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Game Day Ready: 7 Homes Fit for Hosting Football’s Biggest Night

If you are looking for perfect seats for America’s greatest football game, these sophisticated screening rooms provide all the play-by-play action from the comfort and luxury of home

On Sunday, February 12, the vast engines of pro sports, media, pop music, and pop culture converge on a football stadium in Glendale, Arizona, before a global audience of 100 million. There, Kansas City and Philadelphia will meet and clash for the ultimate prize in American football. 

In honor of The Big Game, America’s showpiece, Luxury Defined presents the closest thing to being there: seven homes with deluxe, high-tech screening rooms, media lounges, and home theaters to watch the big showdown (along with the halftime extravaganza and those highly anticipated commercials). 

Among the stellar amenities are a classic Art Deco-style cinema, a Speakeasy-style media lounge, and an outdoor screening room surrounded by palm trees.

These elaborate screening areas are custom built, acoustically tuned, with the latest in high-definition digital display and surround-sound technology. Let the Game begin!  

1. Quail West Estate in Naples, Florida 

Home theatre in Naples, Florida
An Old Hollywood-style home theater is one of the jewels crowning this palatial estate, with its grand-scale interior spaces, custom stonework, and finishes worthy of royalty, all at home in a magnificent country club. 

Naples’ Quail West Golf & Country Club is the resplendent setting for this opulent, Tuscan-inspired palazzo. 

The custom-crafted property includes 12,000 square feet of grandly scaled and luxuriously appointed living space overlooking the club’s championship golf course. 

The great room and banquet-style dining room are connected to an epically scaled dream kitchen. 

The home’s lifestyle amenities include a glass-roofed indoor pool and arboretum, two elevators, a fitness studio, office, card room, cocktail bar, and an 18-seat Old Hollywood-inspired movie theater (one of two media rooms). 

On the ground floor, double-height French doors open to a travertine-paved lanai with outdoor kitchen. The screened-in pool and spa face the verdant landscaped gardens. For the car collector, there’s a five-car garage, carwash, and gated concourse.  

2. Resort Retreat in DC Ranch Club, Scottsdale, Arizona  

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Hidden away, high in the Sonoran Desert, this hacienda-style home features an outdoor screening area cooled by a misting system. At halftime, residents can cool off in the lagoon-style pool.

This luxurious contemporary home embraces the Sonoran Desert lifestyle on more than two acres of private grounds in Scottsdale’s exclusive DC Ranch country club. 

Tile roofs and walls of stucco and native stone shelter and cool the occupants in light, airy interiors. The living spaces open to intimate patios and desert gardens for year-round indoor-outdoor living. 

The rear courtyard has a sun terrace, dining pavilion, media lounge, and outdoor kitchen and bar cooled by a misting system. The showpiece is a lagoon-style pool and sunken spa enhanced with fire features and cascading waterfalls bordered by bougainvillea, cacti, and palm trees. 

Resort amenities include a wine cellar, fitness room, and car-collector’s garage with double-rack lift storage. Additional parking is provided by a private courtyard landscaped with desert flora.  

3. Coastal Jewel in Elanora Heights, New South Wales, Australia 

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The Northern Sydney coastline is the backdrop to this curvilinear contemporary showpiece with a game day-worthy home theater. Just beyond is an infinity pool surrounded by lush gardens and native bushland.

This coastal contemporary home in the Sydney suburb of Elanora Heights presides over five secluded acres with a 360-degree panorama of the Narabeen Lagoon, Deep Creek Preserve, and the Pacific Ocean beyond. 

The sleek, elliptical-shaped exterior encloses cool interior spaces suffused with natural light. Sweeping, gallery-style halls and glass-walled living and dining rooms with high ceilings overlook the infinity pool and flow to the wood-panelled island kitchen—with its picture-postcard view of the landscape.  

The lavish leather seating in the custom-appointed home theater makes for a deluxe media experience.  

In the private wing, all five bedrooms have a full bathroom and a balcony. The owner’s suite offers a dressing room, walk-in closets and a bathtub with a view.  

The lower level houses a guest suite with living room and kitchenette, a studio, and parking for five cars. 

