The Best Luxury Home Features for Summer Entertaining

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There are so many reasons to choose a luxury home in Virginia: unbeatable amenities and plenty of space in one of the country’s most beautiful areas. But beyond that, Virginia luxury homes offer the chance to entertain – and impress – guests with features reminiscent of an upscale resort! While luxury homes boast long lists of features by definition, some amenities in particular will make your home ideal for hosting summer get-togethers for your family, friends, and colleagues. 

Summer Parties Demand Outdoor Space

Luxury homes are perfect for summer entertaining because they have the space and amenities outside for guests to fully embrace and appreciate the amazing weather! Having significant, well-maintained outdoor space is a big part of what distinguishes luxury Virginia homes. A swimming pool and covered patio are a must for BBQs and pool parties to allow your friends and family a chance to beat the heat. But here are some other features you may want to consider when looking for the right Virginia luxury home for entertaining:

  • Indoor-outdoor space with folding patio doors
  • Hot tub 
  • Outdoor kitchen and grill area
  • Outdoor bar
  • Exterior TVs 
  • Sports space (tennis court, basketball court, putting green, and/or bocce ball court)

Open Floor Plans Cater to Crowds

If you’re considering hosting parties with a considerable guest list, you’ll need enough space for people to mingle, eat, and relax without feeling cramped. While much of your summer entertaining will happen outside, guests need space indoors to escape the heat. Open floor plans allow many guests to gather inside while maintaining the airy, spacious feel of your living space. 

The Gourmet Kitchen: Heart of the Luxury Home

Whether you love to impress your guests with your own recipes or you plan to hire a team of caterers, having a well-stocked kitchen is essential to entertaining. A truly impressive kitchen fit for a chef makes your luxury home stand out. There are many items on the luxury kitchen wish list, from professional-grade appliances to oversized (or even double) islands to jaw-dropping marble counters and backsplashes. There are other add-ons that buyers can consider to really personalize their kitchen to their and their guests needs, such as warming drawers for bakers, wine fridges or a cellar, high-end espresso stations, and start home connectivity. 

An Integrated Speaker System to Keep the Party Going

When you entertain, it’s critical to have a great speaker system that allows you to set the mood. But your perfect playlist has gone to waste if your guests can’t hear the music as soon as they move to another room. For entertaining in the summer when guests frequently move from inside to outside, you’ll need a home-wide speaker system that is fully integrated and easily controlled on your phone. This way you can keep the party going throughout the house no matter the weather! 

A Space for Kids and Teens

A basement or bonus entertainment space with space to relax and play games offers kids a chance to enjoy the party! If many of your gatherings include kids or teens, consider carving out a space in your home that they can truly enjoy. Ping pong tables, pool tables, and vintage arcade systems can help to make their entertainment space unique and exciting. This allows guests of all ages to relax and enjoy the day. 

Virginia Estates has decades of experience with Virginia luxury homes, and we’re eager to put our experience to use to find your perfect home for your summer parties!