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Heart of the Home: Dream Kitchens for Autumn Entertaining

Autumn is traditionally a season of turning inward—quite literally—as the family trades in Saturdays at the pool for indoor college football watching and pumpkin carving. The kitchen, of course, is where many autumn memories take place: baking pecan pies, making hot apple cider, roasting butternut squash and gathering around mom’s holiday hors d’oeuvre plate. They call it “the heart of the home” for a reason—it’s the place where everyone in the house comes together at the same time. And some kitchens are better at bringing people together than others. These eight dreamy kitchens from Coldwell Banker Previews International® could easily make your heart melt, your bellies expand and your loved ones clamor to unite under one roof.

490 W Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
$15,900,000 USD


Sometimes one kitchen just won’t do for a large extended family, so thankfully this palatial Atlanta estate has seven to choose from. The French Country-inspired main kitchen, however, is still the star of the household with its ornately carved ivory cabinetry, elegant sit-up bar, Viking 6-burner range, two copper sinks, Wolf deep fryer and steamer, two dishwashers, butler’s pantry and wine cooler.

19550 Cedarhurst
Deephaven, MN 55391
$9,900,000 USD

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This ultra modern, award-winning kitchen in Deephaven, Minn. has it all for the holidays: sleek countertops, convenient center island, double ovens and not one—but two—sinks. How could it not satisfy both the chef and the resident fashionista in the family? The views overlooking the lake certainly don’t hurt.

21 Midwood Drive
Greenwich, CT 06831
$10,850,000 USD

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The well-proportioned contemporary kitchen in this Greenwich stone manor house could have a cool and calming effect on your guests. They can pull up a chair around the spacious center island while the cook whips up a breezy meal. Plenty of cabinet and counter space make cooking easy too; while designer details create an atmosphere of refined elegance.

777 W Orange Road
Delaware, OH 43015 
$3,500,000 USD

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This gourmet kitchen in a custom-built 7-acre home in Ohio gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling. Perhaps it’s the spacious center island (perfect for family gathering). Or perhaps it’s all the high-end accoutrements: a Sub-Zero double refrigerator, a Wolf 6-burner gas range with grill, convenient double ovens, ice maker and warming drawers. Cooking a Thanksgiving feast at home never looked so easy…or luxurious.

4063 Donlon Road
Somis, CA 93066
$3,900,000 USD

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There is something so deeply comforting about this spacious Spanish-style chef’s kitchen in the heart of Somis, Calif., a sleepy agricultural town outside of Ventura. The upgraded kitchen houses a large center island, dual sinks for easy food preparation and a commercial grade range. But it’s the Old World details—from the wood beamed ceilings and ornate P.J. Milligan cabinetry to the Spanish tiles and Santa Barbara handmade lighting fixtures—that make you feel like this kitchen has seen centuries of rustic home cooking.

719 Walnut
Hinsdale, IL 60521
$3,125,000 USD

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Let’s just say it was love at first sight for this mid-century modern inspired kitchen in a Charles Vincent George reinvented home in Hinsdale, Ill. From the gray cabinetry and large center island to adjoining dining area—it’s minimal, it’s chic and oh-so-ready-for-holiday-entertaining.

4494 County Road 40
Granby, CO 80446
$5,485,000 USD

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This spacious ranch-style kitchen in Granby, Colo., with a Wolf gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and large center island with sit-up bar, will inspire countless conversations over the holidays.The beautiful viewsof a secluded meadow, the Continental Divide and Byers Peak only add to its warm and rustic ambiance.

53480 Del Gato Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253
$3,499,000 USD

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Don’t let the views of the lush 12th fairway or the dramatic Santa Rosa Mountains from this Palm Springs-area Mediterranean distract you from its true gem: a recently remodeled traditional-styled kitchen. You’ll have every amenity imaginable, ranging from three dishwashers to separate coffee station, butler’s station and hidden walk-in pantry open to the dining area and outdoors. Bonus: even if you and your guests are royally stuffed, you can simply work off the calories on the golf course the next day.

Which dream kitchen melts your heart?  Let us know in the comments below.  

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