Wow your guests: 7 of the most amazing properties for luxury entertaining
The clocks have gone back, shorter days are upon us and the festive season is just around the corner. Many of us look to host gatherings and parties for family and friends at this time of the year. Elegant dining rooms are often the secret to holding the greatest parties as well as outdoor gardens with cosy seating and warm fireplaces.
We take a look at seven perfect homes for entertaining, all with their very own unique dining spaces ideal for intimate get togethers or larger celebrations.
Sophie Ashby designed penthouse at The Floral Court Collection. London
Spread across nearly 5,000 square feet, the penthouse has a strong sense of understated luxury, craftsmanship and features bespoke furniture by British artisans, commissions from British artists as well as four private terraces offering striking views of famous London landmarks including The Houses of Parliament and The London Eye. Sophie Ashby’s eponymous studio curated each room around art, with paintings dictating the colour palette, materials and sumptuous furnishings used throughout.
Price: GBP20 million
Tel: +44 (0)20 73951350
Banyan Tree Residences Riverside Bangkok, Thailand
A stunning 3-bedroom freehold apartment of 248 square metres (2,669 square feet) on a high floor with sweeping Chao Phraya River views at the Banyan Tree Residences Riverside Bangkok. Featuring a large open-plan kitchen and living area with double-aspect floor-to-ceiling windows and 3-metre high ceilings, the entire apartment exudes a feeling of light and space.
Contact details: Christie’s International Real Estate, +66 (0)2 649 2619
South Quay Plaza, London
Residents at South Quay Plaza will have incredible views across London’s fireworks from the stunning 56th floor bar and terrace, offering views of the city skyline (pictured below). South Quay Plaza is a landmark development designed by world leading architects Foster + Partners.
Price: Prices from £895,000 for a one bed
Tel: 020 3468 2456
Sunset Ridge, Colorado, United States
Sunset Ridge’s sense of arrival can only be described as awe-inspiring – cliff-side, on a private peninsula with a breathtaking mountainous panorama. The residence‘s bold, yet simplistic, linear architecture naturally draws a first time visitor to a glass, entryway door offering a first hint of the refinement of finishes and viewscape beyond.
Contact details: Christie’s International Real Estate, (970) 728-1606
Lillie Square, Earls Court. London
Lillie Square is the first chapter of the Earls Court Masterplan designed by Sir Terry Farrell. Set around a new garden square, designed by Chelsea Flower Show winner Andy Sturgeon, Lillie Square offers 808 finely crafted homes. Facilities include a cocktail lounge, kids games room, ESPA branded spa, state of the art gym and cinema room.
Prices: From £820,000
Tel: +44 (0)20 7381 9800
Paradiso, Ticino, Switzerland
In the uphill residential area of Paradiso, in a quiet position with unique Lake Lugano view and mountains, is this luxury duplex-penthouse for sale. Exclusive materials used and unique design furnishing, all come together to create a perfectly luxurious environment and fulfil the needs.
Price: $7,330,577 USD
Tel: +41 (91) 601 04 50
The Alta Collection at The Dumont, Albert Embankment, London
The Dumont is the third and final phase by St James part of the Berkeley Group, located at the prestigious riverside address, Albert Embankment. The collection of six apartments known as the Alta Collection at The Dumont presents a final opportunity to purchase a home in this prime location in Zone 1.
The Alta Collection boasts four spacious bedrooms in each home and is defined by large, open plan living areas that are flooded with natural light. This is most evident in the living room which has a large bay window with panoramic views with a geometric glass sliding screen that separates the dining room.
This striking design feature, which characterises these residences, replaces traditional walls, creating a fluid living and entertaining space. All living areas and kitchens in the collection are orientated towards the river, maximising views, space and light.
Prices: From £6,950,000
Sales Enquiries: 020 8246 4190
Main image – Banyan Tree Residences Riverside Bangkok