The holiday season has arrived! And with it, comes all of the events and festivals, musicals and concerts, and heaps of holiday party invitations we come to expect this time of year. Hopefully, your own invite has arrived in the mailboxes of your friends and family. To make sure you’re ready for your next holiday party, we rounded up a list of Bay Area homes perfect for hosting!
Packed with English Tudor, mid-century modern, and chic, eclectic design, these Bay Area homes are some of the most beautiful properties on the market right now. And each one has the entertaining space needed for the perfect party.
If you’re not already planning a festive event, these Bay Area homes may inspire one. You’ve been warned!
Old-World Charm for the Modern Family
Find this property at 485 Edgewood Road, listed by Kim Gelman
Located in tranquil San Mateo Park, this stunning home was remodeled entirely, leaving just one wall, the original fireplaces and the original footprint of the historic 1925 structure. Now, the home is an idyllic blend of period pieces and contemporary architecture. In the family dining room, this comes to a head with an old-world chandelier hanging from a mid-century modern ceiling adorned with dark wood beams. It’s perfect for a large family — and the sunny, gourmet kitchen is the perfect place to prepare the meal!
A Space for Every Occasion
Find this property at 21 Hayward Court, listed by Alisa Ruiz-Johnson
It’s hard to choose just one family space inside this beautiful Burlingame home. The dramatic hues and shapes of mid-century modern style come to life in the front living room, the kitchen and the dining room. But the reason we chose this property as a party-ready spot is because of the seamless transition between its dining room and outdoor entertaining space. Because the back room is entirely enclosed and warmed by a charming stone fireplace, it stays warm during the winter months — making it the perfect place for a post-dinner gathering!
The Coziest Sitting Room in the Bay
Find this property at 5718 Maccall St, listed by Claudia Mills
This Oakland home has been remodeled with precise attention to modern amenities and trends while maintaining its historic look and feel. Just off the formal dining room, you’ll find one of the coziest sitting rooms in all of the Bay Area — one peek at the fireplace and you’ll understand why! The barrel vaulted, plaster coved ceiling is typical of the storybook style, and the huge front window gives the room an ideal blend of natural light we crave in the winter months.
A Trendy Friendsgiving
Find this property at 1500 Park Ave #212, listed by Ernie Martin
Whether it’s family Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving, this Emeryville condo is ready for your holiday gathering. High ceilings, industrial design and floor-to-ceiling windows make the main living space bright and welcoming. In short, it’s sure to impress all your guests! The wide-open layout of the kitchen, dining area and living room means you can add a few extra people to your guest list; there’s plenty of room for everyone.
English Tudor Luxury in the City
Find this property at 34 Maple St, listed by Barbara Callan + Robert Callan Jr.
As one of the finest homes in the city, this San Francisco home covers an entire corner block on a private cul-de-sac in Presidio Heights. Fully embracing English Tudor style, the home has 11,700 square feet for guests, luxurious dinner parties, holiday gatherings and post-party relaxation. Just imagine your friends dressed to the nines and mingling in this living room while someone plays piano and the chef prepares hors d’oeuvres in the jaw-dropping kitchen!
A Home That Has it All
Find this property at 2517 Mar East Street, listed by Lotte and Sarah
This Tiburon home offers the perfect open layout for large groups, the perfect dining table for shared meals and conversations, and the perfect kitchen for preparing meals and party snacks. As if that weren’t enough, there’s also a bonus room downstairs with its own separate entrance so kids can play downstairs while parents mingle above.
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Find this property at 725 Del Ganado Road, listed by Barbara Rizzi
You’re going to want to brave the colder temps for this home’s outdoor entertaining space. Complete with a television, a firepit, and room for both an outdoor living room and an outdoor dining room, the outdoor space has everything you need for hosting a cozy gathering. With three separate entries into the home, the space blends seamlessly with the interior living room, wine bar and media entertainment center.
Find this property at 1050 Filbert St, listed by Adam Gavzer
This single family home in Russian Hill was designed to impress. An elegant cocktail party is the perfect pairing for this home’s modern white color palette, sunny interior, trendy built-ins and marble details. Make it a black tie event and you’re on your way to an Instagram-worthy holiday gathering!
Planning your party already?
Let us know which home you love! Did one of these Bay Area beauties inspire your holiday event?