5 Home Theaters That Steal the Show

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Sometimes whimsically detailed but always thoughtfully outfitted with top-tier systems and comfortable seating, these home theaters allow for the celebration of cinema in cozy seclusion.

Texas Treasure

Sugarland, Texas | Walter BeringSanta Fe, New Mexico Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – Central Houston Brokerage

An undeniable opulence pervades nearly every room of this 19,180-square-foot manor on 1.68 gated acres in the town of Sugar Land, 20 miles from Houston. Replete with intricate details—marble floors, Venetian plaster walls, custom cabinetry, gold-leaf accents, and crystal chandeliers—it offers grand formal entertaining and dining areas, a spacious kitchen, adjoining family and breakfast areas, a luxurious owner’s suite, a patio overlooking the dazzling pool and water features, and an ornate theater with ample tiered seating and an oversized screen.

Enchanting Greenwich Manor

Greenwich, Connecticut | Leslie McElwreathSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

On 14 lush acres in Greenwich’s prestigious Conyers Farm Association, this majestic 31,000-square-foot home combines classical Old World elements with contemporary whimsy, creating an uncommon ambience. The interiors are impressively proportioned—generous without sacrificing comfort or feeling vast—and wonderfully versatile—accommodating relaxation, creativity, productivity, and recreation. Highlights include eight bedrooms, a well-equipped cook’s kitchen, a catering kitchen, an orangerie, an office, a gym, a billiards room, a wine cellar, a light-flooded natatorium, and a professional-caliber home theater.

Chic Los Angeles Aerie

Los Angeles, California | Enzo Ricciardelli, Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage

High above L.A.’s storied Sunset Strip, this four-level home exemplifies modern glamour. Characterized by a crisp, clean aesthetic and views sweeping across downtown to the ocean, the 4,602-square-foot residence offers an open-plan kitchen and dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a marble-topped island, a heated saltwater pool, and a penthouse owner’s suite with a private terrace. In addition to an indoor-outdoor lounge area with a widescreen for alfresco movie nights, it includes a theater with plush seating and lights embedded in the carpeted stairs.

Luxurious Living in Houston

Houston, Texas | Kathy JonesMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – Central Houston Brokerage

Inspired by the Place des Vosges, this brick and cast stone manor near Tanglewood displays impeccable attention to detail. An elegant winding staircase and an elevator connect the home’s four levels, which feature four bedrooms, sophisticated living and dining areas, a climate-controlled wine cellar, a gourmet kitchen, a covered terrace with an outdoor kitchen and a fireplace, and an enviable private theater outfitted with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.

Southern California Château

Santa Barbara, California | Harry KolbSotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Exceptional details and amenities distinguish every space of this remarkable Old World–inspired château in the coveted community of Hope Ranch. Highlights include four bedroom suites, regal living and dining rooms, two offices, game and family rooms, a fitness room, a wine cellar, covered and open-air terraces surrounding the pool and spa, and an alfresco grilling area. During the hours spent outside the inviting eight-seat theater, panoramic ocean and Channel Island views take center stage. The estate’s private drive leads to the stable and barn.

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