While the pros compete in the U.S. Open in Queens, owners of these elegant estates can hone their skills on private courts in desirable settings from Houston’s leafy suburbs to the Pacific Coast in Santa Barbara.
Exceptional Mediterranean Enclave
On one of the most coveted streets in Santa Barbara’s exclusive Hope Ranch, this majestic Mediterranean-inspired compound gazes out over treetops toward the Pacific Ocean. The approximately 7,800-square-foot residence is a sophisticated, stylish centerpiece of an impressive estate that resembles a personal private resort. Glorious landscaped grounds envelop a two-bedroom guesthouse, a pool accompanied by a pool house, a spa, a fitness center, a treehouse, garden beds, a chicken coop, and a professional-caliber tennis court.
Classic Meets Contemporary
In a striking creative combination, an enduring 1905 Greek Revival Greenwich manor has been augmented and expanded for the 21st century by a dazzling contemporary addition designed by Allan Greenberg that includes a spa, a gym, and squash and basketball courts. Joining the residence on its 3.7 lush parklike acres—tastefully landscaped by Stephen Stimson—are a two-bedroom guesthouse, a refreshing swimming pool and spa, and across an emerald lawn, a fenced private tennis court.
Regal Houston Retreat
Ensconced amid the lush greenery of Houston’s Piney Point Village, this regal oasis consists of a stately 12,617-square-foot residence with ornately detailed interiors surrounded by alluring, impeccably landscaped grounds. In addition to six bedrooms, the home features a wine room, a fitness room, a game room with a wet bar, a theater, and a Crestron home automation system. A cozy covered terrace with a fireplace and a summer kitchen overlooks the lighted and fenced tennis court, with a swimming pool and spa just beyond.