By Kate Youde
For a big thanksgiving
The redwood ceiling of the formal dining room of 25 feet x 40 feet herein New Jersey Mansion features hand-carved designs depicting meat, vegetables, fruits and fish. The room is one of 58 in the sprawling 50,000-square-foot home, built in 1907 and recently restored. After feasting, guests may want to sleep in one of the 21 bedrooms, watch a movie in the home theater or have an after-meal walk in the 12-acre grounds. The imposing property is on the market for $ 33 million.
For a room with a view
The dining area of this striking property near the central Chilean coastal town of Los Vilos enjoy ocean views of the Pacific Ocean on three sides through floor-to-ceiling glass. The three-bedroom house was designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Ryue Nishizawa, a Japanese architect, and sits under a 50-foot-long corrugated concrete roof. It is listed for sale at 1.740 million pesos ($ 2.2 million), and is part of the country’s Ochoalcubo project that promotes innovative architecture.
For a cozy gathering
Enjoy lunch in front of a roaring fire The Hewletts, a Grade II-listed Georgian country house located within 45 acres near Cheltenham, UK. The dining room (main photo, top) has the high ceiling and sash windows typical of the period. For less formal meals, the light kitchen has a breakfast area. There is plenty of space for guests: there are six bedrooms plus a two-bedroom self-contained apartment in the main house, and a separate one-bedroom carriage house apartment. The property is priced at £ 7.5 million.
For rooms for all tastes
Located southeast of Marrakesh, the 11-bedroom Villa Rosy has eateries to suit every occasion. In addition to having not one, but two dining rooms inside – one next to the kitchen and one next to the central courtyard near the main lounge – the € 3.5 million property also has a nice outdoor dining area on a covered terrace overlooking the 2.3 acres. garden.
For a Merry Christmas
Thirsty dinners to this three bedroom Maltese house does not have far to go to open another bottle because the wine cellar is adjacent to the stone walled dining room. A large, sunny kitchen offers the cook enough space to prepare a special meal and has glass doors that open to the pool and terrace for outdoor entertaining. The asking price is € 1.8 million.
Savills Photos; Christie’s International Property; Chile Sotheby’s International Realty; Malta Sotheby’s International Realty