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There’s No Place Like (These) Homes For The Holidays

By Alyssa Morrison |

The way to a man’s—no—anyone’s heart is through their stomach. That is likely at least part of the explanation for our love of Thanksgiving—the delicious kick-off to the holiday season. As we partake in turkey this week, followed by shopping, some college football, and even some holiday baking, we’re taking a look at some of the finest kitchens and dining rooms currently on the market for hosting the holidays in the Pacific Northwest.

The Legacy

Represented by Fiore Pignataro

What makes a house a home? As many brokers will tell you, it’s their clients. As Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Fiore Pignataro puts it, “What makes this a special home for the holidays is that as owners Jan and Harold Prodzinski, spent over 50 years in this home with their loved ones.”

This Capitol Hill home, has seen many holidays and has been well cared for and loved endlessly, says RSIR broker Fiore Pignataro. (Find more photos of this home past & present in the gallery below.)

As an integral part of their neighborhood, the Prodzinskis were known for elaborate decorations both inside and outside of the home and for a very big, and festive Christmas party. “It’s not the standard of today’s home – marble-and-stainless-steel kitchen, etc.,” says Fiore. “This home harkens back to a different era in Seattle when Capitol Hill was a more modest address with homes filled with large households and big aspirations.”

The Prodzinskis are looking forward to passing on this festive legacy they’ve built to the next homeowners.

Seattle, Washington (Pending)


The indoor-outdoor flow of this Mercer Island home includes a covered deck, so when the turkey is cooking, guests have plenty of room to mingle.

Gathering Together, Inside and Out

Represented by Michele Schuler

If throwing a holiday soiree, you know that the more your company grows so does the merriment. Sometimes that means things get a little too warm for your cozy holiday sweaters. This contemporary retreat on Mercer Island boasts vaulted ceilings combined with an open floor plan and a covered deck to make entertaining a delight year-round. As fall evenings start early, this well-lit outdoor space provides the homeowner and their guests with a place to cool off, whether waiting those final minutes for the turkey or to sip on some mulled-wine or other holiday favorites as an after-dinner digestif.

On Thanksgiving Day, the chef’s kitchen boasts Miele appliances and Poggenpohl cabinetry, along with a walk-in pantry featuring extra room for storage.

Mercer Island, Washington


The warm and welcoming atmosphere inside coffered ceiling Woodinville home will only increase as loved ones gather in the kitchen and open living spaces to celebrate the holidays.

The Kitchen: The Heart of the Home

Represented by Becky Gray

Boasting a coffered ceiling and surrounded by walls of windows, the kitchen in this Woodinville home is destined to cook everything from the turkey and fixings to the pumpkin pie. Often, hosts find that when they’re kitchen pulling together the final details for the holiday meal, others gather with them, whether it’s just to chat or offer a helping hand. In this open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, guests and hosts can mingle from happy hour through dessert.

Be sure to find the right wine to match your bird: this home comes with a wine cellar as well as a walk-in pantry.

Woodinville, Washington


Formal Dining with a View

Represented by Neda Perrina, Eleanor Heyrich, and Phil Greely
The formal dining space at Perkins Manor in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood is set against picturesque Elliott Bay with a 150′ private saltwater beach.

If the holidays are a time for dressing up, opening a bottle of fine wine, look no further than the dining room inside the estate at Perkins Manor. The table is set among floor to ceiling windows that look out over Elliott Bay and is placed under vintage, lantern pendant lights curated from around the globe. Imagine dining by candlelight surrounded by friends and loved ones who gather every year to keep up traditions.

The epicurean kitchen at Perkins Manor boasts stainless steel appliances and a gas range.

Seattle, Washington


A living area off both the dining room and kitchen offer extended space for your guests to gather before the tantalizing turkey and after.

Double the Living

Represented by Sean Nielsen and Ashley Flynn

In this expansive home in Newcastle, where the double-oven is a must for holiday cooking, the double living spaces also amplify the holiday merriment. Whether the party has gathered in the kitchen, or it’s time to relax after enjoying dessert, two adjacent living spaces, one to the kitchen and one to the dining room, amplify comfort and mingling. Both living spaces feature fireplaces to keep guests cozy, whether the party is spilling out from the kitchen, or just beginning to wind down after dinner in the dining room.

