A Wing of One's Own

Having a serious hobby makes for a well-balanced life. Having an ultracustomized room in which to pursue it makes for a highly covetable one, too. Indeed, nothing wows guests like a $350,000 wine room, or a souped-up recording studio for the kids. This old thing? Oh, that’s where I house my watercolor murals. You know the drill.

The Fully Wired Wine Cave

Meet the Cambridge oenophile who spent $350,000 to support his habit. And that’s just for the storage space.

The Hi-Def Rec Room

Lots of kids dream of rocking out like Aerosmith. Few get a rehearsal space that beats the band’s own home studios.

The At-Home Artists’ Colony

Whenever they need a creative retreat, a pair of Westport lawyers head for the hills—right in their own backyard.

Beyond Cozy Charm

In agent-speak, every listing out there boasts a "chef’s" kitchen with "stunning" views. But these six homes have amenities that are truly one-of-a-kind.

The Grownup Playroom

View our slide show of eight more tricked-out spaces for hard-core hobbyists of every age.