Sometimes the best winter plans are right at home.
Living north of New York City has year-round benefits, but come wintertime, we all know the weather outside can get frightful. Luckily, staying inside can be every bit delightful. Our listings have no shortage of world-class amenities to carry us through the cold months in comfort and luxury. Through our 130 years in these markets, we’ve seen just about everything, from luxurious libraries and artist studios to today’s basketball courts, golf simulators, indoor pools, tasting cellars and screening rooms. Analog, digital, active or relaxed—no matter your preference, the possibilities are endless for making the best of life right inside.
No matter how you hide from the Polar Vortex, the options are aplenty. Here are some more extraordinary examples:
Basketball Court | 6 Carriage Trail, Tarrytown, NY
Blizzard or not, the ball is always in your court at this modern castle at Greystone-on-Hudson, which boasts a walk-out recreation level with walls of glass welcoming dramatic river views.
Home Theater | 11 Hedgerow Lane, Greenwich, CT
We can’t imagine a better setting to stream movies than this perfect home theater. Self-deliver a Margherita from the pizza oven upstairs and kick back.
Indoor Pool | 15 N. Hinterland Drive, Rhinebeck, NY
Swim away the winter blues in this wood-beamed natatorium in the Hudson Valley, which boasts a 16′ x 32′ saltwater heated pool and a spa.
Ice Cream Parlor | 13 Meadow Brook Road, Katonah, NY
Who says ice cream is a summer thing? With your own private ice cream parlor, you can pretend it’s still July and the heat you feel isn’t just coming through the HVAC.
Golf Simulator | 47 Alpine, Greenwich, CT
Can’t get to Palm Beach Gardens? This golf practice simulator will help you keep in the swing of things until the local links thaw out.
Tasting Cellar | 73 Bellevue Avenue, Rye, NY
With its vaulted brick ceiling and ample space to gather friends, this enchanting chamber keeps supply close to demand. (Malbec and manchego not included).
Library | 155 Long Neck Point Road, Darien, CT
With a spiraling staircase and two floors of tomes, the library in this seaside home offers warm respite when the forecast shelves your plans.
Music Room | 21 Sherbrooke Road, Scarsdale, NY
Soaring ceilings and a tour de force in architectural concrete welcome the setting and acoustics ideal for an impromptu musical performance.