While most people associate spring with prime house-hunting season, December is a perfectly good time to think about scouting out a new abode. As we prepare our homes for the holidays—and start envisioning the year ahead—it makes sense to carefully consider whether our immediate surroundings meet our needs. If after assessing you determine that your future plans might include a new home (or investing in a vacation property), you’re in luck: there are several standout options currently available from scouted real estate professionals across the country. From a gorgeous escape in the Virginia countryside to a contemporary gem in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, enjoy a tour of seven truly unique real estate listings.
Piedmont Farm – 61 Deerfield Lane // Sperryville, Virginia // Contact: Frank Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 6,370 square feet, 400 acres
Features we love: Piedmont Farm epitomizes luxury in the Virginia countryside. Situated on 400 acres of impeccably maintained land, the estate includes a grand French provincial main house, four auxiliary residences, and a professionally managed working farm. The main manor house stuns at every turn, featuring beautiful details including hand-crafted moldings, custom built-ins throughout, wood-plank flooring, rustic-timber beams, and a dramatic stone fireplace.
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
2330 North Harvest Dance Road // Jackson, Wyoming // Contact: Deirdre Griffith, Compass, 307.690.1458
The details: 5 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 7,263 square feet, 5.06 acres
Features we love: This gorgeous Jackson home is the embodiment of mountain luxury, with impressive views, enviable interiors, and indoor/outdoor living areas. After spending time outdoors in the breathtaking surrounding mountains, owners can retire to relax by the fire, soak in the hot tub, or de-stress in the sauna. Every detail has been considered in this contemporary abode.
607 Oronoco Street 601 // Alexandria, Virginia // Contact: Lauren Bishop, McEnearney Associates, 202.361.5079
The details: 6 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 8,145 square feet, 0.49 acres
Features we love: The historic Potts-Fitzhugh-Lee House, built c. 1795 and lovingly updated throughout the years, is a one-of-a-kind property surrounded by lush grounds that provide ample peace and privacy. Noteworthy features include the oversized great room, gourmet kitchen, and elegant grand entry hall. In addition to the main residence, the estate includes a detached two-car garage and bonus studio space.
360 Nueces #1905 // Austin, Texas // Contact: Natalie Kopp, Gottesman Residential, 512.657.5596
The details: 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1,225 square feet
Features we love: Enjoy quintessential city living in this stunning downtown Austin condominium. Conveniently located in the Market District, this 19th-floor residence offers exceptional views of Lady Bird Lake, and building amenities include access to an outdoor pool and sundeck, state-of-the-art gym, and theater. Standout features include floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and both bedrooms that offer superior light and make the spaces feel expansive.
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
2760 South Ocean Boulevard, 211 // Palm Beach, Florida // Contact: Kourtney Pulitzer, Querétaro Sotheby’s International Realty, 561.722.1745
The details: 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 1,009 square feet
Features we love: Experience Palm Beach living at its finest in this fully renovated and turnkey condo. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail from the sunny balcony, take a one-block stroll to the ocean, or cool off in the building’s private pool. Whether you are looking for a place to retire or a low-maintenance vacation getaway, this sophisticated, sun-drenched space is the ideal refuge.
442 Rudder Cay Way // Jupiter, Florida // Contact: Meyer Lucas Team, Compass, 561.406.5228
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3,934 square feet, 0.36 acres
Features we love: This custom home situated in the private gated community of Rialto of Jupiter offers elegance and ease of living. The open floor plan boasts two great rooms, high ceilings, and chef’s kitchen featuring a large island and breakfast bar, making this home ideal for entertaining. The outdoor covered patio, heated salt water pool, and spacious yard complete with sand bar and fire pit round out this much-desired property.
1301 West Washington Street // Marfa, Texas // Contact: Tammy and James King, King Land & Water, 432.426.2024
The details: 7 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 3,376 square feet, 3 acres
Features we love: This charming and fully updated two-story bungalow set on three acres is perched atop one of the highest hills in Marfa, offering views of surrounding Mount Livermore and the Davis Mountains. Standout spaces include a sizable dining room with original built-in china hutch, a stylish kitchen complete with open shelving and top-of-the-line appliances, and an outdoor dining/entertainment area. If the primary house isn’t enticing enough, this desert oasis also offers a separate guest house as well as an outbuilding that can be converted into a workshop or gym.