Dining rooms large enough to fit the whole fam for Thanksgiving

By Jennifer Laing | November 13, 2015 - 1:59PM

Thanksgiving is a holiday of togetherness and that means inviting all your nearest and dearest—from the grandparents and the cousins to the next door neighbors and possibly even a few pals with no place to go—over for turkey and trimmings. You could set up a few bridge tables and folding chairs and call it a day or, better yet, invest in one of these homes with dining rooms big enough to accommodate the whole gang. Bon appetit!

Besides 12 rooms, including five bedrooms and four and a half baths, $9.95 million buys you this light-filled formal dining room large enough for a party of 10 or more in this duplex co-op at 1185 Park Avenue in Carnegie Hill.

This newly built neoclassical limestone mansion at 54 East 81st Street (yours for $33 million) comes with plenty of oversized rooms and grand entertaining spaces, like this windowed dining hall with a woodburning fireplace, decorative moldings, and glossy parquet floors.

Who says a dining room has to be an actual room? This open space between the living room and kitchen on the parlor floor of a Federal-style townhouse at 27 Vandam Street (on the market for $16.3 million) has a woodburning fireplace, wide-plank floors and a loft-like feel thanks to a notable lack of walls.

For a more temporary solution to the holiday guest/space conundrum, consider this 7,000-square-foot furnished rental at 25 North Moore ($50,000/month). It comes complete with five bedrooms, a guest suite, two kitchens (one just for catering!), and a bespoke dining table that seats 16 or more.

With two dining areas—one off the kitchen, the other through a set of accordion doors into the living—in this triplex rental at 60 Collister Street in Tribeca (for rent at $45,000/month), you can give the kids not just their own table but their own personal dining space on Turkey day.


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