Designed for sunlit lounging and effortless day-to-day dining, these delightful breakfast nooks feature convenient banquettes, bright view windows, and distinctive style that make them appealing any time of day.
Classic Style in Russian Hill
San Francisco, California | Gregg Lynn, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
Near the top of an iconic cooperative building in San Francisco’s Russian Hill, this residence boasts generously proportioned spaces, including formal living and dining rooms, an art gallery, and five tranquil bedrooms. The spacious kitchen features limestone countertops, top-tier appliances, bespoke cabinetry, and a breakfast nook with a comfortable built-in banquette that affords views of the neighborhood and the north bay. Residents enjoy a doorman-attended lobby, a live-in manager, a private fitness room, a storage room, and garage parking for two cars.
Old World Allure
Los Angeles, California | Fariba Bolour, Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage
A block from the boutiques, cafés, and shops of Larchmont Village, this elegant four-bedroom home brings to mind a manor in the English countryside. Tall ceilings, classical moldings, and richly hued hardwoods accent nearly every space. Tucked into one corner of the timelessly outfitted gourmet kitchen is a breakfast area with built-in seating and two sunny windows. Theinviting backyard is an alluring oasis with a fireplace, a bar, a grilling area, and a refreshing pool and spa.
Cape Cod Charmer
Osterville, Massachusetts | Jack Cotton Jr., Sotheby’s International Realty – Osterville Brokerage
Exemplifying classic Shingle style and the sunny, breezy ambience of coastal living, this delightful 3,904-square-foot home is the ideal Cape Cod getaway. Among its inviting spaces are an elegant master suite, four charming guest bedrooms, a family room with a warming stone fireplace, and a chef’s kitchen. Nestled between the kitchen and the family room, the cheerful breakfast nook is a comfortable spot that looks out over the home’s screened porch toward the patio and lush emerald lawn.
Santa Fe’s Casa Rio
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Penelope Vasquez & Drew Lamprich, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – 318 Grant Avenue Brokerage
Filled with vibrant color, warms woods, and authentic Santa Fe style, this classic adobe compound on the banks of the Big Tesuque River includes a unique main residence and a second structure offering guest quarters, a garage, a studio, an office, and a wine cellar. The home features two bedrooms and baths, a handsome living area with a kiva fireplace, and a traditional portal overlooking the river. The well-equipped kitchen has distinctive Southwestern-style accents and a cushioned breakfast banco tucked into its own cozy nook.
Stunningly Stylish Modern Cooperative
New York, New York | Cathy Taub, Juliette R. Janssens, & Allison B. Koffman, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Sleek and filled with light, this nine-bedroom cooperative home has been impeccably renovated as a bastion of sophisticated modern style. In addition to a spacious living and dining rooms, a luxurious master suite, an office, and a library, media room, or fourth bedroom, it boasts a landscaped terrace with dramatic views of Central Park and the Hudson River. The distinctively designed kitchen features an island, marble countertops, plentiful storage, top-of-the-line appliances, and a light-flooded breakfast banquette beside a wall of windows.
Southampton Village Estate
Southampton, New York | Dana Trotter, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage
This nearly two-acre estate on a tree-lined drive just a mile from the beach is an elegant Hamptons haven featuring a five-bedroom main residence, 60-foot swimming pool with a waterfall spa, a pool house, a half basketball court, and a pavilion with a gym and an outdoor kitchen and bar. An Old World aura fills the home’s formal sitting rooms, parlors, and sunroom. The generous, classically detailed kitchen includes a delightful breakfast area nestled in a gracefully curving windowed bay.