I’ve got the holiday season on my mind these days. The weather is finally changing, and the colder days have me thinking about putting up decorations, shopping for gifts, planning holiday menus and family visits, and of course, attending fabulous parties. While perusing Ebby listings this weekend, these three gorgeous homes caught my eye—each one is just waiting to be filled with festive music, delicious food and chatty, mingling guests.
Texas Hill Country Comfort
This five-bedroom, 6.2-bath Texas Hill Country contemporary at 9226 Hathaway St. is a 1.74-acre resort-style dream, with 1,440 square feet of outdoor verandas and terraces in addition to its 9,634 square feet of interior space. Overnight visitors will no doubt quickly declare this spacious, comfortable home to be their favorite holiday destination. Plenty of Austin stone provides a rugged, organic counterpoint to the classic, understated aesthetic of the home, infusing the entire estate with the unmistakable vibe of laid-back Hill Country living. I imagine that relaxed holiday gatherings will be right at home here, with guests dropping in and out all day to chat around two huge marble islands in the kitchen over barbecue and beer. A covered veranda with a full kitchen can easily be heated for cozy outdoor food preparation and serving, and an Austin stone fire pit is the perfect spot for guests to snuggle up and enjoy the feast. Later in the day, lingering guests can enjoy a movie or watch the game in the comfortable, pleasantly masculine media room.
This home is listed by Mary Poss with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $5.995 million. For more information or a private showing, call Mary at 214-738-0777.
Luxe, Palatial Living and Entertaining
A sumptuous holiday fête at a castle-inspired manor? Yes, please! I know I’d RSVP in a hurry. At 6168 Beverly Dr. in Frisco sits this luxuriously appointed 8,919-square foot modern palace. Built in 2006, every room in this home is equipped with the best of everything, particularly when it comes to cooking and dining. The kitchen is a chef’s dream: No detail has been overlooked in creating the ideal culinary hub for crafting holiday spreads fit for royalty. I’m talking two large islands, a custom armoire SubZero fridge, La Cornue range, built-in coffee service area, and a massive Renalto pizza oven that would be right at home in the best Florentine pizzeria. There’s also a caterer’s kitchen with storage and laundry areas. When it comes to food and entertaining, this house is seriously on top of its game.
The home is just as generous with a number of downstairs rooms in which to enjoy those delicious feasts. Guests have their choice of a number of majestic spaces in which to relax, eat, drink, and laugh the night away. Adjacent to the kitchen is a massive great room with vaulted ceilings, Douglas fir beams, a wood-burning fireplace, a state-of-the-art media center, and a walk-in wet bar complete with temperature-controlled wine room and a second SubZero fridge.
In addition to the expansive master suite downstairs, three oversized bedroom suites on the second level will make your overnight guests feel like visiting aristocracy. Outside is a wonderland that feels like its own private park. A courtyard, Swim-Jet pool, loggia with fireplace and kitchen, and ample play yard overlook a serene, semi-private lake, rounding out this positively regal retreat.
This home is listed by The O’Gorman Group with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $3.995 million. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Cindy O’Gorman at 972-715-0190.
Stunning Contemporary Style on Lewisville Lake
Impress your guests with stunning contemporary style at 3706 Post Oak Trl. in Corinth. This custom home is 5,359 square feet of clean lines and walls of commercial-grade windows, creating exceptional indoor-outdoor flow, perfect for parties.
The open floorplan creates a natural, easy flow that allows for mingling and mixing. Rich hardwood floors keep the modern space’s design warm and there’s an interior living room fireplace that literally will keep guests warm. Multiple seating areas, including breakfast bar seating in the kitchen, make for abundant options. The kitchen is the heart of the home with quartz countertops, pocket doors, and stainless steel appliances. This home is in a Corinth community right on Lewisville Lake, so you’ll no doubt have weekend guests. With four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half baths, there’s plenty of room!
This home is listed by Karen Sefcik with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $724,900. For more information or to schedule a showing, call Karen at 972-880-8464.