Newcastle, Washington


This Mercer Island home’s L-shaped kitchen island provides plenty of space for creating epicurean delights guaranteed to wow on Thanksgiving.

Open for Comfort Food

Represented by Robyn Kimura Hsu and Rachel Schindler

The chef in this epicurean kitchen has plenty of space to move around at the L-shaped island. With the stovetop abutting the dining area, each Thanksgiving dish can stay hot right up until the moment it’s time to serve. The open floor plan of this Mercer Island home also allows seamless movement from kitchen to dining to living spaces, allowing your festivities to grow and move from room to room with ease.

Mercer Island, Washington


Get a closer look at these homes

1318 E Boston Street, Capitol Hill, Seattle. Represented by Fiore Pignataro

1318 E Boston Street, Capitol Hill, Seattle. Represented by Fiore Pignataro

1318 E Boston Street, Capitol Hill, Seattle. Represented by Fiore Pignataro

Holidays were a time for gathering with loved ones in this Capitol Hill home, and Fiore Pignataro says his clients are happy to pass on a legacy of festive celebrations to the home's new owners. (Photo courtesy the Prodzinskis)

Holidays were a time for gathering with loved ones in this Capitol Hill home, and Fiore Pignataro says his clients are happy to pass on a legacy of festive celebrations to the home's new owners. (Photo courtesy the Prodzinskis)

Holidays were a time for gathering with loved ones in this Capitol Hill home, and Fiore Pignataro says his clients are happy to pass on a legacy of festive celebrations to the home's new owners. (Photo courtesy the Prodzinskis)

8240 SE 31st St, Mercer Island, Represented by Michele Schuler

8240 SE 31st St, Mercer Island, Represented by Michele Schuler

8240 SE 31st St, Mercer Island, Represented by Michele Schuler

8240 SE 31st St, Mercer Island, Represented by Michele Schuler

22134 137th St, Woodinville, Represented by Becky Gray

22134 137th St, Woodinville, Represented by Becky Gray

22134 137th St, Woodinville, Represented by Becky Gray

22134 137th St, Woodinville, Represented by Becky Gray

3035 Perkins Lane W, Seattle, Represented by Neda Perrina, Eleanor Heyrich, and Phil Greely

3035 Perkins Lane W, Seattle, Represented by Neda Perrina, Eleanor Heyrich, and Phil Greely

3035 Perkins Lane W, Seattle, Represented by Neda Perrina, Eleanor Heyrich, and Phil Greely

14250 SE 83rd St, Newcastle, Represented by Sean Nielsen and Ashley Flynn

14250 SE 83rd St, Newcastle, Represented by Sean Nielsen and Ashley Flynn

14250 SE 83rd St, Newcastle, Represented by Sean Nielsen and Ashley Flynn

14250 SE 83rd St, Newcastle, Represented by Sean Nielsen and Ashley Flynn

5257 Forest Ave SE, Mercer Island, Represented by Robyn Kimura Hsu and Rachel Schindler

5257 Forest Ave SE, Mercer Island, Represented by Robyn Kimura Hsu and Rachel Schindler

5257 Forest Ave SE, Mercer Island, Represented by Robyn Kimura Hsu and Rachel Schindler

5257 Forest Ave SE, Mercer Island, Represented by Robyn Kimura Hsu and Rachel Schindler

Holidays were a time for gathering with loved ones in this Capitol Hill home, and Fiore Pignataro says his clients are happy to pass on a legacy of festive celebrations to the home's new owners. (Photo courtesy the Prodzinskis)

Holidays were a time for gathering with loved ones in this Capitol Hill home, and Fiore Pignataro says his clients are happy to pass on a legacy of festive celebrations to the home's new owners. (Photo courtesy the Prodzinskis)

Holidays were a time for gathering with loved ones in this Capitol Hill home, and Fiore Pignataro says his clients are happy to pass on a legacy of festive celebrations to the home's new owners. (Photo courtesy the Prodzinskis)

Holidays were a time for gathering with loved ones in this Capitol Hill home, and Fiore Pignataro says his clients are happy to pass on a legacy of festive celebrations to the home's new owners. (Photo courtesy the Prodzinskis)