Feeling like you may need to upgrade your entertaining space before the next holiday season? Here, we present 5 Seacoast homes to host holiday dinners...all have fabulous cooking, dining and mingling areasfor celebrations that are flawless and unforgettable!
The holidays are often stressful, especially when you're planning the perfect party to celebrate with your favorite people. From shopping to cooking, serving to cleaning and, of course, making sure everyone is having a great time. If your current home doesn't have the 'right' space, it may be time to make a change!The good news is, you have a year to figure it out.
You may want a home with more living space to accommodate all of your guests comfortably. All 5 of these properties (4 of which are actively for sale and listed by our team!) have enough room tohost a large group. Most of them have the added benefit of multiple entertaining areas, which flow seamlessly from one to the next.
210 South Road, Rye Beach NH| 7 Beds, 5+ Baths, 7,468 SF, $3,250,000
Its formal dining room offers beautiful architectural details and a high beam ceiling. Simply elegant and reminiscent of another era. You won't find another Seacoast home that evokes a greater sense of nostalgia.
133 Miller Avenue, Portsmouth NH| 5 Beds, 4+ Baths, 5,151 SF, $1,695,000
Nestled in the heart of Portsmouth, FW Hartford House combines fine Victorian elements with contemporary improvements. The entire residence is surrounded by brilliant gardens and found on a quiet, tree-lined street.
Its location is easily walkable to downtown in a neighborhood with a firm sense of place...a special corner of the city that embraces history, architecture, and timeless turn-of-the-century charm.
Inside, the rooms are light-filled and hand-crafted, complemented by creative built-ins. The kitchen, with Wolf and Subzero appliances, has a 9-foot soapstone island with farm sink, polished nickel fixtures, custom shaker cabinetry, and new maple flooring.
And, adjacent to the kitchen, a fabulous casual dining area with Brazilian cherry countertops, bar sink, and a wine refrigerator. Its understated elegance and design merited a stop on the Music Halls Annual Kitchen Tour in 2013. Hands down, one of our all-time favorite kitchens!
45 Church Road, Rye Beach NH| 3 Beds, 3+ Baths, 7,258 SF, $3,475,000
One of the magnificent oceanside estates so prominent in the Rye Beach Precinct! The property sits on 1.2 acres of well-manicured lawn and is bordered by mature trees and woodland, creating a private seaside retreat.
This gated estate elicits memories of days when summer residents strolled the lane on their way to and from the Ocean. Inside, detailed architecture adorns every room...
The expansive kitchen, complete with white lacquered custom cabinetry and high-end appliances is perfect for creating a gourmet meal for guests.
Later, transition to the elegant formal dining room featuring a hand-crafted natural wood bar and china cabinet with inlaid granite covering the entire South wall of the room. An impressive venue for treating your family and friends to a magnificent holiday celebration!
23 Squier Drive, North Hampton NH| 4 Beds, 4+ Baths, 5,699 SF, $1,295,000
This elegant home is tucked away on 4+ acres at the end of Mill Place, a cul-de-sac neighborhood of fine Seacoast residences. Well maintained and dialed in with recent improvements, its ideal for anyone seeking a large yet manageable property to suit a busy life.
Inside, you'll find an optimal blend of casual areas for everyday family living and more formal spaces for entertaining guests. The main living area was recently updated with a stunning palette of fresh paint and chic lighting fixtures.
Its spacious, smart kitchen was transformed into an open, bright space with linen white cabinetry, custom subway tile accents and quartz countertops with a gleaming new stainless-steel sink and faucet. A stylish bar (with both mini beverage and wine refrigerators) is conveniently sited between the breakfast nook, dining, and family rooms.
While savoring a home-cooked meal in the dining room, your guests will enjoy the sights and sounds of two crackling fires in the nearby family and living rooms. Really, an ideal setting to host holiday dinners!
151 Atlantic Avenue, North Hampton NH| 4 Beds, 3+ Baths, 5,490 SF, Currently Off Market
This Spanish Revival style residence is privately tucked away on more than four acres with Mill Pond frontage and a dock. Its Mediterranean architecture is immediately impressive with remarkable exterior stonework, clay roof, enchanting arches, and French doors.
Consistent with the rest of this extraordinary property, the kitchen has been fashioned with a European design. The high-end appliances, large walk-in pantry, and custom cabinetry reflect the international feel of 151 Atlantic Avenue.
The 19 by 31-foot dining room was designed for elaborate entertaining...here, elegant built-ins with cabinetry for storage and display anchor the entryway to an extraordinary, separate butler's pantry. Imagine hosting your next holiday dinner here?
For more information about Seacoast homes to host holiday dinners, from Thanksgiving and Christmas to Fourth of July barbecues, please contact a member of our real estate sales team. At Tate & Foss Sothebys International Realty, we pride ourselves on having in-depth knowledge of our market area. Wed like to share that insight with you.