5 Homes Perfect for Entertaining

The holiday season may be over, but luxury real estate owners know that entertaining opportunities never end. Having the right home for a dinner with friends or a party is absolutely essential for a great time. Luckily, these five homes are all perfect for the occasion.

1. A Montauk retreat with a view

1. A Montauk retreat with a view


Overlooking the 13th hole of the famous Montauk Downs Golf Club, this extraordinary Carl Fisher Tudor style residence offers its owners a one of a kind getaway only minutes from renowned Montauk Village. Those with an appreciation for fine architecture will find this home particularly appealing. With highly detailed French doors, customized wainscoting and stunningly designed windows, there is truly no other house quite like it. A gourmet kitchen, open den and multi-level deck, meanwhile, leaves every entertaining option open.

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2. A Southampton country estate

2. A Southampton country estate


Not every home provides the quiet relaxation of the country only a short drive from the beach, but this Southampton estate certainly does. Set on more than three acres of thriving land, this mansion features an oversized kitchen, a library, a wine cellar, an expansive living room and everything else necessary for hosting both a small, quiet get together and a sprawling bash. The owner need not worry about running out of space. The guest wing has five suites, and a rear staircase to the second floor reveals four more bedrooms.

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3. A private estate in Sag Harbor

3. A private estate in Sag Harbor


There is privacy, and then there is this immaculate masterpiece of a home. Designed by the famous David Scott and set on nearly three acres of gardens and luscious wildlife, this six bed, seven bathroom estate is a refined entertainer's dream. Past the main foyer, an incredible Belgian marble fireplace commands attention in a double height living room, while on the other side, the spacious family room's French doors let even the biggest party breathe on the secluded, private grounds featuring bluestone patios and a heated gunite pool and spa.

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4. A city dweller's paradise in San Francisco

4. A city dweller's paradise in San Francisco


San Francisco is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, and this three bedroom, three bath Tudor-style beauty on Union St. is one of the city's true gems. Chestnut St. and its many cafes and shops is only a few blocks away - this is truly the perfect home for a walker - but staying home is equally compelling. Guests will find a charming kitchen, a family room that opens onto the garden, and, at the top of the house, a roof deck with expansive views of the city and the bay.

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5. A Lake Arrowhead trophy estate

5. A Lake Arrowhead trophy estate


Luxury incarnate. This incredible waterfront estate on Lake Arrowhead, an exclusive sports getaway not far from Los Angeles, is truly magnificent. With 10 bedrooms and 17 baths, there is plenty of space for guests who will undoubtedly want to stay the night - or two nights, or three. Everything about this home is dazzling, from the 22-car showroom garage, to the spectacular mountain and lake views, to the world-class craftsmanship of the marble counters and exotic wood floors. A professional chef's kitchen assures all dining done here is fine dining.

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