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Real Estate

Homes to hibernate in

comp:0000510e2727:000000102d:68b8 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"><p>Although Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring, winter is far from over in some parts of the country. Stay out of the elements in a room designed for coziness, filled with overstuffed chairs, roaring fireplaces and little nooks to hide away from winter&#8217;s worst.</p> <h3>Rustic library</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7455-Shepard-Mesa-Rd-Carpinteria-CA-93013/15873467_zpid/">7455 Shepard Mesa Rd, Carpinteria CA</a><br/> For sale: $9.45 million</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7455-Shepard-Mesa-Rd-Carpinteria-CA-93013/15873467_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-110146" alt="library_ca" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/library_ca-8578e6-e1360016927959.jpg" width="500" height="359"/></a></p> <p>Walls of shelving in a warm, wood-walled room make for the perfect place to spend time with a book. This rustic <a href="http://www.zillow.com/carpinteria-ca/">Carpinteria</a> home uses a unique mix of reclaimed barn wood and modern fixtures in much of its construction and sits on 7 acres with ocean views.</p> <h3>Spring awaits</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/385-Great-Plains-Rd-Southampton-NY-11968/59667431_zpid/">385 Great Plains Rd, Southampton NY</a><br/> For sale: $25.8 million</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/385-Great-Plains-Rd-Southampton-NY-11968/59667431_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-110151" alt="window seat" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/window-seat-6ec75b-e1360017003543.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></a></p> <p>Cheerful hues of tangerine and light green may help you forget the gloom outside. This <a href="http://www.zillow.com/southampton-ny/" target="_blank">Southampton home</a> sits on a 2.3-acre waterfront parcel, and much of the house includes large windows that capture bay views.</p> <h3>Wintry wine tasting</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3275-Tucker-Ranch-Rd-Wilson-WY-83014/2144163750_zpid/">3275 Tucker Ranch Rd, Wilson WY<br/> </a>For sale: $12.9 million</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3275-Tucker-Ranch-Rd-Wilson-WY-83014/2144163750_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-110152" alt="winecellar_wy" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/winecellar_wy-8c8815-e1360017036610.jpg" width="500" height="333"/></a></p> <p>Thick rock and beamed walls keep the wine cellar protected from whatever Mother Nature throws your way. This <a href="http://www.zillow.com/wy/">Wyoming </a>home sits on a private pond with mountain views.</p> <h3>Frosty s&#8217;mores</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2727-Deer-Hollow-Ct-Park-City-UT-84060/2124600763_zpid/">2727 Deer Hollow Ct, Park City UT</a><br/> For sale: $5.4 million</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2727-Deer-Hollow-Ct-Park-City-UT-84060/2124600763_zpid/"><img class="size-full wp-image-110145 aligncenter" alt="firepit_park city ut" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/firepit_park-city-ut-bc1bb9-e1360017064262.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></a></p> <p>Roasting s&#8217;mores isn&#8217;t just for the summer months. After a day of skiing, head back to this <a href="http://www.zillow.com/park-city-ut/">Park City chalet</a> to huddle around the outdoor fire pit. The ski-in/ski-out home is situated right on the Deer Valley ski run.</p> <h3>Spa spot</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/360-S-Starwood-Dr-Aspen-CO-81611/2116912820_zpid/">360 S Starwood Dr, Aspen CO</a><br/> For sale: $19.95 million</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/360-S-Starwood-Dr-Aspen-CO-81611/2116912820_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-110149" alt="sauna_co" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/sauna_co-2cdb69-e1360017129959.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></a></p> <p>Want to really warm up and unwind? How about creating your own spa day in the sauna of this <a href="http://www.zillow.com/aspen-co/">Aspen residence</a>. The home also has an indoor pool and indoor basketball court and spans a whopping <strong id="yui_3_7_3_1_1360004875242_2621"></strong>13,927 square feet of space.