Elegant Scarsdale Mansion Offers the Ultimate Home Court Advantage for $8.8 Million

The highlight of this Westchester Colonial estate? It comes with both an indoor and an outdoor basketball court, so you can get your game on all year round.

Ioana Neamt
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Celebrities have long been flaunting their basketball courts on Instagram; Drake’s house 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.

beautiful pool of a luxury house in Scarsdale
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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. 

luxury house for sale in scarsdale, new york
Image courtesy of Heather Harrison, Compass

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. 

house for sale with two basketball courts
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house for sale with two basketball courts
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fully equipped gym of a scarsdale house for sale
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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. 

entrance to luxury house
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beautiful dining room
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luxury living room of a $9 million house in westchester county
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beautiful study with wood panels
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luxury kitchen
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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 backup 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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Experienced writer with a background in real estate and a fondness for soaring skyscrapers and Victorian-style mansions. With past bylines in several industry publications, including CPExecutive, MHN.com, and CommercialCafe, Ioana has now transitioned into a digital marketing role, leading the content efforts for SRD Media and real estate marketing firm #Markethink.