Homes to hibernate in
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’s worst.
7455 Shepard Mesa Rd, Carpinteria CA
For sale: $9.45 million
Walls of shelving in a warm, wood-walled room make for the perfect place to spend time with a book. This rustic Carpinteria 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.
385 Great Plains Rd, Southampton NY
For sale: $25.8 million
Cheerful hues of tangerine and light green may help you forget the gloom outside. This Southampton home sits on a 2.3-acre waterfront parcel, and much of the house includes large windows that capture bay views.
Wintry wine tasting
3275 Tucker Ranch Rd, Wilson WY
For sale: $12.9 million
Thick rock and beamed walls keep the wine cellar protected from whatever Mother Nature throws your way. This Wyoming home sits on a private pond with mountain views.
2727 Deer Hollow Ct, Park City UT
For sale: $5.4 million
Roasting s’mores isn’t just for the summer months. After a day of skiing, head back to this Park City chalet to huddle around the outdoor fire pit. The ski-in/ski-out home is situated right on the Deer Valley ski run.
360 S Starwood Dr, Aspen CO
For sale: $19.95 million
Want to really warm up and unwind? How about creating your own spa day in the sauna of this Aspen residence. The home also has an indoor pool and indoor basketball court and spans a whopping 13,927 square feet of space.
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. See a video tour.
21 E Cedar St, Chicago IL
For sale: $5.95 million
Whether it’s a thriller or a rom-com, cuddle up in this home theater to watch a flick or two. Custom built in 2010, this Chicago Gold Coast home spans 7,830 square feet and has high ceilings and detailed millwork throughout.
Soak it up
110 Elk Highlands Dr, Whitefish MT
For sale: $3.8 million
The best remedy for a cold winter day is undoubtedly an hour spent submerged in a soaking tub. This Montana home, named Snow Ghost Chalet, was designed for “comfort at the end of the day.”
2270 Shore Ave, Freeland WA
For sale: $6.8 million
By day the kids can romp on the beach of this Whidbey Island home, and by night, it’s a sleepover in this bunk room. The 10-acre compound has 6 bedrooms and 7,629 square feet of living space.
191 San Joaquin Rd, Mountain Village CO
For sale: $4.85 million
If the temps are nearing zero, there’s no better place to be than curled up under a heap of blankets with the fire going. This Colorado home takes architectural inspiration from historic mining structures, with exposed timbers and industrial touches.