Channel hygge, the Danish feeling of cozy contentment by checking out our 10 favorite homes to embrace winter on Redfin right now.
Maybe it’s the approach of Valentine’s Day, more likely it’s the polar vortex, but either way, as temperatures drop this winter, we can’t help but seek out the Danish concept of hygge. Pronounced hoo-gah, it encourages feelings of home-based cozy contentment.
And the Danes would know. In Denmark, the mercury hovers around the freezing mark for most of January and February,and with a position so far north, there’s only a few hours of sunshine in winter.
In many parts of the U.S., it’s been colder than that already this winter, adding serious appeal to curling up at home with a warm mug of cocoa, cocooned in cozy blankets by the fire. But first you’ve got to have a home that sets such an inviting scene.
Need help finding one? These winter wonders are some of our favorite hygge-inducing homes on the market right now, at a range of price points. From a woodsy waterfront enclave in Seattle, to an amenity-rich townhouse in Chicago, we’re adding a log to the fire and dreaming of a winter spent in one of these cozy homes (and fine, warmer temps too). Join us will you?
7262 7th Ave
List price: $585,000
Lake Tahoe is beautiful year-round, but there’s something magical about a Tahoe winter. Take this turnkey home with a stone fireplace, barn wood finishes, and a rustic deck and fire pit perfect for toasting marshmallows under the stars.
1512 N Wieland St
List price: $3,100,000
You don’t have to rough it to channel winter’s charm. Take this elegant four level brownstone in Chicago’s Old Town. It oozes luxury with an elevator, custom cabinetry, marble counter tops, plus a butler’s pantry with wet bar and wine fridge. Perhaps for pouring something to warm your spirits? It’s also homey and hygge, with multiple mod fireplaces, a spa-like bathroom, and gorgeous patio with an outdoor kitchen, yet another fireplace, and hot tub to soak up stunning city views–and some well deserved warmth.
7 Spruce Ct
List price: $599,900
Not too far away, this Chi-town suburban home in Lemont offers a totally different, but still completely inviting approach to appreciating winter. Timber beams complement a soft wood palette that feels comforting while still modern and updated. Circle around the wood-burning stove, or tend to the brick-lined fireplace in the vaulted master suite, before grabbing a bottle from the wine cellar and dipping into the hot tub or deep soaking bath.
660 W Crescent Ave
List price: $498,000
East coast winters are harsh, but spending one in this picturesque Allendale abode wouldn’t be so bad, what with its secluded privacy and tranquil forest views. Walls of windows embrace the outdoors in a gorgeous sun room with heated slate floors. Lattice windows feel chalet-like, and skylights, maple floors and a cozy fireplace finish the look of this lovely winter scene.
4022 Randolph St
List price: $1,199,000
Behind a brick and stone facade, discover an enchanting beam-lined living area centered around a wood burning fireplace with stone and wood accents. Surely this must be a ski cabin tucked up north in the woods somewhere. And yet, it’s not, but rather an expansive hygge-like home right near our nation’s capital in the D.C. suburb of Arlington, VA.
22436 N Summit Ridge Cir
List price: $1,799,000
While the idea of a Southern California winter may sound preposterous, even LA suburbs like Chatworth have cool days and chilly nights. They’re best remedied in a palatial place such as this. Every creature comfort is included, including high-end favorites for winter: a sauna and steam shower. Here’s hoping for a cold front.
737 Panorama Dr
List price: $1,295,000
Up in San Francisco, temps definitely do dip, and when they do, we’d dream of hiding away in this beautifully updated residence. Living spaces are anchored by an elegant wood burning fireplace and warm dark wood flooring. Ample windows frame lush tree-lined views that feels more forest than city.
12201 Shorewood Dr SW
List price: $995,000
Watch winter roll in from this waterfront gem, nestled in the coveted Shorewood on the Sound neighborhood south of downtown Seattle. A large deck welcomes views of soaring eagles and postcard-perfect sunsets, while inside, wood walls and ceilings, a brick fireplace, and hot tub transport you to pure rustic wilderness.
6550 E Mississippi Ave #6
List price: $259,000
Winter is one of Denver’s biggest draws and this condo could be the perfect home base to take advantage of the great outdoors–and indoors, too. Apres ski, sidle up beside the brick fireplace, which warms an open floor plan, and cold snowy toes.