Designed for effortless day-to-day dining, these delightful breakfast areas adjoin expertly outfitted kitchens and feature built-in banquettes, bright windows with enviable views, and distinctive styles that make them appealing morning, noon, and night.
Sutton Place Sophistication
Julianne Bond, Matteo Saggese | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage
Supremely stylish and wonderfully bright, this condominium home in the Grand Beekman features inviting living and dining rooms perfect for entertaining and three bedrooms, including a primary suite with a Juliet balcony, a dressing room, a custom-designed walk-in closet, and a marble bath with a soaking tub and a glass-enclosed shower. The kitchen boasts appliances from Viking, Sub-Zero, and Miele; a 42-bottle wine chiller; Carrara marble countertops; and a breakfast area with a large window and French doors admitting westerly light.
Patricia Reed | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty
This elegant new five-bedroom residence in Houston’s leafy landmark neighborhood of River Oaks offers a rare combination of Old World style, expert craftsmanship, and contemporary comforts and conveniences. The floor plan features five bedrooms, a light-filled “salon,” a formal dining room, a contemplative library, and a true chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry and a delightful breakfast area overlooking and opening to the bucolic gardens, lush lawn, and chic swimming pool and spa.
Grand Greenwich Manor
The Select Client Team | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
On 1.1 acres on the banks of Greenwich Creek as it widens toward Indian Harbor, this distinctive 6,753-square-foot manor dates to 1936 and was recently renovated to offer new appliances, hardwood floors, and landscaping. In addition to five bedrooms, it features numerous spaces for formal and casual living and entertaining and a spacious kitchen with plentiful cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. Adjoining is a window-wrapped breakfast room that gazes out toward flourishing trees and the water.
Upper East Side Elegance
Serena Boardman | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Esteemed architect Steven Harris helmed the three-year renovation of this light-flooded seven-bedroom residence, which boasts six levels accessible by elevator and windows facing all four cardinal directions. Highlights include two dens, a sunroom, an office, living and dining rooms, a wet bar, a gym, an indoor pool, a window-walled room overlooking a Japanese garden, a rooftop garden, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. A kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances gives way to a cheerful breakfast room with built-in seating and French doors opening to an idyllic terrace.