Autumn always signals the start of something new: the school year, changing leaves and the busy holiday entertaining season. To celebrate what will surely be a seemingly endless dance of holiday parties and galas over the next two and a half months, Previews® Inside Out decided to collect a few of our favorite entertaining spaces in luxury properties currently listed by Coldwell Banker Previews International®.
From out-of-this-world outdoor settings to cozy sitting rooms touched by the warmth of a fireplace, these posh party spaces serve up style in grand fashion, giving future guests an experience of home they’ll never soon forget. So, sit back, pop the bubbly and prepare to be wowed!
2585 Riviera Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
You don’t build one of the largest ocean front estates in Laguna Beach and not have entertaining in mind. This 24,000 square feet masterpiece rests on over one acre, lending itself to the ultimate social setting. From the exquisite formal living and dining rooms to the ocean view family room and commercial kitchen with spacious dining area, banquet seating and beautiful oceanfront loggia, the home is a true California oasis for guests. And did we mention it has a glass guest house and a poolside cabana suite with full bath and private entry?
755 S Mashta Dr
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Guests who happen to attend an event at this newly constructed bayfront contemporary in Key Biscayne will certainly be able to have their cake and eat it too. Panoramic views of the Miami skyline, a rooftop garden with infinity edge pool and an alfresco dining area all create a magical party setting under the stars.
211 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02116
As far as formal entertaining goes, the Mason House is the crown jewel of Boston. Built in 1883 for Mr. and Mrs. William Powell Mason, the grand 13,398 square-foot townhouse and its magnificent music room hosted many of the world’s greatest musicians, composers, conductors and luminaries from 1891 to 1948. Nothing less than a tux or evening gown will do at the Mason House with its beautiful formal reception rooms and expansive roof terrace with panoramic city views.
1734 N Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90069
The sophistication of this sleek white-hot contemporary designed by Luca Colombo practically begs for dinner parties…the kind of dinner parties where someone famous inevitably shows up. Guests will be greeted with a cascading water feature leading to a striking two-story living room with a fireplace, and they will continue to be welcomed into the home by the warm glow of fire pits and expansive walls of glass opening to a pool, private patio and views overlooking L.A.
Chicago, IL 60610
One glance at the views from the formal dining room of this grand 7,200 square-foot Gold Coast property, and you’re likely to accept any invitation from the owner. After all, it’s simply an excuse to look over North Avenue Beach, Lake Michigan and the sparkling lights of downtown Chicago!
230 Barefoot Beach Blvd
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
One benefit to living in a tropical paradise like Florida is that you can take your holiday parties outdoors in the winter. Thanks to the outdoor ambiance of this bayfront Bonita Springs home, guests can trade their Santa sweaters for Tommy Bahama shirts and unwind with a Mai Tai in the pool cabana and bar. There is also a kitchen with seating for 10, a resort-style pool, rock formation waterfalls, an open grotto spa with multicolored lighting and music system, plus a waterslide for the kids.
2417 Sagamore Drive
Atlanta, GA 30305
There is something so original about this contemporary abode in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood—why wouldn’t you want to share it your closeset friends during the holidays? Inside, guests can mingle among large, open rooms and galleries on three levels. Or perhaps you want to take the party outside under a tent on the terrace level, which features second kitchen and entertainment area that opens to private courtyard area with salt water pool and spa.
Which of these residences would you most like to attend a party in?