Spring—widely acknowledged as prime house-hunting season—is right around the corner, and buyers who want to get an early start will find much to be excited about, as there are already a number of exceptional listings on the market. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite must-see properties that are currently available. From a gorgeous waterfront estate in Mobile Bay, Alabama, to a stunning retreat in the Hamptons, take a tour of some truly unique real estate opportunities.
Mobile Bay, Alabama
16271 Scenic Highway 98 // Point Clear, Alabama // Contact: Courtney & Morris Real Estate, 251.476.8545
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 6,690 square feet
Features we love: Designed by architect Lea Verneuille, this lovely Point Clear retreat offers the best of bay front living. Situated on over an acre of land, the main house has a large front porch and open floor plan, while the guest house adds an additional bedroom, bathroom, and two large living spaces. Outdoor features include multiple boat lifts, covered entertainment areas, and cooking areas.
Hill Country, Texas
Settlers Crossing // Fredericksburg, Texas // Contact: Justin Cop, Fredericksburg Realty, 830.998.2895
The details: 1 three-story main house, 7 guest houses, 35 acres
Feature we love: This one-of-a-kind property has ties to famous Texas Ranger John “Jack” C. Hays, thanks to an 1846 deed. In 1989, The Richland Estate, which was originally built on the banks of the Ohio River in western Kentucky, was added as a primary residence (and meticulously restored). An additional seven guest cabins, which Travel & Leisure has collectively referred to as “One of America’s Top Ten Bed & Breakfasts,” are also on the property, which can be used as a family compound, bed and breakfast, corporate retreat, or wedding venue.
Hamptons, New York
9 Cody Way // Bridgehampton, New York // Contact: Gary DePersia, Corcoran, 516.380.0583
The details: 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 10,000 square feet, 1.3 acres
Features we love: This modern residence is situated among the farm fields of Bridgehampton North, and offers all the necessary amenities for the ultimate Hampton experience, including professionally decorated interiors, a double-height entry, a sun-drenched great room, an open dining area, an ultra-modern kitchen, a ground-level master suite for guests, a spacious upstairs master suite, a game room, covered and uncovered patios, a pool, a tennis court, a pool house, and more.
New Orleans, Louisiana
1400 8th Street // New Orleans, Louisiana // Contact: Lynn Morgan, Keller Williams Realty, 504.4738320
The details: 4 bedrooms, 5 full and two half bathrooms, 5,072 square feet
Features we love: Located in the heart of the Garden District just steps from Magazine Street, this historic home is brimming with gorgeous details, including soaring ceilings and hardwood floors. Originally a corner store with a recording studio on the second floor, the building combines a sense of New Orleans history with contemporary flair, while the backyard is a pristine oasis complete with a saltwater pool.
3 Adams Alley // Huntsville, Alabama // Contact: Christine Wicks, 256.656.4463, and Nicole Hartenbach, 256.348.3958, Keller Williams Realty | Intown Partners Real Estate Group
The details: 3 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 4,657 square feet
Features we love: This downtown Huntsville home impresses from the very start with a limestone-adorned entrance, leaded and beveled glass doors, and impressive two-story foyer. Homeowners who love to entertain will appreciate the kitchen, which includes top-of-the-line appliances, and the open-flow living room with a high beamed ceiling and limestone fireplace.
Park City, Utah
124 White Pine Canyon Road // Park City, Utah // Contact: Brigid Flint, 435.640.9873, and Michelle Eastman, 435.640.6597, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
The details: 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 8,166 square feet
Features we love: This beautiful mountain contemporary custom home offers expansive views, timeless design, and thoughtful finishes throughout. Inside, a well-appointed main-floor master suite, multiple fireplaces, and gourmet kitchen make for cozy and luxurious living, while a rooftop ski-in/ski-out feature ensures the owners will take full advantage of the stunning surroundings.
Raleigh, North Carolina
1512 Consett Court // Raleigh, North Carolina // Contact: The Sheri Hagerty Group, Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty, 919.862.6258
The details: 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 8,667 square feet, 1.34 acres
Features we love: This elegant and inviting residence combines luxury, comfort, and function, making it an ideal family home that inhabitants are sure to enjoy for years to come. Standout features include a spacious kitchen, large living and dining rooms, a finished basement, and gracious outdoor spaces.
Fort Worth, Texas
1707 Catalina Court // Fort Worth, Texas // Contact: Kris Karr, Karr Kostohryz Team, WilliamsTrew, 817.821.0797
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,205 square feet
Feaures we love: Located in River Crest Landing, this beautiful home features thoughtful details and rustic touches throughout, including vaulted ceilings, stone floors, and exposed beams. Outside, a gorgeous outdoor living area that’s perfect for relaxing or entertaining awaits.
3233 Fowlers Lake Road // Williamsburg, Virginia // Contact: John Martin, Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate, 757.870.2893
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 9,282 square feet, .81 acres
Features we love: Tucked away in Fowler’s Lake, this property offers more than 9,000 square feet of living space, plus lovely outdoor living areas. Interior features include a downstairs master suite, a fully finished walk-out basement, a study, an exercise room, and a game room, while exterior highlights include a pool, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, and ample seating areas.
3893 Mashpee Street // Frisco, Texas // Contact: Lynn Slaney Silguero, Ebby Halliday Realtors, 214.668.3079
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 4,542 square feet
Features we love: Situated on a premium north-facing lot in The Canals at Grand Park, this house has a dramatic foyer, a gourmet kitchen, a living room with a double-height ceiling, and three downstairs and two upstairs ensuite bedrooms, a media room, and a game room. In addition, homeowners will have access to community pools, fitness amenities, and a clubhouse.
Asheville, North Carolina
106 Robinhood Road // Asheville, North Carolina // Contact: Laura Livaudais, Ivester Jackson BlackStream | Christies, 828.712.5445
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and one half bathrooms, 5,589 square feet, 1.39 acres
Features we love: Stunning views abound in this extraordinary Asheville property that takes full advantage of its exquisite surroundings. The fully furnished abode is the epitome of luxury, with thoughtfully chosen artwork and lighting, high-end finishes, and amenities including a wine cellar, wine coolers, and wet bars, ensuring that owners will enjoy their home from the minute they move in.
0 Appleberry Mountain Road // Charlottesville, Virginia // Contact: Frank Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134
The details: 3,380.64 acres
Features we love: Rising to the crest of Appleberry Mountain, this mostly untouched, forested, mountain land is home to wildlife including bears, coyotes, and birds. Perfect for a private hunting retreat and getaway, the property includes many trails for horseback or ATV riding, and has been used for timber. Between the acres of pine trees, creeks, streams, and mountain views, this is a truly one-of-a-kind opportunity.