For many of us, holidays begin and end in the kitchen, where traditional dishes are prepared and enjoyed by family and friends. From wet bars to double ovens, cooking your holiday menu in any one of the kitchens will be just as memorable as your time spent with loved ones.
Nothing screams "holidays" like heading out to a cozy log cabin and relaxing by a fire. Now you can do that without ever leaving your own home if you move into this British Colombian log house with an all-wood interior and a kitchen that has been updated with modern appliances like a stainless steel, six-burner gas stove. Sara Byers, 540-229-1029
If you’re one who loves to host big holiday soirees, you’ll need the double-oven and restaurant-sized stainless steel fridge in this restored historic home. Bonus: there’s a wine cellar big enough to store all the bottles you'll be consuming throughout the night. Chena Bolton, 202-695-4740
If you think you’ll need an extra helping-hand when preparing meals this holiday season, rely on the added butler’s kitchen or caterer’s kitchen in this Beaux-Arts estate, which provides extra space and equipment to get the job done. Chuck Holzwarth, 202-285-2616
The kitchen in this waterfront home boasts a double oven, a small wet-bar area with a built-in wine fridge, and a massive island, offering plenty of space and amenities to cook your holiday dinners without a hitch. Cliff Meredith, 410-822-6272
While the kitchen in this 15,000 square-foot estate looks massive, the stone walls and wood beams make it super cozy. With a large island, informal dining space, and a plush seating area, all right by a fireplace, the holiday party won’t ever leave the kitchen. Mike Anastasia, 703-501-1000