3 Houses That Will Make Your Next Thanksgiving Much Easier
Have a large brood coming over for dinner? These houses for sale have the kitchens and dining rooms you need to handle the job.
Are you dreading dinner tomorrow? Afraid your Sanderista sister and your Trump-loving cousin will come to blows over the turkey? Not looking forward to seeing every square inch of your kitchen’s counter space piled high with cookware and dishes?
Start planning now for next Thanksgiving, then. Consider buying one of these three houses for sale. They’re equipped with kitchens large enough to handle everything you have to cook, and they have dining spaces that let you keep your fractious family from falling to pieces at the dinner table.
489 Upper Gulph Rd., Wayne (above) | 6 beds, 7 full, 2 half baths, 10,606 square feet, $1,750,000
If you can’t handle everything Thanksgiving in this beautifully outfitted, very traditional center-hall Colonial, we really feel for you and would like to suggest you simply give up. Not only does it have a spacious eat-in kitchen whose restaurant-grade range boasts six gas burners, two large ovens, a griddle and a salamander, but it also has a butler’s pantry that’s larger than most kitchens, with a restaurant-style stainless-steel utility sink and drainboard, a second dishwasher and a small prep sink. Its enormous dining room can handle a table that seats 14 as well. Finally, your friends and relatives who would rather resort to liquid solace than face that annoying brother-in-law of yours can do so at the bar while they contemplate the lovely landscaping outside its picture window.
489 Upper Gulph Rd., Wayne, Pa. 19087 [Kathy Tomson | Main Line LifeStyle | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]
6455 Fleecydale Rd., Solebury | 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths, 4,924 square feet, $1,795,000
Those converted Bucks County barns usually have plenty of room to handle large crowds of guests, and this one is no exception. Its kitchen has an extra-large double-oven range along with bar seating where you can seat the guests you really want to keep an eye on. You can then sort everyone else out between its informal dining sun porch and its larger formal dining room one floor up. Everyone should enjoy relaxing and sleeping off the turkey in the soaring great room next to the kitchen. And they’ll all love the many 18th-century architectural elements that have been beautifully preserved and restored in every room of this house for sale.
6455 Fleecydale Rd., Solebury, Pa. 18913 [Marilyn Vaughn | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]
235-37 Delancey St., Society Hill, Philadelphia | 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths, 3,600 square feet, $3,100,000
Noted modern architect James Kise designed this double-wide townhouse in 1970 as his own residence, which means you will entertain your Thanksgiving dinner guests in a true work of modern art. Kise also put in plenty of room for the purpose. Its dining room just happens to be its most breathtaking interior space, with a two-story-high Piet Mondrian-inspired window looking out onto this house’s rear courtyard. It also has an eat-in kitchen with seating around its central island. You’ll find plenty of counter space, a large fridge and oven, a microwave, a gas cooktop, two sinks and plenty of counter and storage space in it too. If you need to give an obstreperous relative a timeout, you can always send them to the upstairs living room. Or if you really need to give them the cold shoulder, send them outside onto the rear terrace.
235-37 Delancey St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Jason Kravitz | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]