Summer is coming to a close, school is back in session and pumpkin spice lattes will soon be out, but that doesn’t mean the heat is going anywhere anytime soon. So when it comes to social gatherings in Texas, indoor entertaining is crucial. Whether it’s a chic cocktail party or lively family gathering, these homes by Austin Portfolio Real Estate agent Francie Little have fantastic entertainment value and provide everything a host could need.
3 Luxury Homes Ideal for Entertaining Indoors
Resting upon a hilltop in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Westlake lies a grand estate with spectacular panoramic views of the city and lake. Custom-built with no expense spared, luxury is evident upon first glance with its circular drive graced with a fountain, and a stucco and stone veneer exterior.
Designed with entertaining in mind, the lush grounds offer terraces, lounging spaces and an incredible infinity pool, but outdoor isn’t the only place to captivate and delight guests! Through the double doors is a welcoming foyer, separate dining space with gorgeous chandelier that is ideal for dinner parties, and a spectacular living space for lounging and watching a sports game. The great room with fireplace, soaring cathedral ceilings with wood beams, stone pillars and a wall of windows offers more than enough space to gather with company, regardless of number.
Other options for entertaining friends and family include the game room and grand movie room with theater style seating. For those who enjoy the occasional (or more than occasional) wine tasting, there is a wine cellar with seating for eight.
Sitting on the pristine shores of Lake Travis, this estate affords a lifestyle of unique luxury and endless entertaining possibilities. More than its lake access, motorized tram and boat dock, or the magnificent outdoor living space with a large cabana, gorgeous pool with waterfall and swim-up bar, and fire pit with seating for a large group, this retreat was specifically designed to entertain and does not fail to impress on the inside.
With three living areas and three dining rooms, there is more than enough space for dinner parties or large gatherings. The open floor plan offers an easy flow between the rustic but elegant chef’s kitchen with breakfast bar and casual dining space, and the bright family room that is ideal for relaxation with its style, functionality and gorgeous views of the scenic bluffs, Lake Travis and the surrounding Hill Country.
For poker night, there’s a large space upstairs with full bar that could easily be utilized as a game room while the home theatre would be ideal for a child’s sleepover and slumber party. The large commercial popcorn maker can even convey with the purchase of the home!
Located in the heart of Tarrytown is this beautiful three-story contemporary home with everything you could want and more. When entertaining, the bright and airy second floor will likely be the designated space for gathering with family and friends. The spacious living area offers plenty of room to mix and mingle and features a sleek fireplace, feature wall, high ceilings and walls of windows that make the room feel even larger.
Conveniently located next to the family room is the dining space with room for accommodating a large table and crowd. It opens to the kitchen with crisp white cabinets, high-end stainless steel appliances and a polished and sophisticated backsplash while the hints of natural wood throughout add warmth. The texturized island and smooth countertops provide room for prepping and preparing meals or displaying hors d’oeuvres. There is also a powder room on this floor for guests to easily access.
For overnight guests, the detached one bedroom and one bathroom casita affords ultimate privacy. They can even easily enjoy the sparkling pool or rooftop deck with downtown skyline views.