6 gorgeous homes perfect for entertaining
Nyack, New York. This six-bedroom 1878 Victorian stands on an acre of Hudson River shoreline. Entertainment features include a front living room with fireplace and a kitchen with marble counters connected to a breakfast nook and a formal dining room, set up to seat 12.
The stone patio has views of lawns and the river, and a converted carriage house holds a one-room studio apartment. $2,295,000. Richard Ellis, Ellis Sotheby's International Realty, (914) 393-0438.
Condon, Montana. Salmon Prairie Ranch, a four-bedroom lodge featured in Log Home Living, overlooks the Swan River, Mission and Swan Mountains, and Continental Divide. The main living space features a cathedral ceiling, a stone fireplace, and black-walnut floors; the dining area has a unique chandelier; the basement includes a bar, media room, and family room.
Outside on the 125-acre property are stone decks, gardens, meadows, forest, river frontage, and a three-bedroom caretaker's home. $2,950,000. Bill McDavid, Hall and Hall, (406) 542-3762.
Monticello, Indiana. This 1997 shingle-style home sits by the Tippecanoe River. The house has six bedrooms, a great room with two-story ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, a chef's kitchen, and a dining area seating at least nine.
The 132-acre property has a guesthouse, two boathouses, a horse barn, a basketball court, a fishing cabin, and a bass pond. $4,500,000. Laura Topp, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, (773) 419-0076.
Brooklyn. Set in the Clinton Hill neighborhood, this two-family modern brownstone comprises a three-bedroom triplex and a lower-level two-bedroom duplex. The triplex, with high ceilings and walnut floors, features a living room with built-in entertainment wall and stepped-tray ceiling and a marble-countered chef's kitchen connected to the dining area.
Outdoor space includes a garden, two roof decks, balconies, and a front porch. $2,750,000. Christina Abad, Douglas Elliman Real Estate/The Lindsay Barton Barrett Team, (917) 287-2823.
New Hope, Pennsylvania. Barenhaus ("Bear House") was built in 2019 on 6.4 wooded acres. The 7,400-square-foot, open-plan farmhouse has a dining area seating at least 12, a chef's kitchen with double appliances and an island seating eight, a wine room, and a great room with fireplace and multiple French doors.
Outside are a wraparound deck with fireplace, a patio, yards, and a three-car garage with a loft space. $3,895,000. Douglas Pearson, Kurfiss/Sotheby's International Realty, (267) 907-2590.
Detroit. A recent renovation gave this seven-bedroom 1922 Tudor new framing, HVAC, electric, kitchen, and bathrooms. Original details include a 400-square-foot fountain room with historic Pewabic tile, and the new gourmet kitchen features a butler's pantry, wine/coffee bar, and connection to the breakfast room and dining room.
The half-acre double-corner lot has mature trees and a two-car garage. $439,995. Joy Santiago Clark, Dwellings Unlimited, (313) 980-0400.