Art / Lifestyle February 24, 2022

The Breakfast Club: 5 Delightful Breakfast Areas

Designed for day-to-day dining and relaxed lounging, these wonderful breakfast nooks feature bright windows, convenient built-in seating, and an ambience that makes them appealing any time of day.

Color and Charm in Toluca Lake

Toluca Lake, California | Tina SternSotheby’s International Realty – Sherman Oaks Brokerage

On a premier street in Toluca Lake, this gated estate combines Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and modern amenities. Highlights of the delightful main residence include a living room with a striking tiled fireplace, three peaceful bedrooms, and an inviting kitchen with a six-burner Thermador range, a bar area, and both a marble dining island and a breakfast nook set in a bay of custom leaded- and beveled-glass windows with hand-painted details. Behind the home are secluded patio spaces and a new two-level guesthouse.

Southern-California Indoor-Outdoor Living

Los Angeles, California | Simon BeardmoreSotheby’s International Realty – Brentwood Brokerage

Custom-designed and detailed, this masterfully updated midcentury home in Westwood Hills includes a four-bedroom residence and a freestanding one-bedroom guesthouse. Encouraging easy living and entertaining in the main home are a great room with a fireplace and oversized windows; covered and open-air patios with a grilling area, a fireplace, and a lap pool and spa; and a colorful kitchen with superior appliances and a spacious windowed dining nook.

Palm Beach Jewel

Palm Beach, Florida | Christine GibbonsSotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

On one of the most desirable streets in Palm Beach, this elegant seven-bedroom residence is a generously proportioned getaway full of natural light and Old World–inspired details. The formal living room boasts a fireplace and doors to a loggia, the dining room is adjoined by a butler’s pantry, and the gourmet kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, a large island, and a breakfast area with herringbone-patterned brick floors, a bay window, and French doors to the grounds, the royal-blue pool, and the pool house.

Chic Connecticut Compound

Greenwich, Connecticut | Leslie McElwreathSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Stylishly renovated for modern living, this five-bedroom home is enveloped by 2.3-acre grounds that boast a pool and spa, terraces, an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, a two-bedroom guesthouse, and a detached garage with a studio and full bath. The home features living and dining rooms; a family room; a solarium with original leaded-glass windows; a primary suite with a fireplace, a marble bath, and dressing room with a coffee bar; and a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast area that includes thoughtful built-ins.

California Craftsman

Los Angeles, California | Allen RothSotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

Respectfully renovated, this 1913 Craftsman is filled with period details and inviting comfort. The charm begins with a front porch and swing and continues in the versatile sunroom or office, the stylish living room, a dining room with original built-ins and glass cabinets, a cook’s kitchen, and a sunlight-flooded breakfast room. The backyard offers a patio, a dining pergola, a fire pit, grassy lawn, and mature green hedges. The property also includes a finished garage and an office or studio with a half bath.

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