Normally, when the children, or anyone for that matter, start to play sports indoors, they are immediately advised to “take it outside—” sports aren’t meant to be played in the house. For these six forward-thinking homes, though, the response would most likely be quite different. Whether you play baseball or basketball, swim laps or bowl, the extraordinary indoor sports amenities included in each of these homes provide the perfect opportunity to keep on playing despite the quickly emerging, cold winter months.
1089 Boston Post Road—Madison, CT
Within the walls of this 9,960 square-foot Colonial home located in the coastal Connecticut town of Madison lies a completely finished basement with an impressively large indoor batting cage. Practice that swing all year long in the convenience of your own home. Other unique amenities include a media room, two offices and an outdoor pool with an infinity spa, as well as tennis court for the warmer weather. The property additionally boasts a caretaker’s cottage, which includes three bedrooms and 1,200 square feet of living space.
18 East Liberty Street—Chester, CT
Although usually played inside, bowling at home can definitely pass as a residential feature that’s one-of-a-kind. This striking property, located in Chester, CT, blends classic architectural design with modern amenities to create a luxurious estate that offers both practicality and unbeatable entertainment possibilities. The preserved antique bowling alley can be found in the home’s 1,500 square-foot living room, which additionally features a barrel mahogany ceiling, stage and more.
Five Half Mile Road—Goshen, CT
This stunning Goshen, CT estate contains outstanding sports amenities that are fit for a pro! The home’s lower level features its own indoor basketball court and an impressive custom gym that will surely keep you in shape all year round. A top-of-the-line tennis court is also included on the property’s expansive grounds.
132 Nod Road—Ridgefield, CT
2,350 square feet encompass the magical lower level of a spectacular stone and shingle-style Ridgefield estate. This bonus space is every child’s dream, and includes a full theater, game room, as well as a climbing and obstacle play room. This unique feature, in addition to an adjacent gym, provides ample opportunities to get your daily dose of physical activity, all while having loads of fun.
If you love to swim and find it difficult to admit that the pool season is over, these two homes enjoy aquatic activities in every season—even winter! 411 Mulberry Point Road in Guilford, CT, contains an indoor heated pool and gym. Ideal for laps, the long pool embraces a light-filled space with expansive windows overlooking the home’s waterfront property. 190 Murray Lane, also in Guilford, features an exercise room complete with a pool meant for aquatics. There’s even a TV, so pick a workout, pop in a DVD and follow along!