12 Spaces Perfect for Entertaining Family + Friends

With a ton of options for entertaining, HGTV Dream Home 2019 offers endless ways to host intimate dinners, major family holidays or large outdoor parties surrounded by the natural beauty of this amazing Whitefish, Montana, property.

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December 04, 2018
By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Easy Entertaining

Entertaining outdoors at HGTV Dream Home 2019 is easy, thanks to this handy window with food/drink ledge and four bar stools that opens from the kitchen to the covered back deck. This image also shows one of the three chic outdoor chandeliers that illuminate the space from above.

Soak in the Views

HGTV Dream Home 2019 includes a number of well-designed outdoor living spaces, including this lounge area on the covered back deck with cushioned outdoor patio chairs and a modern metal and concrete coffee table. "We have one of the best views ever here from this room," says designer Brian Patrick Flynn. "Because you’re elevated, you’re protected from the sun and you’re looking down directly at the lake."

Enjoy Nature

Just a few steps down from the outdoor living room sits this built-in bench with assorted blue throw pillows for comfort. This space provides another spot for enjoying views of the lake, trees and mountains that make this property so appealing.

Dine Outdoors

Located a few steps down from the covered back deck, enjoy beautiful views and a dinner al fresco in this outdoor dining room with integrated grill. A stylish rustic dining table features a hand-rubbed gray finish with polyurethane coating for long-lasting use outside. The table is surrounded by six patio dining chairs made from rot-resistant Acacia wood with an attractive driftwood finish.

Warm and Cozy

Two identical woven outdoor sofas with navy blue upholstery paired with two sculptural modern coffee tables surround an outdoor fireplace that makes entertaining outdoors more comfortable on chilly nights. The fireplace includes open storage on each side for wood, with a pair of benches off to the side offering a quiet spot for more private conversation.

Sit and Relax

Along the exterior wall of the great room sit six slate-colored modern wooden rocking chairs positioned so guests can enjoy the stunning views of the lake and natural beauty of the area. Blue pillows and cozy throw blankets on the chairs keep guests warm on chilly nights.

The Ultimate Entertaining Area

This wide view of the back of HGTV Dream Home 2019 illustrates the different outdoor entertaining zones that make the property so special. You can dine outdoors, enjoy a drink under the stars, get cozy by the outdoor fireplace, or even take a soak in the cedar hot tub off the back of the master bedroom.

Great Flow

The interior of the main living areas on the first level of HGTV Dream Home 2019 were designed to have great flow and a cohesive design, as well as good traffic flow from space to space for modern living and easy entertaining. This view from the home’s open-concept kitchen island shows how the space flows into the open dining room and the lounge area of the expansive great room with stunning outdoor views.

Dine in Style

No matter the weather outside, guests can feel welcomed in the home’s open dining room. Dinner can be enjoyed in comfort while taking in the beautiful views thanks to the 4-panel patio doors that lead to the deck and patio outside.

Lounge-Worthy Space

An extra-large, rust-colored sectional sofa and sculptural armchairs offers comfortable and cozy seating for guests in this centrally-located space with gas fireplace and enticing outdoor views.

Casual Gatherings

Whip up gourmet meals in this open-concept kitchen with five-star appliances designed for daily meals and casual entertaining. Guests can sit at the kitchen’s user-friendly island while meals are being prepared, and enjoy a refreshment or snack while visiting with the cook.

Cozy Entertaining

This ski-themed bonus room located on the second floor of the home offers the perfect space for cozy entertaining, with an oversized vintage photo of skiers on the wall, four white armchairs with faux furry pillows and a rectangular metal coffee table with recycled wood top.