As 2017 draws to a close, all around the world people gather with their families and friends to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and share in welcoming a prosperous new year. Whether it is an intimate get together or grand party, homes are at the heart of these celebrations.
Last month, we explored homes with Classic Kitchens and Unforgettable Dining Rooms; and while crafting (and consuming) meals is an integral part of any holiday celebration, where you gather before, or retire to after with your party is just as special.
Whether it’s chestnuts or marshmallows roasting on an open fire, there is something special about gathering around the warmth and natural light of a glowing flame. In this contemporary masterpiece in Wilmington, North Carlolina, enjoy company around this sleek, exposed fire pit with a view of Masonboro Sound.
$11,995,000 USD | Calabasas, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage
Nestled in the exclusive Oaks of Calabasas, this Tuscan-inspired home in California features a spacious living/family room with exposed woodwork, spiraling chandeliers, and wall-sized sliding doors that lead out to a covered terrace. A room that lives up to its namesake, there are few things as welcoming and comfortable than a space like this.
The draw of fire crackling in the hearth isn’t dissimilar to that of an open fire pit. In this intimate space in the Netherlands, muted colors and low ceilings with visible beams mix to create a dark, but comfortable place to enjoy company and warmth – perfect for long, cold nights.
From classics like A Miracle on 34th Street to modern favorites like Elf, holiday films have long been a tradition in many households. In Sydney, this home brings the Hollywood experience into a private space; enjoy your favorite holiday classics, cinema-style, in this home theater.
From the Sotheby’s International Realty brand family to yours – happy holidays and a healthy new year.