If a new home for the holidays is on your wish list, you’re in luck—there are a number of exceptional properties on the market right now that will appeal to those seeking a primary residence or country retreat. From an elegant Dallas abode to a historic Arkansas cottage to a stunning mountain escape, here are some of our favorite current listings.
4552 Rheims Place // Highland Park, Texas // Contact: Michelle Wood, 214.564.0234
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,395 square feet.
Features we love: This traditional Highland Park home includes family-friendly and formal spaces, plus five bedrooms (all en-suite). Standout features include a kitchen complete with high-end appliances, plus a large family room that opens to a covered patio and backyard. Situated near parks, shopping, and dining, it’s an elegant and comfortable abode in an ideal location.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
12881 Louisiana Highway 10 // Saint Francisville, Louisiana // Contact: The Landers Team, 225.615.7755
The details: 6 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,614 square feet.
Features we love: Just a 30-minute drive from Baton Rouge, this 58-acre St. Francisville property is convenient to grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping. Outdoor-lovers will appreciate the wildlife, Spanish moss-draped live oaks, hills, pool, outdoor cooking area, and more. Standout indoor features include a large great room, game room, spacious kitchen, and ample master suite.
Asheville, North Carolina
3 Landsdowne Court // Asheville, North Carolina // Contact: Molly McNichols, Carolina Mountain Sales, 828.712.7877
The details: 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 6,278 square feet, .55 acres.
Features we love: Located in The Ramble community, this home backs up to nature trails and features a fenced-in yard complete with a fireplace, heated pool, and hot tub. Built in 2008, the house has 10-foot ceilings, high-end kitchen appliances, antique oak flooring, and a porch with remote-operated retractable screens that overlooks the beautiful outdoors.
New Orleans, Louisiana
1571 Exposition Boulevard // New Orleans, Louisiana // Contact: Lynn Morgan Realtors, 504.473.8320
The details: 5 bedrooms 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 6,249 square feet.
Features we love: An absolutely stunning home right off of Audubon Park, this property, which was thoughtfully renovated in 2011, boasts an array of architectural details and desirable features, including a beautifully landscaped terrace and garden, a wide front porch, a gourmet eat-in kitchen, and more.
Northern New Jersey
117 Pleasantville Road // Harding Township, New Jersey // Contact: Whitney Saunders, Turpin Realtors, 973.635.5555, or Gwendolyn Barisonek, Turpin Realtors, 201.787.7945
The details: 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, 3.6 acres.
Features we love: Located on a lovely country lane, this quintessential Colonial has charm to spare. From the gracious front hall to the formal-meets-casual layout, the home exudes elegance and comfort. An attached three-room apartment above the garage makes for a perfect in-law suite, and enviable outdoor spaces include an expansive patio, potting shed, and heated pool.
12537 Mallard Bay Drive // Knoxville, Tennessee // Contact: Lucas Haun, Keller Williams, 865.323.8100
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 6,477 square feet.
Features we love: With its lake views and soaring ceilings, this property invites the owner to take advantage of everything the location has to offer. A boat dock, deck, patio, and pool ensure plenty of outdoor fun, while indoors an open living room, wine cellar, and media room provide plenty of areas for entertaining.
102 Northwest Third Street // Bentonville, Arkansas // Contact: Stella Russo, Midtown Associates, 479.268.5170
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,460 square feet, .41 acres.
Features we love: Built in 1891, this Victorian cottage has been beautiful updated, marrying historic details and charm with today’s modern amenities. Located a block from the downtown square and Crystal Bridges trail entrance, this gem offers owners many possibilities.
Hunt Country, Virginia
12473 Crest Hill Road // Hume, Virginia // Contact: Gloria Rose Ott, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, 540.454.4394
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, approximately 10,000 square feet, 100.46 acres.
Features we love: A beautiful country estate, Rock Ford, which was built in 2006, features refined elements as well as formal and family spaces. The 100-acre property includes a guest house, stone outbuildings, an 8-stall barn, fenced paddocks, a beautiful pool, and lovely lush gardens.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Trail’s End // Teton Village, Wyoming // Contact: Spackmans & Associates, 307.739.8156
The details: 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 9,480 square feet, 2.62 acres.
Features we love: This custom timber and stone home situated at the base of world-class skiing and on the 7th fairway of Shooting Star golf course has views of the entire Jackson valley, the Snake River, the Sleeping Indian, the Gros Ventres Mountains, and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. In addition to the ideal location, it features a geothermal heating and cooling system, a theater, a game room, and a guest home.
Fort Worth, Texas
3600 Hamilton Avenue // Fort Worth, Texas // Contact: Ted Olsen, Williams Trew, 817.862.5662
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 4,100 square feet.
Features we love: Recently updated, this stately home built in 1937 in the heart of Monticello boasts a large master suite complete with a California Closet and marble bathroom as well as a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances. Enticing outdoor spaces include a veranda, summer kitchen, and fireplace, plus paths and gardens.
Keswick Estates // Keswick, Virginia // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134
The details: 40 homesites, ranging from 2 to 4 acres, available in Keswick Estates.
Features we love: Only seven miles from downtown Charlottesville, the elegant country setting of Keswick Estates offers buyers the opportunity to design their ideal home in a private community with the added amenities of a 5-star resort. Sites will appeal to golf enthusiasts (thanks to the newly designed Pete Dye course, Full Cry) as well as those who enjoy lakefront access and the tranquility of a quiet, wooded neighborhood.
291 Valley Cruise Lane // Arab, Alabama // Contact: Nicole Hartenbach, Keller Williams Realty, 256.348.3958, or Christine Wicks, Keller Williams Realty, 256.656.4463
The details: 8 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 16,478 square feet, 176 acres.
Features we love: A truly one-of-a-kind mountain retreat, Angelwalk Valley is an Alpine sanctuary located near Huntsville, Birmingham, Nashville, and Atlanta. Outdoor decks, multiple gardens, stables, a riding pasture, a shooting range, 4-wheeler trails, wildlife, and more ensure owners (and their guests) will thoroughly enjoy the surroundings while unique details and features such as carved mahogany doors, antique pine floors, and hand-painted Italian sinks adorn the spacious main house.