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The 9 most eye-catching kitchens in Austin

Cabin-style to contemporary, and all for sale

When the holidays hit, it’s hard to resist the allure of a homey kitchen full of great smells, busy cooks, and in-the-way guests. A welcoming, comfortable cooking space can take many forms, and we’ve gathered just a few in a variety of styles. All happen to be in homes that are on the market right now, in case you were wondering.

519 Briarpatch Road, Lockhart: A 15,246-square-foot country home is duty-bound to have a feast-equipped kitchen, and this one looks to fill the bill. It’s the former ranch of Dollie Cole, an outspoken businesswoman who outlasted her husband, president of GM, and went on to run the Corvette Hall of Fame, host a talk show, and run her ranch. With seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, it’s on the market for $4.95 million.

1521 Deer Lake Road, Wimberley This compact number is in the historic guest house on much larger estate and house that serves as a wedding and event venue. Those who who prefer a more intimate gathering might opt for something like this cabin overlooking Lone Man Creek instead. The main estate measures 5,500 square feet and has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms (as well as full bar and dance hall). It’s asking $5 million.

1219 Brooks Hollow Road A lakeside retreat with a large kitchen, prep area, and formal and informal dining spaces offers lots of options. This 6,279-square-foot Lake Travis home has four bedrooms and six bathrooms and is offered for $4.75 million.

16004 Chateau Avenue Of course, a Texas lake is also amenable to French-style architecture, especially if the home is actually located on Chateau Avenue. This French country kitchen looks like a proper and welcoming place for all sorts of holiday meals.

1109 Kennan Road There’s no reason a contemporary kitchen can’t be homey, as this one by designed Paul Lamb built by Dalgleish attests. It’s part of a six-bedroom, six-bathroom West Lake estate on almost five acres, asking $4 million.

690 Autumn Lane, Dripping Springs An executive retreat designed by Dick Clark Architecture features a lavishly equipped, French Country style home along with its five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and helipad. 12,095 square feet, yours for $3.8 million.

900 Live Oak Circle The Floating Box House in West Lake Hills is a stunning, well-known contemporary that impresses with its design and distinctiveness. The sleek kitchen of the 11,833-square-foot masterpiece, which has seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and is asking a mere $15 million, is no exception to its exceptionalism.

8 Sugar Creek Drive, in Rollingwood is another well-regarded and utterly unique property, currently on the market for $3.35 million, it has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 4,007 square feet, which includes this warm, cottage-style kitchen.

4401 Capital of Texas Highway This palatial, 11,000-square-foot home has a fittingly regal kitchen along with its seven bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms on a 2.5-acre plot in Davenport Ranch, all for $7.6 million.