</p> <h3>Music nook</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/227-Turkey-Dr-Dripping-Springs-TX-78620/2142526891_zpid/">227 Turkey Dr, Dripping Springs TX</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/227-Turkey-Dr-Dripping-Springs-TX-78620/2142526891_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-110148" alt="nook_tx" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/nook_tx-41e71b-e1360017346277.jpg" width="500" height="332"/></a></p> <p>This corner space was designed for listening to your favorite albums. The alcove in the living room has a big custom-cut mattress with built-in surround sound speakers. Other custom features of the Texas home include a two-story library with rope pulley to access upper shelves and a tower of screened-in sleeping porches. <strong>See a <a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2012-11-20/house-of-the-week-artist-refuge-in-austin-video/">video tour</a></strong>.</p> <h3>Movie night</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/21-E-Cedar-St-Chicago-IL-60611/101440827_zpid/">21 E Cedar St, Chicago IL</a><br/> For sale: $5.95 million</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/21-E-Cedar-St-Chicago-IL-60611/101440827_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-110147" alt="movie_chicago" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/movie_chicago-8bacea-e1360017404894.jpg" width="500" height="334"/></a></p> <p>Whether it&#8217;s a thriller or a rom-com, cuddle up in this home theater to watch a flick or two. Custom built in 2010, this <a href="http://www.zillow.com/gold--coast-chicago-il/">Chicago Gold Coast home</a> spans <strong id="yui_3_7_3_1_1360011146418_2901"></strong>7,830 square feet and has high ceilings and detailed millwork throughout.</p> <h3>Soak it up</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/110-Elk-Highlands-Dr-Whitefish-MT-59937/2118670687_zpid/">110 Elk Highlands Dr, Whitefish MT</a><br/> For sale: $3.8 million</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/110-Elk-Highlands-Dr-Whitefish-MT-59937/2118670687_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-110150" alt="tub_mt" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/tub_mt-018860-e1360017452297.jpg" width="375" height="501"/></a></p> <p>The best remedy for a cold winter day is undoubtedly an hour spent submerged in a soaking tub. This <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mt/">Montana home</a>, named Snow Ghost Chalet, was designed for &#8220;comfort at the end of the day.&#8221;</p> <h3>Bunkmates</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2270-Shore-Ave-Freeland-WA-98249/60883101_zpid/ ">2270 Shore Ave, Freeland WA<br/> </a>For sale: $6.8 million</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2270-Shore-Ave-Freeland-WA-98249/60883101_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-110144" alt="bunkbed_wa" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/bunkbed_wa-efde88-e1360017527692.jpg" width="500" height="333"/></a></p> <p>By day the kids can romp on the beach of this <a href="http://www.zillow.com/freeland-wa/">Whidbey Island home</a>, and by night, it&#8217;s a sleepover in this bunk room. The 10-acre compound has 6 bedrooms and <strong id="yui_3_7_3_1_1360014526194_2825"></strong>7,629 square feet of living space.</p> <h3>Snuggle in</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/191-San-Joaquin-Rd-Mountain-Village-CO-81435/2115440120_zpid/">191 San Joaquin Rd, Mountain Village CO</a><br/> For sale: $4.85 million</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/191-San-Joaquin-Rd-Mountain-Village-CO-81435/2115440120_zpid/"><img class="size-full wp-image-110143 aligncenter" alt="bedrm_co" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/bedrm_co-48b56b-e1360016966364.jpg" width="500" height="338"/></a></p> <p>If the temps are nearing zero, there&#8217;s no better place to be than curled up under a heap of blankets with the fire going. This <a href="http://www.zillow.com/co/">Colorado home</a> takes architectural inspiration from historic mining structures, with exposed timbers and industrial touches.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-01-23/luxurious-living-the-countrys-hottest-luxury-real-estate-markets/">The Country&#8217;s Hottest Luxury Real Estate Markets</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2012-12-21/biggest-celebrity-home-sales-of-2012/" target="_blank">Biggest Celebrity Home Sales of 2012</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2012-12-31/10-most-viewed-homes-on-zillow-in-2012/">10 Most Viewed Homes on Zillow in 2012</a></li> </ul> </div>
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