Thanksgiving can be a tricky holiday to host, trying to fit the whole family into your home with room to eat, cook, and entertain. However, with the right floor plan and functional layout, holiday magic can be made. These homes for sale on the market right now present the absolute perfect conditions for hosting a holiday meal with your loved ones.
From formal dining rooms sure to impress guests, to spacious open kitchens, these five homes are turkey tested and holiday approved. Each has an amazing space for cooking and a communal meal, as well as space to adjourn after the eating is done. For every host who has ever been frustrated with how to host the perfect Thanksgiving with limited space or amenities, we give you the entertainer’s dream.
Listed by Meital Taub
This open concept Newport Beach home has turkey goals written all over it. Created by Brandon Architects and built by Pinnacle Custom Homes, the multi-floor design is centered around an expansive living, dining, and kitchen space with a stacked-stone fireplace exposed structural elements, and big windows.
High-end appliances, an oversized island with bar seating for friends and all of your holiday guests, and a catering area make prep and cooking for massive amounts of people a breeze.
Not to mention the 5 sets of sliding glass pocket doors that allow for perfect indoor/outdoor flow once everyone’s done with dinner. And if people want to break up the party later, the subterranean level includes a state-of-the-art home theater, gym, pub-style bar, and a wine room.
Listed by Elizabeth Wagner
Tucked away in arguably one of the best locations of North Tustin, this custom-built home was designed to impress your guests and keep the flow of people throughout the day efficient and enjoyable. The expansive dining area opens to a large balcony with 180-degree views so your guests can enjoy dinner and a view.
Meanwhile, the expansive kitchen has been carefully designed to make your day of cooking as seamless as possible with a chef’s sink, 8-burner Viking range and oven, built-in refrigerator, walk-in pantry, 2 dishwashers, coffee station, and your own beautiful views of Saddleback Mountain to keep you calm. Featuring over 6,000 square feet, the 5-bedroom home even includes a 2bd/1ba separate apartment for anyone who needs to stay the night!
Listed by Joanne Bunte
A Stoneridge Estates custom home, the timeless Architecture sets the perfect stage for a classic and unforgettable Thanksgiving. Two-story soaring ceilings throughout the main area bring in tons of natural light for your guests as you enjoy your sweet potato and green bean casseroles in the formal dining room. Host a cocktail hour in your temperature-controlled wine cellar or Great Room with a wet bar and fireplace – all adjacent to the kitchen.
And of course, this home has a gourmet kitchen with a center island, Viking appliances, custom cabinetry, stone countertops, walk-in pantry, butler’s pantry, and even a breakfast nook so your guests can keep you company while you cook.
Listed by Gary Ceasar
Dubbed “Castello Sulla Collina” or Castle On The Hill, this Tuscan style hilltop estate is situated on an elevated 2.9-acre lot with views and tons of privacy, perfect for your holiday soiree. At this home, we chose to have our Thanksgiving alfresco in the amazing entertainer’s backyard.
The sprawling yard is decked out with a pool, spa, waterfalls, and lazy river with a large grotto just in case the weather is perfect for a pool day. It also has a covered outdoor kitchen complete with dishwasher, refrigerator, and lots of cabinet space, an outdoor movie theater with high-speed cabling and surround sound, elegant wrought iron gazebo, limestone covered sundeck, and a multitude of covered and uncovered entertaining areas one of which has a large cozy fireplace.
And if that’s not enough to make the holidays special, inside you’ll find a huge gourmet kitchen with a large center island and cooktop accessible from two sides for cooking with friends and family, 3 dishwashers, granite counters and top-of-the-line appliances.
Listed by Philip DeMatteo
The stylish and modern kitchen is what caught our eye in this Rossmoor dream home. Featuring a wonderful open floor plan, the huge gourmet kitchen has gorgeously trendy cabinetry, Dacor kitchen appliances, a built-in fridge, double oven, microwave, kitchen range with griddle, warming drawer, and honed leathered quartzite countertops.
The beautiful kitchen opens to the family room with a grand stone fireplace and bar area with a wine fridge and KitchenAid ice maker so hosting is a breeze. Flanked by a cozy side yard outside French doors, the rear backyard features a large built-in jacuzzi with a waterfall feature, and built-in BBQ so you can take the party outside at any time before or after your feast.
Feeling jealous yet? If you and your family have outgrown your space and need something bigger and better for the holidays, start searching now. You never know when you might find the perfect home to fit your needs. For help finding your entertainer’s dream home, reach out and we’ll connect you with a First Team agent near you.