Play Ball ~ Five Homes With Their Own Bocce Courts

Sotheby’s International Realty

A round of bocce is the perfect way to pass the time during the glorious days and cool evenings of summer—even more so when it’s on a private court just steps from a home filled with luxurious spaces and amenities.

Stylish Sonoma Haven

Sonoma, California

This enviable six-acre wine country estate includes a 5,700-square-foot residence; a Merlot vineyard; an olive orchard; mature oaks; a rose garden; and two barns—one with an office, a guest bedroom and bath, and a wine cellar and tasting room and another with a gym and media room, a kitchen, and a guest bedroom and bath. Encouraging alfresco relaxation are a refreshing infinity-edge pool with a pool house, a tennis court, a hot tub, patios with views of the Mayacamas, and a delightful bocce court.

Incomparable Santa Fe Retreat

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Atop a hill at a prestigious address, this estate is unparalleled in size and sophisticated style. Featuring a total of seven bedrooms and chic living and entertaining spaces indoors and out, it revels in 360-degree views and encompasses a thoughtfully renovated 1947 residence designed by the illustrious John Gaw Meem, two guesthouses, a chapel, a dining pavilion, and a potting shed. For outdoor enjoyment beneath Santa Fe’s impossibly blue skies, the estate offers a dazzling pool and cabana and its own bocce court.

Lush Wooded Getaway

Westlake Village, California

Gardens, an orchard, a greenhouse, grassy lawn for romping, trails, a sparkling swimming pool, outdoor sitting areas, a private creek, a chicken coop, an oversized outdoor chess board, and an inviting bocce court contribute to the idyllic ambience of this enchanting wooded 1.4-acre estate in Westlake Village. Anchoring it all is a tastefully remodeled four-bedroom Craftsman-style residence replete with timeless details and generous, warm, welcoming spaces.

Southampton Hideaway

Southampton, New York

Nestled in the woods of Southampton, this extraordinarily private home features four bedrooms, light-filled living and entertaining spaces, and multiple balconies and decks, including one atop the roof, designed for enjoyment of beautiful sunsets and views that stretch to the waters of Peconic Bay and beyond. Amid lushly landscaped 2.6-acre grounds and vibrant gardens, a heated swimming pool, a tether ball area, and a bocce court invite outdoor recreation.

Charming Santa Cruz Compound

Santa Cruz, California

Rancho Don Bosco is a one-of-a-kind compound and event center in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chardonnay and pinot noir vineyards, a pond, and colorful gardens and trees accompany the main residence, a guesthouse, a chapel, a bridal cottage, and a “barn” featuring a banquet room, a dance floor, a bar, a commercial kitchen, and a game room. A bocce court is among the many alfresco attractions, which include basketball and tennis courts, a horseshoe pit, a resort-caliber pool and spa, and an outdoor kitchen.