Now is a perfect time to Scout your next house. With holiday entertaining and houseguests on the horizon, we are highly attuned to what we seek in an ideal abode, and right now the market is filled with promising properties. From a modern Texas penthouse to a historic Northern New Jersey estate, here are a few of our favorites.
NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
101 Mountain Top Road // Bernardsville, New Jersey // Contact: Gerry-Jo Cranmer, Turpin Realtors, 877.788.7746
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5.2 baths, 32.14 acres.
Features we love: A property with pedigree, this home was designed by (and for) Carrere & Hastings architect Eugene Mason in the late 1920s and boasts 32 acres with formal gardens conceived of by landscape architect Clarence Fowler. Antique details and timelessly elegant spaces combined with elements ideal for contemporary living make this listing truly special, as well as grounds that include a pool with twin pavilions, a two-story heated barn, wooded areas, fields, and a caretaker’s cottage.
210 Lavaca Street, PH #3701 // Austin, Texas // Contact: Eric Moreland, Moreland Properties, 512.480.0848 x199
The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths, 2 balconies, 3 enclosed garage spaces.
Features we love: This penthouse property at the top of the W Residences offers spectacular views, amenities including a spa and fitness center, and nearby 5-star dining. The 20-foot-tall windows let in gorgeous natural light while offering views of the Austin skyline, and the open living/dining rooms—plus two outdoor living areas—make this address an entertainer’s dream.
7281 Oak Hall Lane // Gloucester, Virginia // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 partial bath, 51.26 acres.
Features we love: This historic sporting estate near the Mobjack and Chesapeake Bays offers gracious living inside and out. Built in 1918, the classic Greek revival manor has 10 fireplaces and a large master featuring a walk-in closet and ensuite bath; outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the 1800 linear feet on the North River (with a permit for large deepwater access to the dock), boat basin, fenced pastures, dog run, windmill, and more. Watch this video to see all this listing has to offer.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
10707 S Fm 157 // Venus, Texas // Contact: Allen Crumley, Willams Trew, 817.732.8400
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4.2 baths, 4,759 square feet.
Features we love: A lake, deer preserve, 8-station skeet range, and 8-stall horse barn cater to the sporting lifestyle on this 910-acre ranch. Additional recreational features include a pool, racquetball court, tennis court, and spa room.
1268 Osprey Trail // Naples, Florida // Contact: Frank Pezzuti, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, 239.216.2445
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full plus 2 partial baths, 6,698 square feet.
Features we love: With a spacious great room that overlooks the fifth hole of the Estuary golf course, a second-story lounge, and a fabulous outdoor living space featuring a bar, kitchen, and fireplace, this is a truly luxurious home located minutes from the beaches, restaurants, and shops of Old Naples.
5950 Park Road // Indian Hill, Ohio // Amy Roe, Reed & Roe, 513.379.5445
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 partial baths, 5.08 acres.
Features we love: There’s already an offer pending on this beautiful stone house, which sits on 5 acres of land complete with stables, a fenced pasture, a stocked pond and a 7-car garage, and for good reason. A chef’s kitchen and four fireplaces make this an undeniably inviting abode, and a guest house ensures that visitors will want to come often. (Interested bidders take heart: additional offers will be considered.)
13301 Dover Road // Reisterstown, Maryland // Contact: Charlie Hatter and Noah Mumaw, Monument Sotheby’s International Realty, 202.744.0948
The details: 6 bedrooms, 10 full baths, 5 partial baths, approximately 25 acres.
Features we love: It should come as no surprise that the estate of Cal Ripken Jr. boasts an impressive in-home fitness center and batting cage, plus amenities that will appeal to active families like a pool and indoor basketball court. Additional features that even the not-athletically-inclined will appreciate include a home theater, spacious kitchen, and walk-in closets.
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