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9 Incredible Social Spaces

The home is a highly personal, sacred space. It’s also where we spend time with the people who matter most. With wise design choices, the home can be a haven for both solitude and good company.  When it comes to at-home socializing, it's worth curating designated spaces that make it easy to entertain. Scroll through a few of our favorite social spaces for guests of all ages. 

1. Top Shelf Entertainment - Cambridgeport Construction

It's amazing what a beautiful pop of art can do for social spaces. Not only is it eye-catching; it can really get the conversation going. This wet bar and seating area is bursting with color and texture, and comfortable furnishings positioned perfectly for socializing. 

Cambrigeport Construction, Kotzen Interiors

social spaces, kotzen interiors, cambridgeport construction(Photography: Warren Patterson, Builder: Cambridgeport Construction, Interior Designer: Kotzen Interiors) 

2. Happy Hour Heaven - Kistler & Knapp

Adjacent to a state-of-the-art test kitchen, this bright and bold wine room and bar are a seamless fusion of luxury and function. A nearly invisible glass partition separates the conditioned space of the wine room from the bar area, with only the door frames hinting at its presence. The textured glass bar counter follows the curvature of a vibrant tesserae glass tile mosaic adorning the bar cabinetry.

social spaces, kistler and knapp

social spaces, kistler and knapp

social spaces, kistler and knapp(Photography: Greg Premru, Architect: LDa Architecture & Interiors, Builder: Kistler & Knapp)

3. Social Hour with a View - Brookes + Hill Custom Builders

This is the kind of view that you never get tired of - and neither would your guests! With comfortable seating and an advanced heating and fan system, this indoor/outdoor space is comfortable for year-round enjoyment. The floor to ceiling windows offer a panoramic view of nature's ever-changing scenery.

brookes and hill, social spaces, flavin architects, outdoor patio

brookes and hill, social spaces, flavin architects, outdoor patio

(Architect: Flavin Architects, Builder: Brookes + Hill Custom Builders, Photographer: Nat Rea)

4. Fun & Functional - KVC Builders

Designed with the kids in mind, this staircase is both stunning and entertaining, with a slide that runs from the top floor all the way down to the basement. The team at KVC Builders carefully maneuvered this slide through the finished house into place with no equipment – a remarkable feat, all in the name of fun.

kvc builders, social spaces

kvc builders, social spaces(Photography: Nat Rea, Architect: Catalano Architects, Builder: KVC Builders)

5. Fully-Equipped Basement - Longfellow Design Build

It’s no secret that the basement is often the go-to entertainment hub in the home. In this finished basement level living space, a convenient kitchen space eliminates the need to haul refreshments up and down the stairs. It features gorgeous Quartz Portrush countertops, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a custom coffered ceiling layout, with a pool table and spacious island that make entertaining a breeze.

longfellow design build, social spaces(Builder: Longfellow Design Build)

6. Joy for All Ages - YoungBlood Builders

Within this expansive New England chateau, leisure spaces echo the modern, charming look and feel of the home’s overall aesthetic. The home theater doubles as a performance stage, with bold colors that spark creativity and conversation. An adorable New England cottage-style playhouse neighbors an indoor climbing wall, with a window detail that brings in a burst of natural light.

social spaces, youngblood builders, home theater

social spaces, youngblood builders, indoor playhouse

social spaces, youngblood builders, indoor rock climbing wall(Photography: Greg Premru, Architect: LDa Architecture & Interiors, Builder: YoungBlood Builders, Landscape Design: Wagner Hodgson, Interior Design: Melissa Winn Interiors)

7. Gathering in Luxury - F.H. Perry Builder

As part of a Beacon Hill renovation project, this bar and seating area was designed to embrace the beauty of the coveted neighborhood’s rich history, while also receiving a luxurious update. This space is the best of both worlds, with elements fit for both socializing or quiet relaxation. 

FH Perry Builder, Bar, Social Spaces

FH Perry Builder, Seating Area, Living Room, Beacon Hill, Social Spaces

(Photography: Michael J Lee, Architect: Pauli Uribe Architects, Builder: F.H. Perry Builder, Designer: Honey Collins Interiors)

8. Stylish Yet Cozy Rec Room: Fallon Custom Homes & Renovations

Comfortable seating is key to a perfect social space. With plush and spacious furnishings like these, surrounded by ambient lighting and cozy wood finishes, guests will want to stay awhile. Blending seamlessly with its surroundings, this pool table proves that even game time can be a stylish affair.

fallon custom builders, social spaces, pool table(Architect: McAlpine, Interior Design: Chango & Co, Builder: Fallon Custom Builders)

9. Underground Leisure - Laplante Construction

Beneath this one story executive ranch-style home is a fully fitted basement level entertainment mecca. The large basement features a pool table, a golf simulator, and a Brunswick two-lane bowling alley—it’s truly a game lover’s paradise.

laplante construction, home bowling alley, social spaces

laplante construction, golf simulator, social spaces

laplante construction, pool table, social spaces(Photography: Greg Bernier, Builder: Laplante Construction, Designer: Jennifer Champigney)


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