The most expensive meals almost always take place amidst the glitz and glam of high-society, be it a charity gala at the Ritz-Carlton, or an executive dinner hosted at some Michelin-starred restaurant.
But the most memorable meals (and quite frankly, the most important) are the ones that take place amidst the residual comforts of home…Your home.
The place you spend irreplaceable hours with children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, brothers, and sisters.
If the home is where the heart is, the dining room table is where its rhythmic beat originates from.
From intimate breakfast nooks, to grand Mahogany tables, indoor dining spaces are those that bring us closer together with friends, family, and the people we care most dearly about.
If you’re looking to see what it really means to dine in both comfort and style while at home, step inside the indoor dining experiences of these luminous Arizona properties
With nearly 4.5 acres and more than 9,000 square feet, 9701 E Happy Valley Road isn’t short on elbow room, least of all in the main dining area. While other luxury dining rooms struggle to subdue their ostentatious airs, this one is intentionally muted akin to an upscale Italian farmhouse. It is simultaneously rustic and refined, casual and ceremonial, with rich exposed wood and carefully crafted wrought-iron features. Open glass views from the hallways allow the decorative outdoor grounds to be a part of every meal. Like all the other rooms in this home, the dining room is accented with patio access in case guests would like to congregate outdoors before dinner is served.
Kitchen is more than just a place to prepare and cook food, it is a statement piece that brings out the home decor and multi-purpose islands that will allow you to cook away as you enjoy company of your friends with a glass of wine while tossing a salad with champagne vinaigrette. A great example of a luxury kitchen with purpose is the kitchen found in the this home. The dining room easily provides an elegant setting for a family dinner any day of the week, a dinner party to celebrate occasions, or a house filled holiday dinner with all of the fixings.
Why settle for one indoor dining space, when two is twice as nice? Two not quite enough?—might as well add a third. For elegant affairs, the main meal must be served in the formal dining room, where expansive glass doors allow natural light and jaw-dropping views of Camelback Mountain to pour in. When the diners number five or less make it an intimate seating beneath a flowering wrought-iron chandelier and domed brick boveda ceiling. And when the meal looks to be highly casual—think bowls of cereal before that round of golf at the country club—the kitchen island with high-back barstools is the perfect venue.
Admittedly, it’s difficult to dine indoors at 6448 El Sendero, but that difficulty has nothing to do with the construction of the house. Kingly views of the acacia-speckled valley floor far below coupled with idyllic year-round weather make outdoor dining the preferred option at this particular residence. But when the occasion calls for it, El Sendero is as well suited to play the role of indoor host as any house in Careefree. Besides, the extensive use of floor to ceiling glass throughout the house makes inside feel like out, anyways.
Deliciously prepared, all-natural meals aren’t meant to be enjoyed under the intense glare of artificial lighting. They are meant to be enjoyed amidst the backdrop of an early morning sunrise, or early evening sunset. Most luxury architects overlook this reality in the design of residential indoor dining spaces, but 6151 Caballo Drive architect Clay Scrivner did not. Pane upon pane of classically cut glass adorns mullioned French doors, skylights, and windows to ensure the perfection of nature’s illumination brings out the perfection of your meal.