Art / Lifestyle January 13, 2022

Keeping It Reel: 5 Fantastic Home Theaters

With specially chosen lighting, top-tier sound systems, and comfortable oversized seats, these home theaters make private viewing a pleasure.

Classical Luxury in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California | Tracey D. Clarke & John GiddinsSotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage

Traditional in style and filled with natural light, this wonderful 5,580-square-foot home is secluded at the end of a long gated drive on 1.14 parklike acres. It offers a breezy wraparound porch, balconies and decks, five bedrooms, living and dining rooms with fireplaces, a well-appointed kitchen, a library, a wine tasting room, and a theater with comfortable seating, sound baffling, a wet bar, and top-caliber components. The grounds feature green grassy lawns, a generous motor court, and a refreshing saltwater infinity-edge pool.

East Hampton Idyll

East Hampton, New York | John A. HealeySotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

At the end of a gated tree-lined drive on the edge of East Hampton village, this 6,500-square-foot retreat combines modern luxury with classic charm. It offers seven restful bedrooms, a superior light-filled kitchen, a gym, a game room, a golf simulator, a wine room, and a sleek, chic, well-equipped home theater with a custom audio system. The 3.1-acre grounds boast an outdoor kitchen, verandahs and pergolas, a negative edge pool and spa, tastefully lush landscaping, a putting green, and a tennis court.

New Greenwich Manor

Greenwich, Connecticut | John GravesSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

This impressive new estate features the superior craftsmanship and timeless style expected in any Greenwich residence. The cook’s kitchen includes two islands, the primary suite encompasses a lavish dressing room and bath, two versatile upper-level rooms are perfect for office or study space, and the lowest level provides a fitness center, a wine cellar and tasting room, a family or game room, and a tiered theater. An alfresco entertaining area with gas fire pit and an outdoor kitchen overlooks the alluring pool and spa.

Elegance above Park Avenue

New York, New York | Meredyth Hull SmithSotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

This refined seven-bedroom duplex overlooks Park Avenue from its perch in a desirable full-service condominium building. Highlights include a grand living room with a fireplace and French doors opening to 2,000 square feet of terrace space, a formal dining room, a billiards room and library, a chef’s kitchen with an adjoining breakfast room, wine storage, and on the second level, an elegantly appointed and ornately detailed home theater. A separate studio apartment on the third floor is ideal for guest or staff quarters or office.

Kingwood Estate

Kingwood, Texas | Dana OlejniczakMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 

Bringing to mind a majestic European manor, this stunning 17,331-square-foot residence in a gated community north of Houston features a double-height living room, cook’s and prep kitchens, a library, two offices, an indoor sports court, wet and dry saunas, a game room, a billiards room with a bar, a guest apartment, and an elegant screening room with a projector. The lush 3.84-acre property offers a dramatic waterfall pool, a generous motor court with abundant parking, and private lighted tennis courts.

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