Wet bars illustrate the importance of a unity of form and function, serving both as attractive ornaments to a well-conceived living space and practical dispensers of cold beverages and good cheer.
Whether you are mixing a favorite cocktail at the end of a long day or entertaining close friends at a get-together in the game room, wet bars provide a welcome enhancement for your high-end home.
We hope that the following stylish examples drawn from Howard Hanna’s Homes of Distinction program leave you stirred, rather than shaken.
Resting on 1.3 pristine acres overlooking the third green at the Club at Nevillewood, this 14,000-square-foot residence is an entertainer’s paradise. You can take advantage of the lower level’s wet bar, wine cellar, and theater room, and then get a good night’s rest in an owner’s suite equipped with paneled closets, a yoga and massage room, a luxurious bath, and a private terrace with views for miles. Summer guests will appreciate the pool and sports court, as well as a terrace that doubles as a bandstand.
There are more than 6,270 square feet of luxurious living space at this masterpiece of design and craftsmanship, a serene retreat amid 4.1 private, wooded acres. Twenty-foot bi-fold patio doors blur the distinction between interior and exterior spaces, and the wet bar is an ideal gathering spot. Double islands, a dual convection oven, a six-burner gas stove with a skillet, an oversized refrigerator, and a walk-in pantry are among the highlights of the chef’s kitchen.
Nestled on a premium three-acre home site, this masterful French Manor is a residence of unrivaled quality. The main-level master suite is equipped with a fireplace, dual walk-in closets, and a spa-like bath with Travertine tile, two custom Habersham vanities, a walk-in shower with Starfire glass, and a soaking tub. You can mix a cool drink at either of two wet bars, or enjoy dining al fresco on a 1,300-square-foot patio with two covered pavilions and a Sabre natural gas grill and buffet.
This state-of-the-art Cheat Lake residence delivers a series of sophisticated spaces beyond your wildest imaginings. The main level incorporates a great room, a formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen with a walk-in pantry, and a private study. A sumptuous master suite is one of three second-level bedrooms, while the lower level holds a cutting-edge home theater, a modernistic wet bar, and a wine room.
This exquisite brick-and-stone residence is a smart home designed around an open floor plan, with high ceilings and seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. One of two master suites, the main-level master contains two walk-in closets with organizers and a spa-like bath with the first of the home’s four jetted tubs. The finished lower level is home to a custom wet bar, a temperature-controlled wine room, a mirrored exercise room, and an authentic movie room topped by a star-illuminated domed ceiling.
Constructed by J. Heintz Builders, this stunning five-bedroom home stands atop 1.28 acres in Madison Heights and features a modern, open floor plan with hardwood flooring throughout its main level. The kitchen features granite countertops, a java-stained island with seating for three, and a huge walk-in pantry, while the finished lower level holds a wet bar and a wine cellar. Topped by a twelve-foot ceiling, the master suite makes use of a spa-like bath with dual maple vanities, a tiled shower, and a jetted tub.
Custom-designed and just like new, this well-appointed home is designed around an open floor plan with ten-foot ceilings, oversized windows and doors, and detailed moldings. A granite-topped island, a walk-in pantry, and high-end stainless steel appliances are hallmarks of the gourmet kitchen, and a second outdoor kitchen by the in-ground pool is perfect for parties and summer fun. On the lower level, the finished game room features a wet bar, a wine cellar, a cozy fireplace, a fifth bedroom, and a full bath.
Incredible architectural elements and exquisite craftsmanship are on display at this stylish home, a former builder’s model with custom Brazilian hardwood floors and a maple-and-granite kitchen equipped with stainless steel Electrolux appliances. The finished lower level incorporates a private office, a theater room with a 110-inch screen, a sauna, a wine room, and a pub room with an expansive bar and two Sub-Zero beverage refrigerators. In fair weather, you can enjoy a multi-level composite deck with a log-burning fireplace, a gazebo, and a hot tub.
A lighted driveway passes a gated entry on its way to the covered front porch of this two-story farmhouse surrounded by 39 acres of beautiful views. It is completely handicap-accessible, with elevator access to all three levels and A/V, HVAC, and surround sound systems that can be controlled by one remote. Take advantage of the lower level’s granite wet bar, steam shower, and home theater, or head outside to a pool and pool house with another wet bar, a hot tub, and an outdoor shower.
Wrapped in rustic charm, this unique and handsome contemporary situated on 3.62 acres captures the heart of the Mountain State. It was built using CLT construction, and its light-filled rooms display lofty ceilings and a restrained, minimalist design. Dramatic walls of windows brighten the private owner’s wing, while secondary bedroom suites, a loft, and a sun deck complete the second level, and a detached guest suite provides additional accommodations.
For more information on these and other stylish residences in Howard Hanna’s Homes of Distinction program, take a look at our selection of eBrochures, and for a guide on what makes a home truly distinctive, read our blog post on The 4 Defining Features of Distinctive Homes.