It’s that time of year when there’s a consistent chill in the air and, sometimes, snow on the ground. That means it’s time to curl up at home and hunker down for winter, waiting for warmer and sunnier days. And in this month’s blog post, we are pleased to present a series of houses that make it easy to do that in comfort and style. Here are our favorite cozy winter retreats from the Howard Hanna Homes of Distinction program this season.
This magnificent estate is a wonderful and tranquil place to be at any point in the year. Surrounded by unmatched beauty, the property includes over 11 park-like acres, a 21-stall horse barn, and pastures and arenas, making it ideal for equestrian pursuits or a variety of business plans. A delightful retreat from the outdoors, the house itself is the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day. Four wood-burning fireplaces are sure to please during these winter months. The owner’s suite will feel like its own little paradise, complete with a private deck that offers captivating views of the surrounding area. And on the lower level, a gaming room and wine wall will ensure that even on the coldest and cloudiest days, you will feel warm and content.
This thoughtfully built home resting on 31 acres of land provides the aesthetics and functionality needed to get anyone through a long winter’s night. Reminiscent of a splendid resort, timeless warm oak accents are on display throughout the house, with granite countertops and solid oak cabinetry lending a luxurious polish to the lovely kitchen. A sun-drenched living room with vaulted ceiling hosts a gorgeous two-sided stone fireplace, making it the perfect place to relax through the winter days bathed in the comfort of natural light. And once daylight ends, the lower level with wet bar and second fireplace is sure to entertain until the sun rises again!
Originally built in 1929, this home has been masterfully expanded and remodeled to offer you the height of comfort and leisure. Highlights include the stunning cathedral ceiling in the breakfast room, which also features radiant heated flooring sure to keep you cozy and comfortable all winter long as you bask in the gorgeous view of the yard offered by the expansive wall of windows. Once you finally leave this perfect space to go about your day, the kitchen and home office alike offer the best of the best for life in 2021. The ample dining and living rooms also include massive windows and a clear view to the outside world. On a snowy night, the living room is sure to feel like a snow globe – and when spring arrives, the beautiful low-maintenance perennial gardens will provide even more colors and sights to behold! All of this combines to create one of the most impressive yet intimate homes we have encountered!
Luxury, location, and lifestyle – this masterpiece home has all of this and more! This artfully designed house offers the most wonderful outdoor comforts, including a wrap-around front porch, a sun deck, a covered porch, and a fireplace, which are sure to delight you as the weather begins to warm once more! In the meantime, the interior delivers plenty of comfort and bliss that form the perfect antidote to the winter blues. A double-sided fireplace is sure to light up and warm up the family room during a lazy night of lounging, and the game room with its own fireplace and kitchen with bar-style seating will also add to the delight of passing the time while waiting for spring. And you certainly won’t want to overlook the spa-like soaking tub in the owner’s suite, which will allow you to treat and spoil yourself even if the weather outside turns frightful!
A world of luxury awaits you in this extraordinary home, which boasts the ultimate combination of functionality and traditional grandeur. The open, flowing main level offers well-placed windows that showcase beautiful views of the landscape surrounding this secluded home, while outstanding millwork, crown molding, wood flooring, soaring ceilings, and more combine to create an impressive and delightful dwelling. The main-level owner’s retreat features its own sitting area, lavish bath, and access to a pergola overlooking the outdoor water features and amenities. Perhaps best of all, the heated indoor pool complex with snack area and full bath makes this home a divine “staycation” destination with everything needed to ride out the winter in comfort and style!
You can discover more luxury homes that include cozy features to delight you during the winter months in the Howard Hanna Homes of Distinction program via our extensive collection of eBrochures.