With favorable summer weather comes more opportunity for recreation, and it’s the fortunate homeowner who can hone their game both inside and outdoors. From basketball to tennis to horseback riding, challenging athletic pursuits can certainly be had at home. Here are six properties that bring sport within reach of any great staycation.
Tranquil Outdoor Courts in Manalapan, Florida
Manalapan, Florida | Cristina Condon, Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
In addition to its close proximity to the beach, its 15 acres of private land, and its grand Mediterranean architectural features, this waterfront estate in Manalapan, Florida is well set up for the sports enthusiast. Surrounded by leafy tropical palms and fuschia hibiscus flowers, the property’s tennis court is a player’s oasis, and homeowners can choose from a myriad of other physical activities on the property, from shooting hoops on the basketball court to going for a swim in the pool to practicing their golf game on the PGA-standard practice hole. A truly unrivaled property, this home is an adventure waiting to be discovered.
A Mountain-View Stable in Clio, California
Set in the northern Sierra Nevada range, this elevated lodge in Clio, California takes full advantage of the region’s unparalleled pastoral and mountain views. Ideal for the equestrian, the property features a six-stall stable with adjacent grooming shed, tack room, storage space, and paddocks. The nearly 3,000-square-foot riding arena allows for both rider and horse to enjoy boundless physical activity. Miles of adjoining forest service land, grazing pastures, and stream-side paths provide plenty of space for rides, while ATV jumps and tennis courts provide activities for the entire household.
A Grassy Tennis Court in Southampton, New York
Southampton, New York | Harald Grant & Bruce Grant, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage
Named the “Ocean Dream,” this 80-year-old oceanfront estate appeals for its emphasis on outdoor living. Its nearly four acres comprises a swimming pool, manicured grass tennis court, and putting green. Start your morning off with a coffee on one of the home’s many covered porches before making your way down to the water’s edge, just steps away. The home’s traditional New England style, shingle roof, colonnade detailing, and French doors seamlessly transition the space from inside to out.
A Racquetball Court in Mexico City, Mexico
This Mexico City palacio winningly combines luxury with activity. The indoor squash court and golf simulator make the home as recreational as it is beautiful, while the swimming pool, sauna, and massage room gives athletes a place to relax after a long game. Paintings and stained glass pair with sports amenities in a home that balances physical activity and creative design.
An Indoor Climbing Wall in Edwards, Colorado
Colorado’s Vail Valley is known the world over for its excellent skiing and breathtaking wilderness, and this property makes the most of both. The Casteel Creek Retreat is a 439-acre mountain resort located between the town of Edwards, the Beaver Creek Ski Resort, and the Vail Mountain Club. With nearly 13 miles of paths for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, hiking, and biking, the property has been designed with the adventure-seeking owner in mind. In the off season, guests can enjoy the property’s five-story rock climbing wall and Olympic-size lap pool.
A NBA-Inspired Basketball Court in Purchase, New York
Located within the exclusive Purchase Estates community, this 15,000-square-foot home is outfitted for the athletically-minded; complete with a multi-room sports complex that includes a golf simulator, fully-outfitted gym, and this New York Knicks-inspired full-sized basketball court. Outside on the nearly five acres of grounds you’ll find a pool and incredible views of the neighboring golf course.
As varied in design as they are in locale, these homes have one thing in common: they integrate an active lifestyle with luxurious living. For the adventurer and the athlete, staying local can be just as rewarding as discovering new terrain.
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