The details can vary, from handsome paneling, specially chosen lighting, and top-tier sound systems to comfortable oversized seats. Sometimes whimsically detailed but always thoughtfully decorated and outfitted, these home theaters celebrate the art of cinema in cozy seclusion.

Exclusive East Coast Traditional Estate in Los Angeles

At this rare offering in Los Angeles, an enviable two-acre estate with a lush lawn and an infinity-edge swimming pool is the setting for an impressive 83,167-square-foot residence. The perfect modern retreat, it offers such diverting spaces as a billiards room, three bars, a full catering kitchen, a fitness area, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, plentiful patios and balconies, and a sophisticated private screening room with seating for 10.

Offered at: $35,000,000
Location: 624 Bonhill Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Serenity in Sagaponack

Thanks to the meticulous work of renowned designer Campion Platt, every room of this 8,307-square-foot, seven-bedroom retreat features superior design and technological appointments. Highlights include a designer kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, two offices, a bar, a wine cellar, a spa, a gym, and a covered porch overlooking the impeccably landscaped and gated 1.6-acre grounds. No expense was spared in the creation of the stylish home theater, which boasts handcrafted walnut details, Swarovski crystals on the ceiling, and other elegant Old World accents.

Offered at: $5,295,000
Location: Sagaponack, NY 11962

Extraordinary Cape Cod Waterfront Retreat

Unparalleled living and entertaining are elemental at this five-bedroom waterfront estate on Cape Cod. No expense was spared in the selection of finishes, including the comfortable seats in the enviable home theater, which is appointed in chic neutral tones. Other options for relaxation and recreation include a billiards and game room, a bar, an infinity-edge swimming pool and spa surrounded by sun-soaked terraces, numerous balconies for appreciating the view, and a private dock.

Offered at: $8,995,000
Location: 461 Main Street, Osterville, MA 02655

Stately Santa Fe Compound

In the main residence of this stately compound in the La Tierra Nueva community just outside Santa Fe, spaces range from refined and regal to relaxed and restful. Among them are family and great rooms, a library, a chef’s kitchen, a dining courtyard, a wine-tasting room, an expansive screened-in porch. The whimsical home theater is a delightful escape, with a marquee lighting, murals depicting scenes from Hollywood classics, and elaborate decorative detailing recalling classical early-20th-century movie houses.

Offered at: $5,100,000
Location: 224 Headquarters Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506

Georgian Grandeur in Greenwich

Architect Thompson Raissis designed this magnificent stone Georgian residence in midcountry Greenwich, which combines modern amenities with refined classical style. Found amid the 24,039 square feet are formal living and dining rooms, a billiards room, a library, a kitchen with a breakfast area, two family rooms, six bedrooms, a wine cellar, and an indoor lap pool and spa. Memorable entertaining and relaxation are easy in the home theater, which features plush seating and handsome wood detailing.

Offered at: $29,500,000 

Unprecedented Bay Area Compound

Consisting of approximately 9,725 square feet, the main residence of this 11-acre Marin County compound is both majestic and inviting. Easygoing yet stylish, the home theater is one of its many welcoming spaces, which also include chic living and dining areas, a chef’s kitchen, four bedroom suites, a wine cellar, a professional music studio, and a recreation room. The grounds include a regulation racquetball and a sun-swept swimming pool, a spa, and a sports court.

Offered at: $25,000,000 

La Perse Estate in Houston

This 20,157-square-foot Renaissance-inspired manor in a prestigious gated Houston community is replete with spaces ideal for refined entertaining: two salons bookended by fireplaces, an elegant music room, a maple-paneled library, a wine cellar, a tearoom, and a spacious kitchen that includes a generous island and a butler’s pantry with a wet bar. The mahogany-paneled and carpeted home theater—which offers numerous comfortable seats, a stage, and a lobby snack bar—is sure to be the setting for memorable relaxed moments.

Offered at: $30,000,000
Location: Houston, TX 77024

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