As the back-to-school season approaches, we find ourselves in a transitional mindset—which makes August an excellent time to start scouting for a new abode (plus, it just so happens that there are a variety of listings in our Scouted cities that are worth a look). From a historic home in Dallas, Texas, to a classic Colonial with endless curb appeal in Summit, New Jersey, take a tour of these unique properties.

Dallas, Texas

3926 Potomac Avenue // Dallas, Texas // Contact: Michelle Wood, Compass, 214.564.0234

The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,949 square feet
Features we love: Built in 1921, this beautifully restored home includes both formal and informal living spaces (including an utterly charming hidden playroom), a spacious screened porch with a built-in grill and fireplace, and an enviable master suite. 

Denver, Colorado

3901 South Gilpin Street // Denver, Colorado // Contact: Ian Wolfe, 303.809.3531, and Chris Bouc, 303.669.4449, The Wolfe-Bouc Group

The details: 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 8,240 square feet, 4.97 acres
Features we love: Between the park-like setting and thoughtful architectural details, this property impresses at every turn. The grounds offer views of the Rocky Mountains and the Cherry Hill golf course—plus outbuildings including a windmill/water tower, a lovely pool, gardens, a sport court with tennis and basketball, and an “enchanted forest” play yard with zip line.

Charlotte, North Carolina

600 Hermitage Road // Charlotte, North Carolina // Contact: Vicky Mitchener, 704.517.0177, or Ducie Stark, 704.641.5398, Dickens Mitchener Residential Real Estate

The details: 6 bedrooms, 8 full and 1 half bathrooms, 7,149 square feet, 1.3 acres
Features we love: Located in Myers Park near the Duke Mansion, this estate occupies a corner lot with gated circular drives in the front and back, a pool, and a separate guest house. Inside, a grand foyer, oversize windows, a statement-making staircase, spacious living areas, and two master suites make this rare gem a must-see.

Hamptons, New York

36 Huntting Street // Southampton Village, New York // Contact: Michaela Keszler, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631.204.2743

The details: 6 bedrooms, 6 full and two half bathrooms, 5,886 square feet, .33 acres
Features we love: Surrounded by tall hedges, this traditional home in the heart of Southampton Village just a block from the Gin Lane beaches is ideal for entertaining, thanks to an open floor plan on the first level, a gourmet kitchen, an oversized dining room and living room, and outdoor decks. Owners will also enjoy taking full advantage of the saline pool, pool house, outdoor shower, and art studio.

Northern New Jersey

25 Lenox Road // Summit, New Jersey // Contact: Lois Schneider Realtor, 908.277.1398

The details: 6 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, .52 acres
Features we love:  This classic Colonial has picture-perfect curb appeal. Inside, a formal reception hall beckons while elegant entertaining spaces abound, as well as areas for relaxation. The home’s heart is a lovely open-concept kitchen complete with a center island with seating, bar sink, professional-grade appliances, and breakfast area that owners will enjoy for years to come.

Raleigh, North Carolina

400 Broadwing Way // Apex, North Carolina // Contact: Sheri Hagerty, The Sheri Hagerty Group of Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty, 919.862.6258

The details: 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 4,824 square feet, .36 acres
Features we love: This comfortable and inviting home offers wonderful gathering spaces inside and out. Standout features include a first floor master suite, a large screened porch, and beautiful landscaping and hardscaping with an in-ground pool. 

Nantucket, Massachusetts

73 Hawthorne Park // Nantucket, Massachusetts // Contact: Fisher Real Estate, 508.228.4407

The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, .19 acres
Features we love: With its airy layout, soft color palette, and natural materials, this is the perfect beach cottage. Located in the new Hawthorne Park neighborhood—which offers residents amenities including a residents’ pool, spa, cabana, and gym, and is just minutes from the ferry and steps from the Cisco Beach Bike Path—this property is as pretty as it is practical. 

Huntsville, Alabama

25800 North Street // Mooresville, Alabama // Contact: Van Valkenburgh & Wilkinson Properties, Inc., 256.539.0505

The details: 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 7,490 square feet, 18 acres
Features we love: Situated just outside of Huntsville and bordering the Wheeler Widlife Refuge and Tennessee River, this private retreat is only minutes from restaurants, shops, and more. The property includes a 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom main house built circa 1842, two guest houses, a greenhouse, a 6,500-square-foot pavilion with a commercial kitchen and apartment, a working horse farm with two barns, a vineyard, and a creek perfect for fishing, kayaking, or bird-watching.

Park City, Utah

505 Deer Valley Drive // Park City, Utah // Contact: Paula Higman, Engel & Völkers, 435.602.8228

The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 4,100 square feet
Features we love: This four-story stone home offers ski-run views and is just 300 yards from Main Street. The property comes with an artist loft and three-car garage, and provides backyard access to hiking trails.