Entertaining With Style

Post pandemic, luxury homeowners are eager to welcome friends and family into their homes.
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Today’s luxury homeowners are laser-focused on creating amazing entertainment spaces in their homes, and adding more features and infusing more luxury into their designs than ever before. They’re going big with large, multi-use areas designed for socializing, dining, family gatherings and unforgettable parties. Spacious rooms with wide open flow and multiple seating configurations, lavish bar areas and grand dining spaces are becoming the hallmark of modern design.

Here, we profile six of our favorite projects with awe-inspiring entertainment spaces.

Mill Creek

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Beautiful arched beams crown this home’s main living/entertaining space, bringing a warmth and intimacy to the large area. Three large sofas (two flanking the fireplace plus one that sits back-to-back with the far couch) provide ample seating for socializing and relaxing. Behind the closest couch (in the image above) sit two large chairs facing a breathtaking view of the Gore Range.

At the far end of the room a spacious bar area, encased in walls of windows, creates a lively party zone directly accessible to the home’s large deck. To the right of the main area, the kitchen, catering/prep kitchen and dining room decked out with a large table that seats 16, are the ideal setup for a culinary soiree.

Ski House

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At 60 feet long, the main living space of this stunning home is an entertainer’s dream. Intentionally designed to provide uninterrupted flow between the kitchen, dining room and living room the luxurious space can accommodate dozens of people comfortably. 

In the sitting area, large, comfortable couches snuggle up to the fireplace (out of view, to the left). The cabinet at the center of the space houses a large-screen pop-up television which rotates 180 degrees so that it can be viewed from the living room or from the dining room/kitchen area. 

On the opposite end of the room, a massive dining table can comfortably host a large dinner party.  The center island, clad in Carrera marble, provides storage and a generous countertop for laying out canapés and cocktails. 

Floor-to-ceiling cabinets line the back wall and conceal appliances in a richly hued walnut-toned finish.  A large prep kitchen/pantry is tucked behind the main kitchen area so that during parties guests can partake in the festivities without being in the middle of the prep zone.

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Ski Club Penthouse

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For this extensive renovation project, our team worked exhaustively to open up the space and provide overhead structure in order to eliminate the need for columns, which previously had impeded the flow. The result is a wide open, bright and airy living space, perfect for large gatherings, yet designed with connection in mind. 

In the center, an inviting arrangement of sexy curved seating, centered on the striking bookmatched slab fireplace, encourages mingling and conversation. On the opposite end of the room, a roomy kitchen/dining space and wine room set the stage for the ultimate dinner party. 

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When the homeowners for this project decided to build a new home from the ground up, they looked no farther than the empty lot next door. The double front doors (a carry-over from their original home) welcome guests into the space, while a glass staircase to one side allows natural light to stream in from above.

Above the main space, the underside of the home’s distinctive butterfly roof is clad with walnut adding warmth and richness to the space. The living room sitting area is centered around the sculptural stainless steel and copper fireplace and a sofa on the back side faces breathtaking view of the Gore Range.

Directly adjacent to the living room a well-appointed bar and elegant dining room cantilevered off the main structure of the home set the stage for entertaining.  The homeowners didn’t want the kitchen open to entertaining space, so it lies closed off behind wall out of sight.

Steele Street

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This stunning multi-million dollar Greenwood Village home is comprised of two wings ingeniously joined together by a glass-enclosed dining room in the center which serves as the connector between the old and new portions of the home.

On the left, two stories of private family space were newly constructed including bedrooms, the primary suite, workout room and a family room.  And on the right, the existing home was treated to a complete refresh, sprucing up the iconic stairway, expanding and modernizing the kitchen and transforming the library. Access to the luxurious pool area and patio rounds out the accommodations and provide the ultimate indoor/outdoor entertaining space.

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Wild Rose

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Named Colorado Homes & Lifestyles 2020 Home of the Year, this home is an elegant nature-inspired gathering spot for family and friends. Generously proportioned without being “over the top,” the home’s living room flows seamlessly into the dining area and kitchen and provides panoramic views in every direction. From the sizable sectional to cozy pairs of armchairs to counter-height barstools, opportunities to engage abound. Counter top seating is ideal for casual dining and the dining room stands at the ready for a sit-down occasion.

Kyle Webb, AIA. He is the founder of KH Webb Architects in Vail, Colorado, an architecture firm that creates innovative architectural designs that characterize the personality of both the client and the land where it is built. View their profile or contact Kyle at 970-477-2990.

Content for this article provided by KH Webb Architects.

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