Art / Lifestyle December 6, 2021

5 Game Rooms To Take You Into Fall

With temperatures cooling in the northern hemisphere, these incredible leisure spaces will inspire fun well into the winter months.

It’s all fun and games when it comes to indoor entertainment—if there’s an incredible recreation space, that is. As we look to spend more time relaxing indoors with family and friends, having an inviting place to play is a worthy asset for endless leisure. Explore the five exceptional recreation spaces these luxury homes have to offer that set the bar for high-end game rooms.

Contemporary Oasis in Palm Desert, California

Palm Desert, California | Mike Patakas & Maria PatakasDesert Sotheby’s International Realty

Like a dazzling desert mirage, Eagle’s Wings is a seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom architectural marvel situated at the apex of the prestigious Bighorn Golf Course. Inspired by its majestic namesake, this sprawling luxury property spares no outdoor amenity with custom-built grottos, natural rock waterfalls, an infinity edge swimming pool and spa, outdoor fire pits, and panoramic views of the mountainous landscape. But when the sun falls and night cools, it’s an easy transition from the patio to the adjoining expansive game room for pool, poker, and pinball—or simply enjoy the competitive atmosphere while curled up in front of the fireplace.

Abundant Activities at Hidden Hills, California

Hidden Hills, California | Patte GilbertWish Sotheby’s International Realty

This impressive Californian estate, situated on over two and a half acres, entertains almost every activity and hobby imaginable. To start, there’s the entertainment area featuring the game room for playing billiards, a 350-bottle wine room, and a convenient concession stand for stocking up before settling into the 13-seat theater. For baseball fans, there’s a cage adjacent to the home gym to practice your batting. The estate also has a room for every need, including a gift wrap room, mud room, and playroom. Outdoors, the grounds feature a pool and spa, tennis court facility complete with juice bar, racquetball court, putting green, and barn with horse stables. Luckily, the seven bedrooms and ample parking space on the property mean plenty of opportunities for hosting guests.

An Opulent Estate in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Jeff McDonaldSotheby’s International Realty Canada

Entertain in style at this 10,633-square-foot Vancouver estate, complete with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and breathtaking elements of modern design at every turn. Start in the chef’s kitchen for intimate gatherings, or enjoy the outdoor kitchen for patio dining on warm nights, along with a soak in the hot tubs. Continue indoors to the basement for unlimited entertainment, where a refined yet cozy game room featuring billiards awaits—complete with a full bar, plush velvet banquettes, and sleek fireplaces. For more entertainment, enjoy the adjacent indoor pool, spa, and theater.

The Bespoke Manor House from London, United Kingdom

London, England | Jason CorbettUnited Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

Hampton Hall in the esteemed Crown Estate is over an acre of English countryside property that’s full of potential and prime for imagination. For those who have dreamt of developing their own home, it’s a highly desirable location with access to prestigious schools, sporting facilities, and London’s upscale shopping. Largely inspired by the architecture of 16th century English country mansions, the chance to tailor the home to personal taste is thrilling, including customizing a stellar game room like the one in this exquisite rendering. So, will it be traditional and cozy, or perhaps sleek and modern?

Private Country Club Living in Nevada, United States

Gardnerville, Nevada | Katherina HaugSierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Seeking the ultimate retreat for rest, relaxation, and recreation? The Sanctuary, located near beautiful Lake Tahoe, is designed for privacy on its almost four acres of landscaped grounds. The property hosts a sport and tennis court and six-car garage set against a stunning Sierra Nevadas backdrop. Inside, the six-bedroom home exudes comfort and charm with natural wood finishes throughout, and family fun is abound with an indoor water park. In the evenings, unwind in the spectacular game room that boasts an elaborate Renaissance billiards table as the centerpiece, sip at the green marble bar, and take in the big sky views.

No matter one’s game of choice—billiards, foosball, darts, arcade games, or even video games—a high-end game room is a true highlight in any home. As these five incredible properties prove, the recreation options offered inside can be just as enticing as outdoor amenities. Sometimes, the best entertainment is found right at home.


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