Home Is Where The Health Is: 5 Homes Perfect For A Healthy Lifestyle

A daily wellness routine is no sweat when a home enjoys its own top-tier fitness equipment, private lap pools, professional-caliber sports courts, and flourishing vegetable gardens.

Luxurious Living in Dumbo

Offering 4,565 square feet of sophisticated living and entertaining space along with an enviable terrace, this five-bedroom residence is a chic aerie full of light that revels in views of the harbor, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Residents of the Olympia building benefit from numerous amenities, which include a fitness center, a spin studio, a boxing gym, both indoor and outdoor pools, a juice bar, a spa, a full-sized tennis court, a bowling alley, and a children’s playground.

Stylish Renovated Victorian

Impeccably remodeled with careful attention to period detail and the incorporation of superior finishes, fixtures, and systems, this lovely 1904 Victorian exemplifies San Francisco living. Highlights include a stylish living room with a fireplace, a family room adjoining the streamlined designer kitchen, a sunny dining room opening to a deck overlooking a colorful backyard with an outdoor fireplace, four bedrooms, an office, and a private gym on the lower level.

Wine Country Compound

An enchanting retreat in wine country’s Glen Ellen, this 6.42-acre compound features two charming homes—a two-bedroom main residence and a three-bedroom guesthouse accompanied by a hot tub and a play structure—barns for bottling and hosting parties, a heated swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen with a grill and a pizza oven, more than 700 olive trees, Cabernet and Merlot vines, established landscaping, and extensive gardens for cultivating produce and herbs at home.

Inviting Greenwich Getaway

Surrounded by impressive lush greenery and handsome rock outcroppings, this delightful home on 3.2 acres on a peaceful backcountry lane is accompanied by numerous decks and patios, an oversized swimming pool, and a USTA-caliber tennis court. Updated by New York architect Gregory Colston, the Colonial-inspired residence offers nine bedrooms; 10 baths; welcoming living and entertaining spaces with hardwood floors; a sunny, well-equipped kitchen; and a home gym with a mirrored wall.

Elegant Bayside Manor

In an exclusive location in Houston’s desirable Bay Area, this distinctive manor boasts such eye-catching elements as Venetian plaster walls, vaulted 22-foot ceilings, faux-finished wood trusses, handsome stonework and pavers, designer chandeliers, Walker Zanger tiles, and antiqued white oak hardwood floors. Among its unique offerings are a third-level observation tower and library, a home gym, a sauna, and a refreshing 49-foot lap pool. The community affords access to a marina and all manner of water sports.

Article originally appeared in the Extraordinary Living Blog, Sotheby's International Realty.

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