unique Contemporary Colonial in Scarsdale's Murray Hill estate section, minutes from town and train. While the spacious eat-in kitchen more than checks the box for everyday eating, the formal dining room adds additional seating and a full wet bar, letting the host do their duties without stepping out momentarily on the company.
IRVINGTON | 2 Fargo Lane
The colorfully-appointed dining room of this classic Rivertowns manse brings intimate gathering space to a spacious home like no other. With its roaring fireplace, picture window and elegant chandelier soaring above, you'll struggle to leave the table—though there's 11,000 square feet to walk off the lingering affects of tryptophan without going out in the cold.