With Thanksgiving right around the corner, holiday gatherings of all kinds are happening left and right. While you may have the right décor, delicious food and an ideal musical playlist lined up for the night, without the perfect home setting, a party cannot succeed. Friends, family and fabulous flexibility comprise the very essence of these five residences with floor plans and amenities that epitomize the environment of a party-friendly atmosphere. Let the holiday celebrations commence!
33 Ore Hill Road—Kent, CT
An intelligent design fit for both large and small-scale entertaining graces the interior of this Litchfield County home, located in an extremely private setting just minutes away from small-town shops, restaurants, galleries and other local attractions. The handcrafted shingle and stone residence, which boasts approximately 14,000 square feet of space, includes a feature-rich main house with accompanying lower-level deluxe guest quarters. Invite the extended family over for Thanksgiving! Between the exquisite views, extensive kitchen and overall welcoming atmosphere, it’s nearly impossible not to have an enjoyable time.
175 West Norwalk Road—Norwalk, CT
This stunning Norwalk home has a sprawling, flexible floor plan with two stunning living rooms and a stately dining room ideal for the usual schmoozing and extravagant meals associated with the upcoming holiday season. A truly elegant residence, the 1942 Colonial features many exciting architectural details, including two unique fireplaces, one of which is in the kitchen, creating a cozy spot for cooking and catching up with the family. In addition, the residence offers five bedrooms with ample space to host family and friends who have traveled far distances.
65 West Clinton Avenue—Irvington, NY
Located on over an acre of land with Hudson River views in Irvington, NY, this prewar English Manor estate exudes wonderful interior designs and spaces for entertaining, offering both antique elegance and modern comforts. The home’s formal dining room has a style reminiscent of its historic roots, and includes plenty of space for a large Thanksgiving meal. Downstairs, the residence’s finished lower level includes several entertainment-friendly amenities such as a media room, music room, kitchen, wine room and more.
274 Indian Mountain—Lakeville, CT
With 38 sweeping acres overlooking a meadow and distant hills, this Lakeville mountain home serves as a holiday haven for all friends and family. The edgy, barn-style contemporary residence is sleek in design, and features a soaring great room with floor to ceiling windows and a two-story fireplace—the perfect place to gather. The kitchen is sleek, modern and fully equipped for a large family meal, while a temperature-controlled wine cellar leaves no excuse to not pop open that bottle of wine and indulge. The property even contains an entirely livable, two-bedroom guest house for visitors to stay while enjoying the holiday festivities.
88 Humiston Drive—Bethany, CT
Hosting Thanksgiving, or any holiday celebration for that matter, is effortless while enjoying the remarkable open floor plan and welcoming features of this contemporary home in Bethany, CT. The park-like estate, which includes a main house in addition to a carriage house with a finished second-story apartment, has favorable home entertaining amenities, boasting a great room with soaring ceilings, as well as formal living and dining rooms. Interior balconies off the great room and living room also provide great places to wander, with a cocktail in hand, of course. The residence even has a ballroom-sized dance floor on the lower level—that’s one way to get the party started!