Rising up to the Challenge:
7 Homes for Athletes

The feats, triumphs, and disappointments we’ll witness over the next two weeks as world-class competitors go toe-to-toe are amazing motivators to start perfecting your own workout routine. But do you have the right space to do it all at home? From gyms and studios to pools and tennis courts, these properties offer the amenities to help you tap into your own inner athlete.

Shore Acres | Bar Harbor, ME

  • homes for athletes. Shore Acres pool
  • homes for athletes. Shore Acres
  • homes for athletes. Shore Acres

The “crown jewel” of this oceanfront compound on Salsbury Cove: the pool and pool house. After a workout in the upstairs exercise room, unwind in the cedar-lined dry heat sauna. Or, get your exercise in with some laps in the heated saltwater pool that features a divider between the shallow and deep ends as well as a unique granite diving board.

Isle Wood | Ellsworth, ME

  • homes for athletes. Isle Wood pool
  • homes for athletes. Isle Wood exterior

A pool really can be the ultimate piece of “equipment” for your routine. Work on your cardio with a few laps or strength train by using the water’s resistance. This spectacular waterfront estate on a private island offers a beautiful pool to push yourself in.

126 Cole’s Island Road | Gloucester, MA

  • homes for athletes. Coles Island
  • homes for athletes. Coles Island pool
  • homes for athletes. Coles Island dock

It’s all about the outdoor recreation options at this historic waterfront estate. Beyond the beautifully renovated 1926 manor house is a swimming pool, tennis court, and a 358-foot granite pier that’s perfect to kayak off of.

129 Atlantic Road | Gloucester, MA

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  • homes for athletes. Front Exterior
  • homes for athletes. balcony view

There aren’t many running routes with views as gorgeous as this one. Just outside the grounds of this oceanfront property is a great route to get your miles in whether you’re cross-country training or working on your sprints.

Huntington Road | Henniker, NH

Everything you’d need for a complete training experience is at your fingertips at this 96-acre country retreat. Along with the spacious gym, there’s a pool, tennis court, and plenty of land to round out your routine.

North Haven Road | Vinalhaven, ME

A stunning view can be the perfect thing to focus on as you push yourself. The water’s edge gym at this waterfront estate on the Fox Islands Thorofare was once a boathouse, but has since been re-designed in the same style as the main house. This property also offers recreational areas like a tennis court and in-ground trampoline.

European Estate in the Berkshires | West Stockbridge, MA

If a good recovery is as important to you as a good workout, this is the home for you! Just past the complete lower-level exercise space is a massage room that’ll complete your exercise routine. And, of course, there’s a pool to really take the pressure off, too.