Now that summer’s peak is in the rear-view, it’s time to start thinking about spending more time indoors. Just because the temperature dips doesn’t mean that your entertaining has to as well. Fall brings the crowds indoors, to kitchen, dining and living room spaces. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite apartments on the market with flowing spaces to make entertaining a breeze.
With its open spaces and fabulous proportions, a boutique SoHo loft is a natural fit for entertaining in the home, and this one — located inside the 51 Crosby Street portion of the beautiful 210 Lafayette development — was conceived by the master of entertaining, famed hotelier Andre Balazs. The apartment has direct elevator access that opens right in the kitchen, dining and living areas, and for anyone seeking a respite from the crowd, the bedrooms are tucked away in the other wing.
Again, this unit has two separate wings, but it’s a much bigger package, with 4 bedrooms and nearly 2,600 square feet. On one side you’ll find the kitchen (with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances and Poggenpohl cabinetry) that opens up into a breakfast area that flows right into the living room and dining room. In short: plenty of space to entertain, and that’s not including the balcony and large terrace just off the living and dining rooms.
This townhouse is a stunner overall, but when it comes to entertaining, the garden level is comprised of a great kitchen and informal den. That’s more of a base of operations (and we’re not really talking about dining al fresco at this time of year), so just one level above is a full-floor entertaining area that can handle pretty much any party you can dream up. The options of informal and formal spaces are great, and really makes this townhouse even more of a charmer.