Gather ‘Round the Dining Room Table

The holiday season is always busy. From gift shopping and baking, to preparing for family gatherings, opportunities to sit down and relax are sometimes few and far between.  Luckily, there is one part of the season that never fails to bring the day’s nonstop activities to a halt, and it all starts in the dining room.

A home-cooked, holiday meal is the one drawing force that makes everyone pause and come together in this central part of the home. Between the delicious aromas, constant chatter and beloved traditions, the atmosphere in every dining room during this time of year is always vibrant.  As you begin to prepare your own holiday feast, here are five dining rooms of all shapes, sizes and styles to inspire that hungry appetite for the season.

325 Canaan Road—Salisbury, CT

If your family gatherings tend to get crowded, this elegant home in Salisbury, Connecticut offers a bright and airy dining room with plenty of space.  The antique, yet modern style of the classic residence flawlessly reflects the ambiance of this exquisite gathering space, where sleek, contemporary features accompany an overall established atmosphere of tradition—perfect for a Thanksgiving meal among the generations.

1367 Flagler Drive—Mamaroneck, NY

Drink in the view this holiday season in the magnificent dining room of this Mamaroneck waterfront property.  Enjoy commanding views of the Long Island Sound that stretch all the way across to the New York City skyline.  Whether entertaining multiple guests, or simply enjoying a traditional meal with the immediate family, the unforgettable location of this residence is sure to leave a lasting impression on your dining experience.

759 Hancock Road—Williamstown, MA

It’s a holiday escape in the country at this Williamstown estate located on 100 acres of countryside surrounded by breathtaking mountain views of the Berkshire Hills.  The chances of having a white Christmas, and maybe even a white Thanksgiving, are high at this residence. Watch the snow gracefully fall outside the dining room’s large window, while enjoying a fine dinner amid an atmosphere of sheer rustic charm.

32 Lincoln Lane—Purchase, NY

Feast in luxurious style at this sophisticated Purchase, NY estate, which boasts a dining room ideal for entertaining.  Constructed in 2007, this home offers incredible amenities including a bowling alley, an in-home movie theatre and more.  No matter how many guests are visiting, there is something for everyone at this incredible residence. And of course, when the delicious aromas of dinner make their way through the home, all will venture back to the smooth, chic style of this beautiful dining room.

1170 Hulls Farm Road—Southport, CT

Just minutes from downtown Westport, Southport Village and multiple shopping opportunities, lies this unique 20-acre private estate neighboring the peaceful solitude of Sasco Creek and Aspetuck Land Trust.  Celebrate the holidays in a cozy, country setting, surrounded by the unique architectural blend of traditional New England charm and the modern comforts of today.  Love the harvest style of this dining room table setting?  Here are more Thanksgiving table tips for you to try.

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