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
A long, narrow space off the master suite provides the perfect spot for an indoor pool designed for exercise. Underwater lighting gives the all-white space an aqua cast, while wood flooring warms up the modern space.
Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International, Barfoot & Thompson Ltd.
Ebby Halliday Realtors, 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.
An all-weather tennis court provides hours of family-friendly fun in the backyard. A patio with plenty of seating is situated next to the court for those who prefer the cheering section.
Houlihan Lawrence, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
First Team Estates, 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
Kentwood Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International