Celebrities have long been flaunting their basketball courts on Instagram; Drake’s mansion in Toronto comes with an NBA regulation-size basketball court (heavily branded with the star’s OVO business logo), Shaquille O’Neal has a 6,000-square-foot indoor basketball court fit for basketball royalty in his lakeside mansion near Orlando, and million dollar mansions with room to spare have started replacing more traditional amenities with playing fields of all sorts.
If you too have hoop dreams, then we’ve got just the place for you — though be warned, you’ll need quite the budget for it. We’re going to show you a gorgeous, 10,153-square-foot Scarsdale estate that quite literally doubles down on its amenities for basketball lovers.
Located at 35 Morris Lane in Scarsdale, roughly 25 miles from New York City, this charming Westchester Colonial home is the ultimate year-round retreat. It features 7 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms, and it’s selling for $8,795,000 via Compass’ Heather Harrison.
The custom-built home was completed in 2009, and is an perfect fit for basketball lovers, as it features not one, but two basketball courts. You heard that right — there’s a superb full indoor court in the finished basement, and another court outside that can be enjoyed during the warmer months. As a basketball fan, you’ll be in good company in Westchester, with neighbors including Super Bowl Champion Dion Sanders and Yankees All-Star Mariano Rivera.
Moving on to more ‘classic’ amenities, we have to mention the gorgeous swimming pool and pool house, the expansive stone patio, and the charming backyard. When the weather turns cold, you can warm up next to the three (!) beautiful fireplaces in the home, and stay in shape in the basement-level court and the fully equipped home gym.
The classic, timeless design by famed architect Louise Brooks makes this home delightful to look at and enjoy. The formal living and dining rooms are perfect for families with kids, and they lead into a gourmet kitchen — which also includes a butler’s pantry. Just picture yourself spending a cozy, warm, socially-distanced Thanksgiving with your loved ones here.
The home also includes a family room, a library and a home office, perfect for a remote work situation. There’s a guest suite on the main floor, while the second level incorporates a lovely owner’s suite, a study, and a laundry room.
Other amenities at 35 Morris Lane include a powder room, expansive walk-in closets, an eat-in kitchen, a wet bar, a security system, a back-up generator, hardwood floors, marble countertops, an elevator — and we’re pretty sure there are quite a few more that didn’t fit in the listing description.
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