Ultimate Retreats, Luxury Trends Take a Front Seat During Quarantine

There’s no time like the present, especially in the midst of a global pandemic, to truly appreciate your home. We’ve spent quality time at our homes over the last few months, probably the most in years. While we may be counting our blessings, we may also be longing for a pool, tennis court or home movie theater to further create a home sanctuary. We rounded up some of the most amazing homes in our listing portfolio with the hottest amenities in luxury today. Check it out below and perhaps you’ll find your dream home!

Let’s start with the most wanted amenity: a pool! In many areas, waitlists are months long to break ground for pools but why not just buy a home with one already installed?

8 Brookside Drive, Westport, CT

At 8 Brookside Drive in Westport, Connecticut, two impeccably landscaped acres houses a gunite pool, cabana and tennis court in a prime town location. Sensational and ultra-chic, you do not want to miss out on this spectacular home.

42 Coastline, Mashpee, MA

A coastal town like Mashpee, Massachusetts gives this home’s future owner the best of both worlds with an oceanfront pool. 42 Coastline is a picture-perfect beachfront home in a prestigious gated community. This home has all the bells and whistles, including salt water gunite pool, spa and water views from almost every room.

83 Hartford Avenue, Old Saybrook, CT

Another oceanfront paradise awaits you at 83 Hartford Avenue in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. This prime beach town location offers a blissful waterfront lifestyle. Nature’s ever changing ocean provides idyllic views from this property providing a magical setting from the interior and covered deck of this 1393 square foot home. A rare 0.15 acre plot allows a grassy oasis next to the beach with room for a nighttime fire pit retreat. Who wouldn’t love s’mores by the fire after a long day splashing in the salty waves?

Ocean view from 83 Hartford Avenue, Old Saybrook, CT

 

540 Myrtle Road, Naples, FL

If you’re located in Florida, we know there can be year-round sunbathing weather, but sometimes that comes with unbearable heat. Enter the lanai. 540 Myrtle Road in Naples, Florida houses a massive pool enclosed in glass. This home is a true retreat, also with a spa with a sun shelf, water features, linear fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and multiple seating areas for entertaining. This home is conveniently located near Naples’ finest beaches, restaurants and shopping.

92 Lakeview Drive, Preston, CT

Prefer to cruise over swim? Boat lovers, we’ve got you covered with this lakefront property boasting 300 feet of water frontage with a custom lakeside timber framed pavilion and deck. 92 Lakeview Drive in Preston, Connecticut sits on the east side of 113-acre Amos Lake, and we all know what that means: the sun sets dramatically in your backyard. Hang out down by the lake with ease in a custom gazebo with copper roof and a 90 foot U-shaped EZ-dock system to take full advantage of your waterfront activities.

33 Manicknung Lane, Stratton, VT

Here’s an amenity that you cannot order from a store. The secluded privacy of 14 acres at 33 Manicknung Lane in gorgeous Stratton, Vermont affords this homeowner a year-round haven of summer and fall hiking, serenity in the spring and skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding in the winter. Experience the deep oranges and reds of the fall foliage that surrounds this property, glide down the snowy slopes or take off directly from your land onto trails in the winter, play in the spring rain, and bask in the summer sun by the pool. Enjoy skiing, luscious natural scenery, beautiful landscaping, and wonderfully fresh air.

27 Soundview Drive, Westport, CT

For sunset views and comfort outside all year long, head to the rooftop of 27 Soundview Drive overlooking the beautiful Compo Beach in Westport, Connecticut. The deck of this 3,134-square-foot, new construction home comes with a gas fireplace and hot tub for cozy nights under the stars. For former city-dwellers, this home has the convenience of private outdoor space while in a prime country location.

1127 Hardscrabble Road in Chappaqua, NY

Swimming is a peaceful, meditative sport that is easy on the joints and truly one of the best forms of exercise. At 1127 Hardscrabble Road in Chappaqua, New York, the owner can swim all year in their custom endless pool, located in the home gym. During quarantine or anytime, this is the ultimate luxury to not share a pool facility for exercise! An additional in-ground pool outside on the 2.35 acre property, plus stone patios, lush landscaping, built-in grill and raised vegetable gardens make this Chappaqua home an escape from it all!

An important goal for some people during quarantine was to maintain or increase their physical fitness. At the following two homes in Connecticut, the owners have access to state-of-the-art sport facilities that provide complete privacy.

54 Lyons Plains Road in Westport, CT

At 54 Lyons Plains Road in Westport, Connecticut, the builder and homeowner is a true tennis lover, playing and making yearly trips to the U.S. Open. He wanted to create an environment like the famous sporting event at his home so they built an award-winning custom Har-Tru tennis court with sprinkler system, custom fencing and windscreens. Above the court sits a viewing booth much like the boxes at the U.S. Open. A vital advantage to the court is it’s North-South positioning, meaning you never have to serve into the sun! This home also boasts a pool and stone patio and glorious landscaped gardens.

358 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT

You’ll have the home court advantage at 358 Lukes Wood Road which houses a rare sunlit basketball facility hidden inside a pre-war era barn on the property. In addition to a gunite saltwater pool and cabana, this seven-bedroom home that sprawls over almost five acres in New Canaan, Connecticut also boasts a Har-Tru tennis court.

Many of us became comfortable with the idea of working from home during quarantine, yet struggled with where to be most productive within our homes. If you don’t have a home office, what is your best option besides the kitchen table? Tuck yourself away for a few hours of peace and quiet in these custom home offices and get your work done.

971 Hulls Farm Road, Southport, CT

Peace and quiet is what you’ll find at 971 Hulls Farm Road in Southport, Connecticut, one of the most coveted neighborhoods in the area. When you’re not working in the sunlit office overlooking the former apple orchard, sit by the sun-drenched pool area which includes a pool house with bathroom and kitchen. Enjoy long lazy days (post-work!) lounging on the extensive white granite patio, or on the covered veranda for sunsets and reading on rainy days.

42 Meeker Hill Road, Redding, CT

At 42 Meeker Hill Road, bring the outside in with Nano folding doors that let the sunshine and nice weather boost your productivity. This modern home in the rural setting of Redding, Connecticut sits on five acres and is truly stunning at every turn. It’s being sold fully furnished, if necessary, so you only need to bring your laptop!

There is no doubt we are spending more time at home these days. Make the most of your ultimate retreat by selecting a home with one or more of these special amenities and win the quarantine game!

 

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