9 Stunning Spaces Perfect for Hosting Holiday Gatherings
The holiday season is almost upon us! Though playing host to friends and family on these special occasions can be a demanding job, the spaces in these homes make it a little bit easier. From formal and spacious to effortless and intimate, there’s a setting for everyone.
This contemporary property on the Venice canals is a true showstopper. Your family and friends will be impressed from the moment they set foot into the spacious home with its 25 ft. tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and plethora of serene white space, ready for your art collection or minimalist aesthetic. The fascination will continue when you seat your guests at the unique, banquette-style dining set. After a holiday meal, take a stroll along the world famous canals.
What this Venice Walk Street bungalow may lack in actual square footage, it more than makes up for in charm. With a clever open space plan, hosting 8-10 people in the dining space is easy peasy. There is also an enviable amount of storage for `keeping everything you might need as a host, from tablecloths to serving spoons.
Who wouldn’t want to spend Thanksgiving in a charming Venice craftsman? For a casual get-together, set out appetizers on the kitchen peninsula or dine al fresco in the courtyard where you will feel as though you’ve been transported to Europe.
Hello, gorgeous chandelier and hello, barn doors! This dining room is fitting for a formal gathering with trendy design features and ample space.
Recently featured on Fox11 LA’s Hot Property, 2218 Grand Canal is a jewel of Venice. Not only does the kitchen feature a massive island (set out platters buffet style for laid back festivities) with a one-of-a-kind, live edge built in dining table (perfect for sit down dinners), this home also boasts the largest rooftop deck on the canals. Holding this record means you can and should entertain in the space whenever weather possibly permits it. And in Venice, that’s more often than not.
High-end European appliances and abundant natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows makes cooking a holiday feast enjoyable. With the open concept space, your dining table with seating for 8+ people is just steps away. After dinner, you and your guests can take in the views and sea air from the rooftop deck.
No walls to divide you! This open space is perfect for entertaining. Your guests can mingle with each other and you while the food is being prepared with a flow between kitchen, dining, living and outdoor living that is completely seamless.
Indoor? Outdoor? Why not both! We’re so lucky here in LA to have incredible weather year round which means it’s rare to have a holiday when it’s too cold to go outside. Outdoor living and dining spaces are extensions of a home’s square footage and this contemporary home at 865 Warren in Venice has plenty of both! Your guests will have room to spread out and relax.
Another open space plan can be found at 2482 Glyndon Avenue in Venice. This table seats 10 comfortably. The eating area is flanked by the sitting area and the kitchen. It’s an ideal venue for hosting friends and family. And with crucial features — including a pot filler, professional grade stainless steel fridge and range, the kitchen is sure to delight any home chef.