Looking for a house that can spice up your love life? Take a look at the 5 most romantic homes on the market in the U.S. (as of early February). These are the dreamiest dream homes, with out-of sight amenities that could make any homeowner go weak in the knees. (For more information on the homes, click on the photos, which will link to their Zillow.com or Estately.com listings.) Which one is YOUR favorite?
1) Nantucket, MA: The Cozy Cottage
13 C St., Nantucket, MA 02554
The definition of a cozy cottage town? Nantucket, MA. It’s no wonder that people flock here to find cottages like this one. This cabin’s qualifications for romantic evenings include a newly rebuilt private dock, a back patio with room for two and a killer view, and a fireplace to cuddle by at night. The advantage of a cottage? Only 2 bedrooms.
2) Malibu, CA: Beach Sunsets
24352 Malibu Rd, Malibu, CA 9026
If your ideal romantic evening is a stroll on the beach followed by views of a terrific sunset over the water, you can live your dream every night in this house. Floor-to-ceiling windows on both levels of this house highlight the ocean’s natural beauty. Your ocean-facing windows? They can open fully to give you access to the beach at any time of day. Combine the view with some huge steam showers, glamorous hardwood floors, and a hot tub on the balcony, and you’ve got the perfect beach escape. Malibu provides the perfect backdrop – friendly while still private, with the perfect beach vibe.
3) Charleston, SC: Antebellum Nostalgia
2 Water St., Charleston, SC 29401
Isn’t there a small part of romantics who crave the hoopskirt glamor of Gone with the Wind? Well, the Old South doesn’t feel like a bygone era in Charleston. You can walk the stone streets, feel the southern sea breeze, and take shelter under shady oaks covered in Spanish moss. And with this house, you can reclaim the old Southern glory. It’s located on the Battery, one of the most beautiful historic neighborhoods in the city. Built in 1810, the house has the big windows, high ceilings, marble fireplaces, and shady patios you expect from antebellum architecture. Its romantic edge? You can see the sparkling water of the bay from almost every window. It isn’t in Georgia, the setting for GWTW, but if this isn’t your idea of romance, then “frankly my dear, (we) don’t give a damn.”
4) Park City, UT: Mountain Escape
105 White Pine Canyon Rd, Park City, UT 84060
This isn’t your average mountain ski home. It could be Valentine’s Day every day with this stunning private chalet. This amazing Park City house has ski-in-ski-out access. Don’t feel like heading to the slopes? Stay in and relax in your steamy outdoor hot tub next to a fireplace. Or have a wine-tasting session in your private cellar and tasting room. Hold a private movie night in your own theater. Or enjoy the mountain views from your Jacuzzi in the master bedroom. If you just want to curl up next to a stone fireplace, you have five inside to choose from. The house has the rustic charm that Park City residents and visitors have come to know and love, with amazing luxury amenities that can light your fire.
5) Hillsborough, CA: Castle
835 Chiltern Rd, Hillsborough, CA 94010
Last, but certainly not least: Your real-life Tudor castle in sunny Californiafit for any knight in shining armor or dazzling queen. Stone walls and cathedral windows draw you into wood-paneled rooms with elaborate entry arches (some of which are actually from the 15th century), and huge fireplaces. Step into the library to be transported back in time. This castle, however, isn’t at all stuck in the past. The property includes indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, an indoor racquetball court, movie theater, and greenhouse. Not enough luxury for you? The grounds include several gazebos, a koi pond, a 50-tree orchard, rose gardens, and a maze.