Labor Day has come and gone, marking the unofficial end of summer. And with the NFL season kicking off tonight (and college games already underway), for many sports fans across Utah, the coming months mean fall, friends, family and football. On any given Sunday (Monday, Thursday, or Saturday for the die-hards), we’ll flock to our TV screens to cheer on our favorite teams. And when it comes to watching games, having a comfortable viewing area ranks pretty high on a football fan’s dream home “must-have” list. For starters, it should probably include cozy seating, a room to host a large group, easy access to food and refreshments, and a massive flat screen TV.
Sound good? Well you’re in luck. All you need is right here! Take a look at these five spaces that are worthy of housing a Lombardi trophy. Whether you’re looking for a space that’s sleek and modern, cozy and traditional or something in between, one of these homes is sure to please. Bonus: These football-viewing retreats are available for sale. So if you’d like to view more, take a break during halftime and click through each of these amazing properties.
403 E Oak Forest Rd
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
This elegant mountain resort villa in the heart of Salt Lake has everything a football fan could want – and more. The family room (see the featured image at the top of this post) mingles luxury with function and comfort. The dramatic fireplace, wall-mounted 68-inch television and stealth speakers carefully hidden in the wall create the perfect setting. Within the family room is a fully equipped wet bar with all the conveniences needed to create your favorite game-day snacks, while large doors open out to the patio where you can grill up the rest of your feast. Or, take the entire party outside and watch under the loggia by the pool. With an outdoor kitchen, fireplace and ceiling heaters, this space is designed for the perfect outside pleasure.
1600 E Arlington Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
This gorgeous Salt Lake property is a stunning remodel with dramatic architecture. The sleek, fluid interior flows from the huge exhibition kitchen into the family room and concrete fireplace that stands out against crisp white walls. With an additional recreation room downstairs, you can set up multiple viewing stations for the ultimate Sunday Night Football soirée. And when halftime rolls around, head outside to the huge grassy area for a quick game of touch football.
5856 S Brentwood Drive
Holladay, UT 84121
With a magnificent approximately 11,700 square foot interior, this Holladay estate could host a football viewing party for the entire block. The Old World European mountain style home features rich woodwork, magnificent windows that frame Mt. Olympus and – the crowning jewel – a breathtaking great room with an oversized double island exhibition kitchen, open wet bar and seating area.
Holladay, UT 84121
This Grand Palladian Villa nestled in a gorgeous gated community of exquisite estates is a fantastic football-viewing property. Not only does the great room feature dramatic beamed ceilings, European style fireplace and amazing handcrafted media center, which is enough to satiate your football needs, but there is also a home theatre with leather chairs and rich woodwork and a lower level game room with a party kitchen. That’s right: 3 perfect football-viewing spots. You can watch the first half upstairs, relax in the game room for halftime and move on to the media room to watch the final plays. And if you have to get some work done, don’t worry. Even the home office is equipped with space for a large flat screen.
12788 S Hickory Ridge Lane E
Draper, UT 84020
Built high on the ridge with incredible views, this gorgeous Draper home is an ideal setting for football fans. The upstairs family room features arch windows, plenty of space, and easy access to the luxury kitchen. On the lower level, another family room awaits with a wet bar, recessed lighting and fireplace, along with a state-of-the-art theatre room. Need a break from all the football action? Relax on one of the large patios or roam the expansive professionally landscaped grounds and take in the spectacular mountain and valley views.
Are you ready for some football? Tell us which one of these media rooms is your favorite!