For the past two years, your home has been everything to everyone: a classroom, an office, a workout space. Now, with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, why not make your home into a love nest?
Yes, it’s time to forgo the prix fixe menu and crowded restaurants and snuggle at home instead. We’ve found five romantic residences that will do just the trick—where you can rekindle your relationship without ever leaving your house.
This quintet of listings offer beautiful bedrooms or lavish living rooms with fireplaces—either will surely send sparks flying. We swooned over the views from a San Francisco mansion, a lovable and elegant estate in Texas, and a flingworthy townhome in New York City.
Best of all, these romantic residences are all available to purchase, should you fall in love—with a new home.
So pull back your bow, pour yourself and your partner a glass of rosé, and take a gander at these five homes.
Sensational in San Francisco: On and off the market since 2016, this magnificent oceanfront property may require some updates. But no work is needed on those romantic views. Imagine waking up to views of the Golden Gate Bridge or snuggling under the covers with the bridge lit up.
As long as the fog isn’t a factor, the huge picture windows frame views of the bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the Pacific Ocean from all four levels. If you like, head down to the beach on your own private staircase for a breezy picnic.
Built in the 1920s, this six-bedroom home boasts formal living and dining rooms, two cozy fireplaces, multiple decks, a game room, and a wine cellar. If you’re in love, tell it to the judge.
The listing notes that a federal bankruptcy court has jurisdiction over the sale of this property and that offers are subject to the court’s approval.
Elegant in Encino: Built in 2019, this modern farmhouse offers a sleek, chic retreat. We suggest an evening in the primary wing, which features a relaxing respite for a happy couple. The en suite sanctuary features a separate seating area with a comfy couch, a double-sided fireplace, and a private balcony. Netflix and really chill.
Other elements of this premium property include rustic chandeliers, exposed beams, formal living and dining rooms, a chef’s kitchen, and a theater.
In addition, the landscaped grounds come with a pool, outdoor kitchen, and vineyard. For an extra $1 million, the seller will sweeten the deal and offer the home newly furnished and decorated.
Superb in the city: Impeccably rebuilt, this six-floor Manhattan townhome offers romance on every level.
Picture this: A night in front of the limestone mantel fireplace, set in a lovely living room with 10-foot-high ceilings, a sumptuous chandelier, and comfortable couches. Along one wall, the steel casement-style French doors offer garden views and lead out to a terrace running the width of the house. Perfect for sharing a bottle of bubbly with your beloved.
There’s even more to love in the other rooms, such as the library, wet bar, and dining room. A chef’s kitchen opens out to the garden level, filled with plantings and an outdoor kitchen.
Upstairs, the third floor is taken over by the primary suite, which features a trio of Juliet balconies.
On the top floor is a sky-lit media room, where you can watch a rom-com with your boo. All levels are connected by a leather-clad elevator or by a staircase with leather-covered handrails.
Price: $5.5 million
Terrific in Texas: An opulent opus in Texas goes big to offer a royally romantic retreat. There’s a particularly captivating and romantic bedroom suite, complete with ornate tray ceiling, sitting area, fireplace, and French doors that lead to a private balcony.
Currently outfitted with an ornate four-poster bed, it’s a luxurious space away from the rest of the world.
Other lovable features in the 17,331-square-foot mansion include dual-entry staircases, a double-height living room, an open kitchen with a breakfast bar, a library, and a trophy room.
Amenities aplenty include two offices, a media room, indoor basketball court, game room, and bar. Outside, the approximately 4-acre grounds feature a waterfall pool and tennis court.
Romance in Rancho Santa Fe: Vines, red wine, resort-style living—what’s not to love? The 16,000-square-foot abode offers panoramic views, a wine cellar, pool, and yes, a vineyard.
We particularly relish the romance of the outdoor living room, whose seating area surrounds a cozy fireplace. It has no television to distract you, which will allow you to focus on the sights and sounds of your natural surroundings—and your significant other. The space would easily elevate any at-home date night.
Set on more than 5 acres, the spread also has a working vineyard, with 250 Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Cheers to that.