Whether its the nostalgic cultural significance, the smells and sounds of the popcorn popping in the lobby or the crystal clear picture and booming surround sound, nothing compares to the experience of enjoying a film in a theater. That being said, with the latest state-of-the-art technology, designers and architects have captured pieces of the theater experience and brought them into the home. Reclining leather chairs, high definition projectors and professional surround sound define these extraordinary private cinemas. Let’s explore some exclusive home theaters from around the world!
$14,900,000 USD | Tarpon Springs, Florida | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Located thirty minutes from Tampa International Airport, this magnificent Mediterranean estate encompasses a main residence, a guest house and a gated boardwalk leading to 11 miles of riding trails. Massive iron doors open onto the foyer showcasing elegant groin-vaulted ceiling arches up 26 feet high. The lower walls of the foyer are made of pre-cast stone blocks and set the tone of age and grandeur while the upper half has a silky Venetian plaster finish featuring a unique stencil pattern. Travertine marble floors are used in most of the public areas of the ground floor to complete the old world effect. One of the many unique features of this family focused home is The Village, a whimsical entertaining wing comprising a movie house with marquee, a pub, a poker and cigar room, loft style music lounge, an ice-cream shop and a book store/library.
Price Upon Request | Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty
This bright mansion boasts countless different details; the ground floor features a unique entrance, impressive open plan high-tech kitchen with several dining areas, spacious living-room with fireplace, bar and billiard room with handcrafted Indian teak flooring, patio with fountain, office and access to terraces and garden from all rooms. The basement showcases a spectacular garage-museum with car lift and capacity for numerous vehicles along with a captivating cinema specially designed with comfortable sloping armchairs and the highest audiovisual technology.
R 20 000 000 ZAR | Johannesburg, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty
An architecturally innovative double story home, this residence offers practical living spaces and an overall air of elegance; the luxurious open-plan living areas flow to covered terraces and a swimming pool with Jacuzzi. Amenities include a superbly fitted gourmet kitchen, Swarovski chandeliers, marble floors, billiard room with cocktail area, home movie theatre, library/study and four garages.
$24,980,000 USD | Kailua, Hawaii | Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty
210 Kalaheo is one of Oahu’s most significant beachfront estates and is unrivaled in size and quality of workmanship. Privately gated and set among tropical gardens, the three bedroom guest house leads to the grand entrance of the five bedroom main residence. The main living area is an estate unto itself, focused around the waterfall pool and entertainment cabana that opens to the main house. The Hawaiian lifestyle is punctuated by the indoor/outdoor space and masterful blending of lanais and interior living. This incredible waterfront home features a private theater, spa and security system among its offerings. Just beyond the great room, main kitchen, and master suites, lies world famous Kailua Beach, renowned for its white sand, water sports, and beautiful setting with offshore islands and Koolau mountains. Kailua is a thriving beach community with shops and restaurants that is 20 minutes from all of Honolulu’s amenities.
11 988 000 $ CAD | Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
A celebration of artistic brilliance, state of the art technology and astounding attention to detail, this impressive 18,000 square foot residence is a rare and captivating find. Poised majestically on three private and expansive acres located in one of the most exclusive and highly coveted neighborhoods just minutes from the Mississauga golf and country club, this estate offers a games room that provides an inspired setting for truly seamless entertaining. Imagine gatherings both formal and informal in this spacious oak paneled space that boasts a full wet bar, home theater, gas fireplace, coffered ceilings and walk in temperature – controlled wine cellar.
$11,800,000 USD | Turks & Caicos | Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty
Sapodilla Bay Estate is a one-of-a-kind nine-bedroom compound. The estate spans nearly 15,000 total square feet and includes a master pavilion and two guest pavilions, each with their own oceanfront terraces. The highly private estate is a rare large-scale property within the sought-after Sapodilla Bay area of Providenciales. The main house features a direct oceanfront living and great room centered by a large island kitchen, opening to the heated infinity pool with suspended daybed over the water’s edge. The terraces offer many opportunities for lounging and entertaining with a dramatic dining deck seating 14 only a few feet away from the turquoise waters. The estate also features a home theater, tennis courts and manicured gardens among its offerings.