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Homes with Recording Studios, Music Rooms, and Performance Stages

Luxury Defined spotlights a collection of homes for classical musicians, songsters, and rock stars

The Grammy Awards show, the recording industry’s biggest night, has been postponed to a date TBA. In lieu of a stay-at-home un-ceremony, Luxury Defined spotlights four homes with dedicated spaces to perform, record, or simply listen to music, equally suited for classical musicians, rap artists, or rock legends. Among this stellar lineup of luxury homes is a private compound in the Dordogne with a performance hall; a Mediterranean-inspired villa in coastal California with an ocean-view music room; and, for the ultimate rock star experience, an estate in Englewood, New Jersey, complete with a professional sound studio, luxurious listening lounge, and stage. So, level the drum kit, open the Steinway grand, and start laying down tracks for the Record of the Year—next year!

Professional Recording Studio in Englewood, New Jersey’s East Hill Estate

The Georgian facade of this Englewood mansion encloses a contemporary interior with a full suite of rock-star amenities. The professional music studio can accommodate a grand piano and other instruments and includes a soundboard and seating area to enjoy live or recorded performances.

This Georgian-inspired mansion sits atop a private gated four-acre knoll in the prestigious East Hill section of Englewood, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from New York City. East Hill Estate offers 25,000 square feet of exquisitely decorated, grandly appointed living space. The professional recording studio has a multi-track soundboard, a piano room, and an expansive lounge to enjoy live or recorded performances. There’s a dedicated art gallery to display large-scale sculptures and fine paintings; an automated, two-lane bowling alley; and a glass-enclosed indoor pool pavilion with 40-foot swimming pool. Two elevators serve the north and south wings of the house. The owner’s suite offers seating before its fireplace, an enormous Art Deco-inspired bath and two-story closet with a spiral staircase, and attached, walk-in cedar closet. Five additional bedrooms are in the adjoining wing, two on the dormered third level. The gourmet kitchen features radiant floors, top-of-the-line appliances, and a stunning breakfast room with walls of windows. The elegant outdoor spaces are composed of grand patios and landscaping, a sitting area with gas fireplace, front and rear motor courts, a porte cochere, and gardens. An adjacent two-story carriage house connected to the five-car garage—with home gym and steam room—offers luxurious, private accommodations for guests or extended family.

Recording Studio and Performance Hall in Private Estate, Dordogne, France

A private hamlet in the Dordogne region of France, this one-of-a-kind estate is composed of seven dwellings in a breathtakingly beautiful setting. The amenities include a music studio, conference center, spa, and indoor and outdoor pools.

This picturesque hamlet in the heart of the Dordogne countryside has been reimagined as a magnificent private estate. The 190-acre property includes seven dwellings (with a total of 25 bedrooms and 23 bathrooms), three conference rooms, a professional recording studio and performance hall, and world-class leisure accommodations, including two swimming pools, an indoor pool, gym, massage room, hammam, sauna, spa, and game room. The private grounds are composed of beautiful parkland, an arboretum, forestry, pastures used for organic farming, a fishing pond, and several water sources. The property is just 1.5 miles from local services and a 40-minute drive from the Angoulême high-speed-rail TGV station. The estate is offered turnkey, including all furnishings, fixtures, and equipment. An additional 10 acres of land is available for further development.

Music Room in Provençal-Style Villa, Santiago, Chile

This Santiago has several reception rooms. The music room is an elegant retreat with parquet floors, wood-panelled doors, a piano, and musical instrument display areas.

This French Provençal-style villa in Santiago’s leafy Lo Barnechea neighborhood was designed by Chilean architect Jaime Burgos. The home extends to more than 7,300 square feet, beginning at a grand entrance hall with marble flooring and a stone staircase. The reception rooms are scaled for entertaining. The music room is an elegant retreat with parquet floors, wood-panelled doors, a piano, and musical instrument display areas. Beyond is a stone terrace overlooking a classically inspired outdoor pool. Farther along is a living room, formal and casual dining rooms, two kitchens, a laundry room, and service areas. A family room/study on the second floor opens to a private sun terrace with a stone balustrade. Five bedrooms include two suites, one with its own balcony. The lower level houses a workshop, cellar, guest bathroom, and a lounge with access to a tranquil garden enhanced with statuary, stone staircases, mature trees, and colorful plantings.

Piano Room in Mediterranean-Inspired Coastal Villa, Palos Verdes Estates, California

A grand piano graces the reception hall of this classically inspired, Mediterranean-style villa in the California coastal town of Palos Verdes.

This custom-designed coastal home in Palos Verdes, California, is styled as a Mediterranean villa and seamlessly blends classical opulence with playfully casual California style. Stone floors and columns grace the entrance hall. The grand proportions extend to the reception rooms. Wide picture windows capture views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Malibu, and the Santa Monica Mountains. The living room opens to the dining room and fabulous chef’s kitchen on one side and a music room on the other. The lower level is dedicated to recreation and includes a home theater, billiards room, and gym. There are six en suite bedrooms across two floors: The deluxe owner’s retreat has a spa-like bathroom and dressing room with floor-to-ceiling custom closets and glass-enclosed cabinets. French doors throughout the home open to multiple terraces, flowing to the resort-worthy rear gardens, a private, palm-lined oasis with a grotto-style pool, fountains, spa, and sports court.