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Dining room in Bayhouse by Studio Rick Joy

Ten dining rooms in American homes that are a feast for the eyes

With glimpses of the seaside to views of the Rocky Mountains, our latest Dezeen Lookbook rounds up 10 dining rooms in American houses that would be spectacular settings for a Thanksgiving dinner.

This is the latest roundup in a series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series showcased cosy living roomsdomestic bathrooms designed by architects and colourful kitchens.

Dining room in Bayhouse by Studio Rick Joy

Bayhouse, New England by Studio Rick Joy

A dramatic wood-covered ceiling covers the dining room in New England residence Bayhouse designed by Tucson-based Studio Rick Joy.

When seated at the long table – which forms part of a wood palette throughout the house – diners enjoy views out to the sea.

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Dining room in Dawnridge House by Field Architecture

Dawnridge House, California by Field Architecture

The dining room of this house, in a suburb of Silicon Valley, is designed so that it is always open to the outdoors and frames a large oak tree.

Food can be served up from a built-in barbecue or from the kitchen, which adjoins the space via sliding glass doors.

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Dining room in Wasatch House by Olson Kundig

Hale Lana, Hawaii by Olson Kundig

An expansive roof provides shade to a wooden deck furnished with a dining area in this residence Seattle firm Olson Kundig has completed on an old lava field in Hawaii.

Suited to a large gathering, the wood table and benches mirror the form of the surrounding wood architecture.

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Dining room in Hudson Woods home by Magdalena Keck

Hudson Woods Home, New York by Magdalena Keck

A more intimate gathering would suit this foldable Finn Juhl dining table – one of a number of Danish mid-century designs furnishing the holiday home in a Catskill Mountains development.

The table is placed to make the most of a square window framing a view of the outdoors.

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Dining room in Ledge House by Desai Chia

Ledge House, Connecticut by Desai Chia

Placed between the kitchen counter and a concrete fireplace with a wood-burning stove, the dining table forms the heart of this home in Connecticut.

The pale wood table extends to large rectangular windows that span the length of the house providing views of the hilly landscape.

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Dining room in Little Peek by Bernman Horn Studio

Little Peek, Maine by Bernman Horn Studio

Weathered metal chairs and a weathered wood table form a simple, stripped-back setting for diners in Little Peek House.

The area is an enclosed patio that is sandwiched between two cedar volumes to form the holiday home that the founders of Berman Horn Studio built themselves on an island in Maine.

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Dining room in Shaw Mesa by Michael Doty Architects

Shaw Mesa, Idaho by Michael Doty Architects

The Rocky Mountains in Idaho are visible through sliding glass doors from the dining table in this Shaw Mesa residence by Michael Doty Architects.

Metal slices through the wood table top referencing the materiality of the house, which includes charred-black timber walls and a corrugated metal roof.

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Dining room in Sheffield House by Vincent Appel

Sheffield House, Masschusetts by Vincent Appel

The dining room in Sheffield House is furnished with warm, red-hued wooden chairs with woven seats and a glossy black table.

With these bold hues, which provides a contrast to the house's bleached cedar exterior, the dining area provides an anchor in the open-plan living space.

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Dining room in Valley Street house by Síol Studios and Levy Art and Architecture

Valley Street House, California by Síol Studios and Levy Art and Architecture

Black gridded windows and doors wrap a corner of the dining room in this residence in San Francisco.

They open onto a terrace with glass railings, ideal for hanging out before or after a feast.

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Dining room in Wasatch House by Olson Kundig

Wasatch House, Utah by Olson Kundig

Set in Salt Lake City, Utah, Wasatch House by Olson Kundig is furnished with a circular table for four diners.

Hues of green, orange ad brown pick up the tones of woodland visible through the window.

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