Between ensuring the turkey isn’t overcooked and waiting for that one distant relative to show up on time (despite not being sure how you’re related), the holidays are stressful—and the last thing you want is a cramped home in which to throw your parties. These splendid New York homes will make sure your hosting duties go off without a hitch year after year.
This stately, Beaux Arts-style mansion is a study in what Architectural Digest has described as “Gilded Age splendor.” While the impressive dining room is a perfect setting for your Thanksgiving feast, the rest of the home provides awe-inspiring views that will keep your guests occupied. From the rooftop (with its own elevator entrance) to media rooms, there’s a place for everyone on your invite list to hang out. $84.5 million; contact Adam D. Modlin of The Modlin Group, 212-974-0740 ext. 15
A Gramercy Park address is impressive enough, but when you’re in a five-bedroom “Sky Duplex,” the inspiring 360-degree views will surely keep your guests impressed. The kitchen has a flexible layout with items like a movable island that helps keep up with the flow of the party and multiple floors that mean guests can mill about comfortably all day long. $12.5 million; contact Town Residential agents Steven Gold, 646-998-7403 and Dana Powers, 917-209-4550
The classic prewar at 12 East 88th Street by Simon Baron Development includes plenty of spaces designed by the late, local architect Rosario Candela. Guests won’t have to cram into one room as some of the 29 Candela-made residences feature libraries and impressive foyers with handcrafted features to welcome all your holiday guests. $1.5-$8 million
If the holidays have you stressed out, the serene and holistic-minded approach of Clodagh Designs for Citizen360 will help put you at ease in this four-bedroom Upper East Side oasis. The layout is generous with plenty of bathrooms, a wine refrigerator, an entertainment suite, and no shortage of natural light. $6.5 million; contact sales gallery (1660 First Ave.), 212-360-0089
The penthouse here offers plenty of space for all the Brooklyn families who come by with their strollers. Expansive rooms feature clean lines and plenty of light so everyone can be comfortable at this Fort Greene abode. For the chef of the party, a high-tech kitchen features all the latest appliances to help you cook the perfect meal to keep all your guests happy. $2.2 million; contact MNS agent Makeba G. Lloyd, 917-886-8806