Every year, family members from all across the country reunite over an extravagant feast to give thanks and appreciate each other’s company. No matter what the tradition, Thanksgiving celebrations of all kinds come from the warmth of the heart and the heart of the home—the kitchen.
In honor of Thanksgiving, here are seven kitchens, all with different styles and features perfect for cooking that infamous turkey meal. Whether entertaining many guests, or simply enjoying a quiet dinner with close family members, both residents and visitors will find many reasons to be thankful in the kitchens within each of these homes.
Cook and Catch Up
Are you the designated chef this Thanksgiving? Don’t miss a beat while cooking in one of these three spacious kitchens that are ideal for entertaining lots of guests. With these kitchens’ sleek, top-notch appliances, long counters, center islands and overall well-designed open-floor plans that blend effortlessly with the living room, the day’s hosts can prepare the meal and socialize all at the same time. Take part in the laughter and typical Thanksgiving Day “catch up” chatter, and even watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, without ever having to leave the turkey’s side.
15 Smiths Neck Road—Old Lyme, CT
81 Island Avenue—Madison, CT
4 Hill Top Drive—Port Chester, NY
Prepare your meal in an old-world setting at these two antique homes that boast fully renovated, high-end kitchens ideal for cooking a gourmet Thanksgiving feast. Both the timeless tradition of the holiday and this cooking atmosphere are sure to make your day relaxing (even if you’re the main chef) and meal delicious.
58 Saw Mill Road—Litchfield, CT
205 South Street—Middlebury, CT
No excuses! In this gourmet kitchen, there’s plenty of room to help contribute to the Thanksgiving meal without getting in the chef’s way. A strategic and unique design that incorporates multiple separate counters in an overall large area encourages the presence of more than one cook in the kitchen. Whether they are baking a pie or simply washing the dishes, a kitchen design like this is ideal for holiday hosts looking for helpers.
77 Bayberry Lane—Westport, CT
Break It In
Picture it now—the crispy turkey, scrumptious mashed potatoes, gravy and sweet potato pie warming the counters of this newly constructed Rye home’s dreamy kitchen. Be the first to cook with the first-class appliances and amenities present in the bright, airy space of this stone and shingle style home. Its custom millwork and cabinetry, as well as its expansive counters, offer just the right atmosphere for cooking a Thanksgiving meal with effortless elegance.
241 Milton Road—Rye, NY