Now that we know who — and what — won Academy Awards, it's high time for some Oscar-worthy binge-watching. These media rooms from around the Sotheby's International Realty network have the top-tier components, specially designed lighting and comfortable furnishings that ensure you and your friends have the best seats in the house.
Light-filled Contemporary Palm Beach Gardens, Florida | Patricia Mahaney & JB Edwards, Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
This six-bedroom Contemporary home in the Old Palm Golf Club offers formal and informal spaces for relaxed day-to-day living and grand-scale entertaining. Towering 25-foot ceilings and walls of windows create a sense of grandeur in the living and family rooms, while the formal dining room displays a subtle sophistication. With its thoughtfully positioned lighting and comfortable, stylish seats with cup holders, the home theater rivals the best professional cinemas. Covered and open-air terraces provide opportunities for entertaining around the dramatic pool.
Luxurious living in Pebble Beach Pebble Beach, California | Michael Canning, Nicholas Canning, Jessica Canning, Ellen Krausse, & Natalie Pitschke, Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage
This six-bedroom home near Pebble Beach’s exclusive Lodge and Beach Club brings impressive design, exceptional materials and superior-quality finishes to its coveted location. Nearly all of the inviting spaces — a living and dining room with a terrace, a chef’s kitchen and family room, a glass-enclosed loggia, a library, an outdoor kitchen, a billiards room and the master suite — enjoy breathtaking vistas of treetops, mountains and ocean waters. The home theater welcomes with its rich, warm hues and handsome leather seats.
Lavish Greenwich waterfront compound Greenwich, Connecticut | Joseph Barbieri, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
This gated, 5.8-acre estate is one of Greenwich’s most noteworthy waterfront properties, with a stately, eight-bedroom home sited for appreciation of views that stretch to Long Island Sound. The traditionally styled interiors include lavish formal spaces for living and entertaining, an indoor pool and a classically appointed home theater with seats to accommodate a crowd. The compound also encompasses a guesthouse, waterside terraces, lush landscaping, a pool, a tennis court, a putting green, a deep-water dock and 1,570 feet of shoreline.
Timeless Santa Fe hacienda Santa Fe, New Mexico | Ashley Margetson, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Main Downtown Brokerage
Nestled on 2 acres, this classic, double-adobe hacienda in the exclusive community of Las Campanas benefits from mountain views to the east and west. Easily livable and enjoyable, it features five bedrooms — including two master suites — six baths, appealing entertaining areas, a well-equipped kitchen, a state-of-the-art media room with plush velvet theater seats and a snack bar, an office, an outdoor kitchen, and five garages. Steps from the main residence, the private, one-bedroom guesthouse has a full kitchen, a fireplace and mountain views.
Contemporary Sonoma Valley getaway Healdsburg, California | Lisa Sheppard & Sheri Morgensen, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage
Tucked into a wooded hillside in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, this Contemporary getaway exemplifies the wine country’s relaxed modern style. It features a multilevel floor plan, beamed vaulted ceilings, skylights, plentiful windows that fill spaces with light and striking walls of glass that open to wraparound decks, encouraging indoor-outdoor living. Entertainers will appreciate the open great room, the modern chef’s kitchen, the rugged wine cellar and the inviting, comfortably appointed media room. Pathways wind through the property to a secluded yoga and meditation studio.
Elegance above Park Avenue New York, New York | Meredyth Hull Smith, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
This stunning, two-level condominium residence, perched high above its prestigious Park Avenue setting, offers 6,000 square feet of magnificent living spaces, a separate studio for guests or staff, a wine-storage area and 2,000 square feet of terraces for appreciating the singular view. Highlights include a living room with a fireplace and French doors, a formal dining room, an eat-in chef’s kitchen, five restful bedrooms and an elegantly appointed and ornately detailed home theater.