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Personally, we're comfortable feeding guests at a fold-out table in the corner of the living room, but wouldn't it be nice to serve a holiday meal in a space that's not meant for anything else but ... dining? It's probably a stretch to snap up one of these formal dining rooms for Christmas or Hanukkah 2014, but there's always next year, right?
We love the wall color and the decorative fireplace in this $1.4 million Cobble Hill co-op. And that light fixture is just the kind you'd never get in a rental. Where do we sign?
Sure, the drapes and floors are a bit dated, but we love how the dining room in this $2.375 million Sutton Place two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo feels regal and cozy at the same time. And we don't mean "cozy" as a euphemism for tiny; when it's the dining room, it's just fine.
You'll need to pay for at least 50 percent of this $2.45 million Upper East Side three-bedroom co-op in cash, per the building's rules, but check out that scenery. The dining room has south and east views of the skyline, so even if your food presentation isn't exactly Top Chef-worthy, the views are.
This three-bedroom, 2.5-bath Chelsea brownstone duplex will set you back $11,900 a month, but think about the parties you can have! The dining room opens onto the living room, so your guests don't have to go far to veg out after they pig out.
The dining room in this two-bedroom, two-bath rental at 25 Central Park West is virtually staged, but if we were decorating we'd probably copy it entirely. Now if only we could come up with $10,500 a month. Maybe Kickstarter?
It's easy to transport food from the kitchen to the dining room in this $3.85 million three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom on the Upper East Side. Plus we like the big window, which makes the room feel open and airy despite being sandwiched between the living room and kitchen.