Whether hosting a quiet, casual meal for two or a formal dinner for a crowd, the dining room is an essential space in the welcoming modern home. From classical to contemporary, subtly elegant to strikingly artistic, these dining rooms encourage everyone to gather ‘round the table.
1 of 10 | Round Hill Manor
Perched on the crest of a plateau in Greenwich, Round Hill Manor is widely regarded as one of this rarefied community’s greatest estates. The residence spans an impressive 17,603 square feet and is filled with exceptional quality and a timeless character. In its august dining room, an ornate marble fireplace, classical moldings, travertine floors, and an enchanting bay window combine in a rare ambience of elegance and warmth.
$39,900,000 | 521 Round Hill Road, Greenwich, CT 06831 | VIEW LISTING
2 of 10 | Los Angeles Contemporary Château
This 7,600-square-foot contemporary hillside home is enveloped by the lush landscape of Southern California and enjoys views of city lights and mountains. Its expansive interiors are distinguished by a unique style that combines elegant formality with modern creativity and whimsy. Spacious and inviting, its formal dining room balances the classicism of handsome parquet flooring and a striking coffered ceiling with distinctive wall treatments and an artful chandelier.
$14,600,000 | Studio City, CA 91604 | VIEW LISTING
3 of 10 | Amagansett Atelier 22
Steps from the Devon Yacht Club and Napeague Bay in Amagansett, this inviting modern retreat boasts a striking modern façade, within which are 5,500 square feet of carefully designed and configured interior spaces, including seven bedrooms. Beneath a dramatic vaulted ceiling with sturdy rustic beams, the dining room is open to the custom-crafted chef’s kitchen, facilitating easy, gracious entertaining and day-to-day living. Wood, stone, glass, and metals combine to create an intriguing variety of colors and textures.
$4,995,000 | 22 Pepperidge Lane, Amagansett, NY 11930 | VIEW LISTING
4 of 10 | Los Angeles Stunning Modern Jewel
Secluded in a prestigious gated community, this five-bedroom estate was extensively, impeccably remodeled in 2017, and the result is a modern masterpiece. The formal dining room exemplifies sleek, self-assured style, with a built-in buffet and bar, eye-catching contemporary pendant lighting, and two sets of doors offering views of and access to a lush lawn, the tennis court, and the infinity-edge saltwater pool and spa.
$12,750,000 | $12,750,000 | VIEW LISTING
5 of 10 | Elegant Santa Fe Sanctuary
Designed for gracious Southwestern living, this singular estate on storied Canyon Road combines warmth, charm, and true elegance. In scale and detail, it recalls a regal European manor, but careful planning and a well-considered floor plan have resulted in an inviting home affording serenity, seclusion, and relaxation. The formal dining room has a subdued but undeniable elegance and, like many other rooms in the home, is inextricably linked with the views and the landscape.
$4,999,000 | 1243 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 | VIEW LISTING
6 of 10 | Ornate Palm Beach Jewel
This impressive Venetian-style villa epitomizes the splendor and grace of Palm Beach. Located in a prestigious area of particularly refined estates near Worth Avenue, the home has a well-proportioned floor plan of approximately 12,600 square feet, with breezy loggias, stately colonnades, French doors, graceful arches, regal columns, grand stairways, and barrel tile roofing. The captivating dining room, which seats up to 22 guests, features hand-painted ceiling accents, ornamental iron doors, and a mirror that reflects candlelight.
$14,250,000 | 210 El Vedado Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480 | VIEW LISTING
7 of 10 | Romantic Santa Barbara Villa
The ambience of the Tuscan countryside pervades this elegant villa in the hills of Santa Barbara. Designed and built in the 1930s by architect Wallace Frost, it boasts six restful bedrooms, nine fireplaces, a media room, multiple libraries, relaxing terraces, abundant natural light, and views of the ocean and mountains. Warmed by a fireplace with a stately surround, the formal dining room blends refinement and rugged Old World elements, featuring a sophisticated palette of hewn stone and whitewashed wood.
$45,000,000 | Montecito, CA 93108 | VIEW LISTING
8 of 10 | The Emily Trevor Mansion in NYC
Constructed in 1928 and renovated in 2010, this 12,173-square-foot, five-bedroom Georgian Revival townhouse has been updated for luxurious living—including a rooftop terrace, a gym, and a sauna—while retaining the elegance of its early-American classicism. This respect for tradition is especially evident in the formal dining room, with its warm wood floors, regal fireplace, bay window, and ceiling boasting Adam-style decorative plasterwork and figurative scenes set within cartouches.
$23,500,000 | 15 East 90th Street, New York, NY 10128 | VIEW LISTING
9 of 10 | Unprecedented California Compound
In one of the Bay Area’s most prestigious communities, this rare 11-acre compound enjoys a peaceful setting amid native California flora yet is only 10 miles from San Francisco. The unique 13,635-square-foot home at its heart is a veritable anthology of natural materials, displaying respect for the environment without abandoning a dedication to style. The formal dining room has an earthy, organic feel, featuring a unique relationship of stone, plaster, wood, sunlight, and glass doors opening effortlessly to the outdoors.
$25,000,000 | Corte Madera, CA 94925 | VIEW LISTING
10 of 10 | Wine Country Contemporary
In the heart of Napa Valley wine country, this 6,500-square-foot contemporary masterpiece exemplifies artful organic architecture and minimalist modernist design. The heart of the home is a generous space where sophisticated dining and living areas flow together easily, in a configuration perfectly suited for entertaining. A striking sculptural light fixture anchors the dining space with drama, and expanses of glass blur the boundary between indoors and out.