Being home for the holidays means something a little different this year. As we head into the final days of 2020, a comfortable and charming home is sure to be an even more important part of our festive celebrations. As we look ahead to cozy winter evenings, we’re happy to highlight and share a curated selection of luxury homes that will make being home for the holidays enthralling. All are part of Howard Hanna’s Homes of Distinction program.
This extravagant home is a delight during every season, including during the holidays. The high ceilings and open floor concept on the main level immediately make the home feel grand and special. Its expansive windows will provide great views of any whimsical winter weather, as well as a steady supply of natural light. A gas fireplace will further enhance the festive spirit when you settle in by the fire on cold days. The elegant kitchen and well-appointed owner’s suite exude modern luxury. Once decorated with your holiday favorites, this home is sure to be a space of peace and joy!
Meticulously crafted, this show-stopping home offers spectacular design and features that are perfect for this time of year. The serene wooded setting of this one-of-a-kind home immediately sets the scene for the most wonderful time of the year. Its floorplan includes four bedroom suites and a gathering kitchen complete with vaulted ceilings and high-end appliances. Perfectly appointed living and dining spaces await in the open and light-filled great room. A gas fireplace further ensures that your evenings here will be merry and bright!
With the look and feel of a holiday movie setting, Wingspread Farm is an equestrian enchantment boasting nearly 84 sprawling acres of rolling meadows and wooded land. The stone manor house features a completely custom interior that makes use of rich woods and marble in its design. Stone patios and walkways flow between the main house and pool, with a well-appointed pool house and summer kitchen for seasonal enjoyment. During the holidays, however, you are sure to enjoy the multiple wood-burning and gas fireplaces found throughout the home. Convenience, charm, and leisure all await you at this custom masterpiece of an elegant estate, which is ready for your holiday decorating plans!
Artfully designed and newly completed, this luxury build is a true gem. With hardwood floors and handcrafted woodwork featured throughout the home, everything from the gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook to the owner’s suite is a stunning masterpiece. The beamed and vaulted ceilings ensure an abundance of space for creative holiday decorating, and multiple porches and decks offer additional opportunities for festive displays. And once the decorations are all placed, a fire pit terrace and a covered porch with fireplace extend the season for gathering outdoors!
This Tuscan farmhouse-style ranch home is another stunning example of how vast properties make delightful holiday homes. Set on 36 acres of land, this house features an exposed aggregate courtyard entry, a massive great room with wood-burning stone fireplace and adjacent covered patio, a huge kitchen with warm breakfast room, and other amazing spaces that will make it easy to ring in the holidays. The completely finished lower level includes a large bar, a theater room that seats ten, and two bowling alleys! While you are likely to enjoy most of your time indoors during the winter, outside you can drive golf balls from the two tee boxes, gather around the fire pit, or take a relaxing stroll on the beautiful grounds. This remarkable property is the perfect venue for holiday celebrations!
The stone fireplace and dramatic vaulted ceiling in the family room of this spectacular home offer the perfect backdrop for holiday décor. Prepare your favorite recipes with ease in the massive eat-in kitchen, which features a wrap-around deck, high-end appliances, a granite-topped island, a wet bar with wine cooler, dual ovens, a gas range, and dual dishwashers. After the festivities, retreat to the owner’s wing, which includes another fireplace, a sitting area, and a luxurious slate bath with spa tub and walk-in shower. For these reasons and more, we recommend this incredible home for your holiday celebrations!
Enjoy a holly and jolly December in this truly beautiful home, where high ceilings and attention to detail are just the start of a long list of luxurious amenities. For the holidays, the living room and paneled den with fireplace are sure to become your favorite spots to unwind. The family room also features a spectacular stone fireplace, and the kitchen offers a fantastic design that will make it easy to prepare your favorite meals and snacks. For those nights when a warm bath sounds just right, the soaking tub in the owner’s suite is the perfect retreat. Should you feel brave enough to venture outdoors during the winter, an amazing covered patio with a massive log-burning fireplace awaits you, along with a total of 7.9 private acres.
Built on a lake lot overlooking a golf course, this custom home features outstanding spaces to celebrate this season. Hand-scraped hickory flooring extends throughout the house, and the impressive great room is nothing short of fantastic, with a gas-burning stone fireplace and delightful views that are sure to make this a favorite spot to hunker down and enjoy a cozy month of festivities. A gourmet kitchen features custom cream cabinetry, granite surfaces, a center island, a breakfast bar, and more, ensuring that you will be eating as well as celebrating in style. And should you ever tire of the great room, not to worry! The walk-out lower level is finished with a beautiful rec room, a built-in entertainment center with a projector and screen, and another gas log fireplace. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy the holidays, and to ring in the New Year!
You can discover more luxury homes that offer fabulous spaces for the holidays in Howard Hanna’s Homes of Distinction program via our extensive collection of eBrochures.