4. Contemporary Retreat in Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa 

Home theatre in Franschhoek, South Africa
A sleek home cinema with surround sound and a neon-lit ceiling is just one of the lifestyle amenities at this contemporary home in Franschhoek, South Africa.

This contemporary home in the Fransche Hoek Estate combines luxury, privacy, and absolute comfort on 0.65 acres of north-facing gardens with views of the mountains, vineyards, and farmlands of South Africa’s Western Cape.  

The entertainer’s kitchen opens to an outdoor entertainment area. Adjacent is a dining area with built-in bar and coffee-making unit.  

The spacious lounge with fireplace showcases the glass feature staircase rising to a glass walkway, along which are the owner’s suite and two guest bedrooms. The highlight of the ground floor is an elegant cinema room with surround sound and a neon-lit ceiling. 

The home’s private gardens were designed by landscape architect Francesca Watson. A 52-foot-long heated pool with an automated cover, an alfresco dining patio with an automated awning, a fire pit, and colorful plantings are among the delights. 

5. Grand Waterfront Mansion in Winnetka, Illinois 

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At this grand lakeshore manor in the leafy Chicago suburb of Winnetka, residents can enjoy football’s biggest night in a speakeasy-style bar under an ornate hand-painted ceiling. Adjacent is a media lounge and billiards room.

This majestic estate on Chicago’s North Shore occupies a rare two-acre lot with 165 feet of private, sandy beachfront on Lake Michigan. 

Built in 1912, the Mediterranean-style, 6,174-square-foot main house is testament to a bygone age. The floor plan encompasses four levels of palatial living space for entertaining on a grand scale, both indoors and out, with views of Lake Michigan from nearly every vantage. 

The amenities rival those of a boutique hotel. The lower level houses a lavish speakeasy-style bar reminiscent of a Hollywood movie set. Adjacent is a rec room with billiards lounge, multi-screen media space, and sauna. 

There’s also a two-story cabana, a luxurious self-contained entertainment pavilion with a bar, two kitchens, family room, an elevator, and two-car garage, and two guest bedrooms. Beyond are the outdoor reflecting pool, formal gardens, and private beach. 

6. Lee Pond Estate in Westwood, Massachusetts 

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This secluded estate in Westwood, Massachusetts, is the picture of perfection on 36 acres of private parkland with walking trails, a boat house, and stream-fed pond. Interior highlights include an art studio, fitness room, and surround-sound movie theater with stadium seating.

Lee Pond Estate is a spectacular contemporary hideaway on 36 acres just outside Boston.  

Designed by Rich Levey of RBL Architects, with interiors by Meichi Peng Design Studio, the 10,000-square-foot home is the ultimate escape in which to live, work, and play.   

There are ample accommodations: five bedrooms in the main house, including an expansive primary suite, and an attached two-bedroom guest house. 

In the main house, 20-foot-high, floor-to-ceiling windows and a three-season porch create a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. A stunning contemporary kitchen, glass-enclosed wine cellar, a fully equipped gym, and a cutting-edge movie theater are among the amenities. 

Just across the large circular drive is a 2,800-square-foot barn with a workshop and artist’s studio. Beyond are the wooded, arboretum-inspired grounds, a nature lover’s sanctuary with a stream-fed pond, boathouse, and infinity pool.  

7. Grand Duplex on Champ-de-Mars, Paris, France 

Home theatre in Paris, France
This splendid Parisian residence on Paris’s Champ de Mars comes with a home theater, gym and hammam, and a front-row view of the Eiffel Tower.

This palatial apartment on Paris’s prestigious Champ de Mars offers unobstructed views of the Eiffel Tower.  

The 7,201-square-foot residence occupies two floors of a fine turn-of-the-century Haussmannian building. The elegant period details include hand-painted ceilings, elaborate marble work, Versailles parquet floors, and crystal chandeliers.  

At the entrance is a stunning double-height hall with a custom-made Bösendorfer grand piano. The main-floor appointments include a drawing room, library, formal dining room, La Cornue kitchen, and three en suite bedrooms, including the principal suite with its wood-panelled dressing room and private terrace. 

A grand staircase rises to the second-floor leisure facility, which houses a private cinema, massage room, hammam, sauna, and fully equipped gym. There’s also an additional bedroom.