Home Court Advantage | Five Homes with Private Bocce Courts

Home Court Advantage | Five Homes with Private Bocce Courts

A game of bocce—on a private court just steps from a home filled with luxurious amenities—is the perfect way to pass the time during the last glorious weeks of summer and the first cool days of fall.

Wine Country Oasis

Calistoga, California | Lisa SheppardSotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street

This inviting home in the hills of Napa was designed for consummate indoor-outdoor living and entertaining with sweeping views. The 6.73-acre estate encompasses a three-bedroom residence with oversized windows and lovely light, a charming guesthouse, a detached two-car garage with two wine cellars, orchards and gardens, and an established two-acre vineyard. The flagstone-paved outdoor entertaining area includes a swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, and a hillside bocce court with a sweeping wine country backdrop.

California Idyll

Corralitos, California | Jeannie FrommSotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho

The pastoral charm of Tuscany pervades this peaceful 55-acre estate just outside the delightful town of Corralitos. In addition to an Old World–inspired one-bedroom cottage with a sleeping loft and a chef’s kitchen, the property boasts professionally designed equestrian facilities, riding trails, a 30-acre walnut orchard, a verdant bocce court, and a secluded “writer’s house” amid the trees. Browns Valley Creek meanders through the acreage, which enjoys views of the Monterey Bay, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and the surrounding farms.

Enchantment in Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor, New York | Beate V. Moore, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton

Minutes from Sag Harbor Village, this enchanting Shingle-style cottage—the home of the late China Machado, fashion icon and muse to photographer Richard Avedon—offers 3,012 square feet of distinctive oceanfront charm. In addition to a four-bedroom, four-bath home with wonderful alfresco living spaces, the estate includes a freestanding garage with an upper-level apartment, lush lawns, beautiful gardens, a diverting bocce court, and a private beach for swimming and seaside recreation—all with views of sunsets and the waters of Noyac Bay.

Secluded Sonoma Getaway

Sonoma, California | Holly BennettSotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street

Perched above the vineyards of Sonoma, this 22-acre estate comprises a 4,182-square-foot residence with four bedrooms and majestic views, a 1,188-square-foot “activity building” with a recreation room and two bedrooms, a playhouse, a corral, a barn, and a temperature-controlled six-car garage with wine storage space. Alfresco living and entertaining are a breeze thanks to a refreshing infinity-edge swimming pool surrounded by sunny travertine patios, a fire pit, lush lawn, and a bocce court tucked beneath shady grandfather trees.

A Legendary Estate in Los Altos

Los Altos, California | Arthur Sharif & Greg GoumasSotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco

This impressive but inviting estate on 4.55 acres is the former home of Intel co-founder Robert Noyce and an elegant and enjoyable piece of Silicon Valley History. The property features a four-bedroom residence and a three-bedroom guesthouse filled with luxurious amenities; the grounds promise diverse entertainment with a unique swimming pool, a bocce court, a putting green, two ponds, walking bridges, multiple waterfalls, a barn, a vineyard, and a fruit-tree orchard.

Take to the bocce court by day and enjoy homes ideal for stargazing at night

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