Come mid-fall, our thoughts tend to turn to hosting houseguests and holiday soirees, as well as retreating to luxurious escapes—prompting us to assess our surroundings in a new light. Fortunately, there are plenty of tempting options on the market that are prepared to meet one’s needs, whether you’re thinking of investing in a vacation home or relocating to a new main residence altogether. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite options; from a log and stone retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to a charming cottage in Dallas, Texas, to a one-of-a-kind waterfront property in Mobile Bay, Alabama, take a tour of some of our favorite Scouted listings.
Saint Louis, Missouri
1215 Hampton Park Drive // Richmond Heights, Missouri // Contact: Marcia Harris, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314.791.3777
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 partial bathrooms, 5,876 square feet, 1.9 acres.
Features we love: This English manor-style house features luxurious spaces perfect for entertaining as well as everyday living. From the well-appointed chef’s kitchen to the stunning master suite to the light-filled library, the home boasts impressive architectural details and enviable amenities.
Mobile Bay, Alabama
Photography by Devin Ford.
17655 Scenic Highway 98 // Fairhope, Alabama // Contact: Mary Cane, Courtney & Morris Real Estate, 251.605.5109
The details: 2 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,147 square feet.
Features we love: Built in 1846, this beautiful Point Clear property is a truly one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a piece of property right on the Boardwalk. Flanked by two cottages—each with one bedroom—and including a wharf, boat lift, and pond, this is the ultimate bay-front retreat.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Butler Creek // Jackson Hole, Wyoming // Contact: Brandon Spackman, Spackmans & Associates, 307.739.8156
The details: 3 bedrooms, two full and one half bathrooms, 3,029 square feet, 6.88 acres (or 12.8 acres with the adjacent lot, which is for sale).
Features we love: This private spot situated 20 minutes south of Wilson and 30 minutes from downtown Jackson and Teton Village offers breathtaking views and countless opportunities for wildlife sightings. A mixture of log and stone, the architecturally stunning abode takes full advantage of its location along the border of the National Forest, offering abundant light and embracing the exceptional outdoor surroundings.
19 New Albany Farms Road // New Albany, Ohio // Contact: Jane Kessler Lennox, New Albany Realty, 614.939.8938
The details: 9 bedrooms, 7 full and 3 half bathrooms, 13,687 square feet, 10.95 acres.
Features we love: A Georgian estate built with careful attention to detail, this home is a combination of grand formal rooms and comfortable living spaces. Outside, beautiful terraces and a pool offer ample opportunities to relax and entertain outdoors.
San Antonio, Texas
257 Lismore // San Antonio, Texas // Contact: Judy Dunlap, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.408.4088
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, 6,240 square feet, 1.36 acres.
Features we love: Located in the Stone Oak community, this Mediterranean home makes a lasting first impression with a rotunda entryway, beautiful millwork, and high-end finishes. A luxurious master suite plus spacious additional bedrooms provide comfortable private spaces, while a formal dining room, grand family room, and backyard oasis are perfect for entertaining guests.
401 Bryn Mawr Drive // University Park, Texas // Contact: Michelle Wood, Compass, 214.564.0234
The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 2,665 square feet.
Features we love: This bright cottage designed by architect Charles Dilbeck has charm to spare. With two living areas situated on either side of the entryway—plus an outdoor covered patio with a fireplace—the home offers lovely places to gather, while an upstairs master suite with a white marble bath provides an ideal place to relax and retreat.
1414 South Penn Square, Unit #37DE // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania // Contact: The Sivel Group, 215.247.3750
The details: 2 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 2,115 square feet.
Features we love: As far as locations go, there are few better than this custom condo situated on the 37th floor of The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton. Just steps away from acclaimed restaurants and entertainment options, and boasting views of William Penn and the city, the property also offers the same coveted amenities and services as the adjoining Ritz-Carlton.
Hill Country, Texas
440 Menger Springs // Boerne, Texas // Contact: Kristin Miller, Phyllis Browning Co., 830.331.8450
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5,091 square feet, 1.01 acres.
Features we love: Picture windows offering unobstructed views of the surrounding environment—plus plenty of natural light—make this contemporary estate feel like an escape. An expansive patio with outdoor kitchen that overlooks the pool creates a lovely, resort-like backyard oasis.