Getting snowed in isn’t all that bad when surrounded by all the luxuries and comforts of home. Actually, having a “snow day” can be quite enjoyable, especially in a home full of downright cozy charm! So grab a mug of hot chocolate, put on those comfy slippers and make the most of whatever little bit of winter cold remains, despite the groundhog’s early prediction of spring—here are four residences that enjoy the often disregarded perks of a laid-back winter day at home.
172 North Stamford Road—Stamford, CT
Built in 1770, this historic Colonial home in Stamford, Conn., has exquisite, old-world features that are perfectly inviting for a relaxing day spent at home. High ceilings with original beams, as well as spacious rooms filled with heartwarming details including five fireplaces and antique doors, complete the home’s overall appealing ambiance. There is even a spring-fed lake on the property, which is ideal for all seasons, especially during the winter for ice hockey and skating—a perfect snow day activity with the kids.
30 Homer Avenue—Larchmont, NY
Warm up by the wood-burning fireplace in this comfortable Colonial home, which rests on a quiet cul de sac in the town of Larchmont, N.Y. This radiant feature, which is immediately seen upon entrance, is a great way to set the mood for a snug snow day at home, while also adding distinct character and décor. An expansive, well-designed kitchen also presents residents bound indoors with the opportunity to cook a delicious new recipe amidst a flawless setting.
375 West Road—New Canaan, CT
This splendid new construction is full of opportunities when it comes to spending time at home. Located on one of New Canaan, Conn.’s most highly sought-after streets, this 8,579 square-foot Colonial was just completed in 2014, and features impeccable details and craftsmanship. Besides its millwork and moldings, the residence additionally boasts a mahogany library—the very place where every book lover’s dream snow day would undoubtedly begin. Of course, there are many other cozy rooms just waiting to be furnished, decorated and enjoyed through wintery weather and beyond.
175 Brookside Road—Darien, CT
There’s just something about antique homes that sets the mood for a warm day inside regardless of the predicted forecast. Located on nearly five acres of land in Darien, Conn., and constructed in 1820, this residence certainly maintains the impeccable historic roots and grandeur of its day. Once owned by renowned luxury auctioneer John L. Marion, who served as Chairman of Sotheby’s auction house in NYC, the home offers both lovely style and charm, and even has a fireplace in one of its seven bedrooms—perfect for an unexpected day in.