25 Awesome Spaces for Champion Athletes-in-Training
Because we’re all about dreaming big.
Do the Summer Games have you feeling inspired? Do you catch yourself daydreaming about becoming a world-reknowned champion — or maybe daydreaming about your mini-me becoming a record-breaking athlete? Check out these sport-themed spaces perfect for training a gold medalist.
The wildest dreams take shape in the moonlit hours, so why not make the bedroom a space brimming with inspiration?
Bike Storage Is Functional and Decorative in Hip Bedroom
Space-saving wall racks house the homeowners' bikes in this dynamic master bedroom, creating functional, unconventional wall decor. Beside the bikes, a brilliant red bookcase provides a built-in splash of color.
Sarah Hebenstreit / Modern Kids Co.
White Contemporary Boys Bedroom With Mural
The narrow shape of this boy's bedroom is cleverly opened up with the addition of a fun mural that covers one entire wall. Now the echo of cheering fans provides tons of daydream material.
Nautical-Themed Nursery for Twins
Little ones can sail off to dreamland in this seaworthy nursery built for two. The chalkboard-like wallpaper gives both texture and depth to the room and the vintage suitcases are the perfect substitute for a nightstand without being kitschy. A fanciful star pendant light dangles overhead while a bold, geometric carpet anchors the space.
Make play time productive with a game room or basement custom-designed for your future medal-winner. (Yes, table tennis is a sport in the Summer Games!)
Basketball Arcade in Basement
As seen on HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call, where large bare wooden shelves use to be in an unfinished basement, John and Anthony have now placed basketball court that holds the new basketball arcade game for the Tarabokia boys who are big fans of the sport.
These pools can handle some serious laps.
Olympic-Size Pool off Luxury Master Suite
Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International
A Fresh Take on Swimming With the Fish
This sleek, modern pool shares a large two-sided aquarium with the adjacent living room, creating a truly unique swimming experience. Meanwhile, the indoor patio setting offers privacy without sacrificing sunshine. Walls of windows admit ample natural light.
Abramson Teiger Architects
Outside may be the best place to make the biggest dreams come true. I’ll take the basketball, tennis and volleyball courts. Oh, and the trampoline and putting greens, too.
Tennis Court: Pristine Georgian Colonial in Greenwich, Conn.
Houlihan Lawrence, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Modern Wood and Concrete Home with Putting Green
A golfer's dream! This modern, two-level home sports a putting green in its back lawn. The setting looks straight out of a warm-weather hotel resort.
Urban Outdoor Deck with Fabulous Entertaining Features
This urban outdoor deck is the epitome of fun and entertaining. The flooring was custom painted to mimic the hardwood flooring from inside, blurring the interior and exterior space. Poised next to the outdoor glass fireplace, the seating is smaller in scale and sustainable in its fabrication. A putting green is 1,200 feet above street level with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.
From weightlifters to wrestlers, these elite athletes all have one thing in common: intense training. And it doesn’t get much better than training in a personalized gym in the comfort of your own home.
Melissa George, Polished Habitat
Attic Home Gym
The Perez family wanted a home gym for the whole family. Since they are all active, they felt like they missed out on time with each other, but with Chip's and his team's designs, the Perezes get to work out as a family with something for everyone.
Sports-Themed Media Room
With seating for up to 10 people, this media room is the perfect place for sports enthusiasts to get together for game day. The walls are tastefully decorated with sports-inspired decor, and the colors in the seating and coffee table reflect the colors of the field.
The Ultimate Sports Lounge
This large basement accommodates all types of guests — those who can't miss a second of the game and those who are in it for the social aspect. A small banquette off to the side accommodates four to six people who prefer to chat and drink during the game.
With a three-screen setup, you won't miss any of the big games. A large sectional comfortably provides seating for 10 people.
Basement Sports Bar
As if three TVs isn't enough, another TV is situated at the basement's stylish bar. Traditional wood cabinetry provides ample storage space, while a gorgeous onyx bar provides ample seating space.
Craftsman-Style Game Room
Showing your love for sports doesn't necessarily mean framed jerseys and signed footballs on display. This Craftsman-style room sports dark wood trim and a stone accent wall that stylishly displays three TVs. Cozy leather seating arranged in a half circle provides a more intimate setting for watching games.
Sports Pub at Home
An impressive bar crowns this basement. With plenty of storage and shelf space for glassware and beverages, a small refrigerator and wine fridge, neon signs, marble countertop and TV, your friends won't want to leave even after the game is over.
Full Throttle Entertainment Center
Basketball Arcade in Basement
Why not play your favorite sport while watching it? As seen on HGTV's Cousins on Call, John and Anthony installed a basketball court with an arcade game that the homeowners can play while watching the game on the wall-mounted TV.
Nearby Bar Area
Guests can replenish their food and drink supply without missing a second of the game at the large bar area right behind the theater seating.