Cozy winter homes in which to hibernate

Published February 14, 2013

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Although Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring, winter is far from over in some parts of the country. Stay out of the elements in a room designed for coziness, filled with overstuffed chairs, roaring fireplaces and little nooks to hide away from winter’s worst.

Rustic library

7455 Shepard Mesa Rd, Carpinteria, CA

For sale: $9.45 million

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Walls of shelving in a warm, wood-walled room make for the perfect place to spend time with a book. This rustic Carpinteria home uses a unique mix of reclaimed barn wood and modern fixtures in much of its construction and sits on 7 acres with ocean views.

Spring awaits

385 Great Plains Rd, Southampton, NY

For sale: $25.8 million

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Cheerful hues of tangerine and light green may help you forget the gloom outside. This Southampton home sits on a 2.3-acre waterfront parcel, and much of the house includes large windows that capture bay views.

Wintry wine tasting

3275 Tucker Ranch Rd, Wilson, WY

For sale: $12.9 million

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Thick rock and beamed walls keep the wine cellar protected from whatever Mother Nature throws your way. This Wyoming home sits on a private pond with mountain views.

Frosty s’mores

2727 Deer Hollow Ct, Park City, UT

For sale: $5.4 million

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Roasting s’mores isn’t just for the summer months. After a day of skiing, head back to this Park City chalet to huddle around the outdoor fire pit. The ski-in/ski-out home is situated right on the Deer Valley ski run.

Spa spot

360 S Starwood Dr, Aspen, CO

For sale: $19.95 million

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Want to really warm up and unwind? How about creating your own spa day in the sauna of this Aspen residence. The home also has an indoor pool and indoor basketball court and spans a whopping 13,927 square feet of space.

Music nook

227 Turkey Dr, Dripping Springs, TX

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This corner space was designed for listening to your favorite albums. The alcove in the living room has a big custom-cut mattress with built-in surround sound speakers. Other custom features of the Texas home include a two-story library with rope pulley to access upper shelves and a tower of screened-in sleeping porches. See a video tour.

Movie night

21 E Cedar St, Chicago, IL

For sale: $5.95 million

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Whether it’s a thriller or a rom-com, cuddle up in this home theater to watch a flick or two. Custom built in 2010, this Chicago Gold Coast home spans 7,830 square feet and has high ceilings and detailed millwork throughout.

Soak it up

110 Elk Highlands Dr, Whitefish, MT

For sale: $3.8 million

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The best remedy for a cold winter day is undoubtedly an hour spent submerged in a soaking tub. This Montana home, named Snow Ghost Chalet, was designed for “comfort at the end of the day.”

Bunkmates

2270 Shore Ave, Freeland, WA

For sale: $6.8 million

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By day the kids can romp on the beach of this Whidbey Island home, and by night, it’s a sleepover in this bunk room. The 10-acre compound has 6 bedrooms and 7,629 square feet of living space.

Snuggle in

191 San Joaquin Rd, Mountain Village, CO

For sale: $4.85 million

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If the temps are nearing zero, there’s no better place to be than curled up under a heap of blankets with the fire going. This Colorado home takes architectural inspiration from historic mining structures, with exposed timbers and industrial touches.

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