Holidays are about sitting down for a hearty meal with the ones you love... and that all starts in the kitchen. These luxurious homes boast kitchens that are ideal for cooking and happen to include ample wine storage (you know, in case things don't go quite as planned).
Custom designed by an architect for personal use, this home is a work of modern art boasting exciting details that include Italian Pedini cabinets and a contemporary mix of materials (limestone, concrete, and glass). The sophisticated fully-stocked kitchen is no exception. Cooking for a crowd? There are four—yes, four—ovens, top-of-the-line Miele appliances, and a wine cellar with storage space for up to 900 bottles of holiday cheer. Laura Gottesman, 512-657-4966
With gorgeous tilework, sleek dark cabinets, stone countertops, and imaginative metal light fixtures, the design of this kitchen will take your breath away. Let's talk about the appliances: a 48" dual fuel range and double oven by Wolf, a bar ice maker, and a SubZero refrigerator and wine fridge make this house a foodie’s dream.Robin Banister, 512-589-6090
Of course it’s possible to have an urban chef’s kitchen: just look at this customized condo at the Four Seasons. Designed by Mark Cravotta, the richly toned cabinetry and mosaic tile backsplash give off a feeling of luxury, while the Wolf appliances (including a wine fridge) ensure perfect cooking. Of course, guests may have a hard time concentrating on the meal with the stunning downtown views from the dining table. Stephanie Panozzo, 512-750-7808
This unique property boasts a futuristic kitchen that's truly memorable. Designed by Bulthaup, the white ash cabinetry perfectly complements the modern fixtures, like the Miele glass and steel hood. While dinner is in the oven, grab a bottle of wine from the Lieberr wine fridge and enjoy it on the outdoor patio... or head up the spiral staircase to the rooftop terrace for views of the downtown skyline and the UT tower. Kay Keesee, 512-750-2274
A gorgeous historical hideaway in Central Austin, this property has a 400 year-old oak tree and a stone bridge over Waller Creek. The house, originally built in 1910, has an underground grotto that could be used as a wine cellar. There are several dining features, from a formal dining room to a breakfast nook overlooking the trees and kitchen seatings to watch the chef at work. Guests can also gather around the nearby fireplace, one of six in the house, to chat before the meal. Susan deGraffenried, 512-699-7577