Those who are thinking about relocating or purchasing a vacation home are in luck: with a variety of incredible properties on the market, the odds of finding the perfect new abode are decidedly in their favor. From a Kiawah Island retreat with deep-water access to a modern farmhouse in Fort Worth, take a tour of some of our favorite scouted listings.
Charleston, South Carolina
7 Terrapin Island Lane // Kiawah Island, South Carolina // Contact: Pam Harrington Exclusives, 843.768.3635
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, 7,921 square feet, 1.13 acres
Features we love: Designed by architect Mark Finlay, this Kiawah Island home includes a generous master suite, chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, gorgeous gathering spaces, an infinity pool, and two guest suites. In addition, the property comes with an additional 1.03-acre lot with a walkway and two floating docks providing deep-water access to the Kiawah River.
New Orleans, Louisiana
212 Audubon Boulevard // New Orleans, Louisiana // Contact: Lynn Morgan, Keller Williams Realty, 504.473.8320
The details: 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,183 square feet
Features we love: From the entryway featuring French gray oak flooring in a herringbone pattern to French doors that let in light and take full advantage of the beautiful surroundings, this house is filled with thoughtful details. Those who love to entertain will appreciate the formal and informal rooms inside and out, plus the gourmet kitchen. The private spaces, including a luxurious master wing, are just as appealing.
27 Monomoy Road // Nantucket, Massachusetts // Contact: Cam Gammill, Fisher Real Estate, 508.228.4407
The details: 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 10,451 square feet, 1.21 acres
Features we love: Designed with luxury in mind, this gorgeous property offers one-of-a-kind views of Nantucket’s waterfront and iconic downtown. Featuring a main house, spacious pool house and a two-car garage/apartment, this expansive home was built and outfitted with natural textures and design elements.
5307 Huckleberry Lane // Houston, Texas // Contact: Caroline Bean, Compass, 713.206.4114
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms, 8,522 square feet
Features we love: This English-style residence has designer finishes throughout, a spacious yard with room for a pool, and a three-car garage. The outdoor summer kitchen is perfect for entertaining al fresco, while a wine cellar and chef’s kitchen will delight hosts year-round.
Park City, Utah
3300 Deer Crest Estates // Park City, Utah // Contact: Brigid Flint 435.640.9873, and Michelle Eastman, 435.640.6587, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
The details: 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half bathrooms, 11,078 square feet, 0.53 acres
Features we love: With views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and the mountains, plus ski access to Deer Valley Resort, the location of this custom designed home offers both beauty and convenience. Standout features include a hand-carved spiral staircase that spans three levels, plus a large family room and enviable outdoor living spaces.
Fort Worth, Texas
224 Clementine Court // Fort Worth, Texas // Contact: The Duwe Olsen Group, 817.723.5116
The details: 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,792 square feet
Features we love: Just minutes from downtown Fort Worth, this modern farmhouse offers direct access to the Trinity River. The home is filled with light, thanks to plenty of windows and soaring ceilings, and white oak floors add to the airy atmosphere. Outside, a charming courtyard and indoor-outdoor putting green enhance the landscape.
7309 Brightside Road // Baltimore, Maryland // Contact: Karen Hubble Bisbee and Nancy Hubble, Hubble Bisbee of Long & Foster Real Estate/Christie’s International Real Estate, 410.321.1411
The details: 7 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, 5.4 acres
Features we love: Built circa 1880, Overleigh is a landmark estate that also provides owners with every modern luxury. From the sweeping lawns and wraparound porch to the reception hall and banquet-size dining room, this property is ready to welcome visitors, while also offering private spaces including a sunny office/study and expansive master bedroom suite.
163 Frio Cañon Trail // Leakey, Texas // Contact: Nicole Kessler, Nicole Kessler Group, 512.657.3939
The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full and one half bathrooms, 2,664 square feet, 3.11 acres
Features we love: This rustic retreat in the private Frio Canon development features 280 feet of river frontage. With inviting indoor and outdoor living areas and 3-plus acres, it’s the ideal getaway for a family looking to spend time outside in a tranquil setting.
Durham, North Carolina
20 Fairstone Court // Durham, North Carolina // Contact: Kelley Keats, Urban Durham Realty, 919.793.5110
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and one half bathrooms, 4,818 square feet, .53 acres
Features we love: Located in the Colvard Farms neighborhood, which offers a variety of recreational activities (a swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center, and community clubhouse), this property is easily accessible to Durham, Chapel Hill, and Wake County. The 5-bedroom house features a main-level master suite, a spacious kitchen, and a fenced backyard, plus a wraparound flagstone front porch in the front and covered porch with gas fireplace in the back.
Northern New Jersey
21 Essex Road // Summit, New Jersey // Contact: Lois Schneider Realtor, 908.277.1398
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, .73 acres
Feature we love: This completely renovated stone Colonial built circa 1911 blends architectural charm with new amenities tailored to today’s living. Notable features include a private master suite complete with a sitting room with a fireplace and marble bath, as well as a butler’s pantry, screened porch, and guest suite.