As winter sets in and many of us are spending more time indoors, it’s natural that we might find ourselves daydreaming of a change in surroundings. If you find yourself thinking about moving to a new abode or (acquiring one to use as a getaway), you’re in luck: there is a wonderful array of options available across our scouted cities. From a sprawling estate in Tennessee to a modern downtown dwelling in Oklahoma City to a Georgian charmer in Charlotte, enjoy a tour of some truly unique properties.
1128 Saratoga Road // Kingsport, Tennessee // Contact: Robert Threlkeld, Threlkeld Real Estate, 865-235-8992
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 7,750 square feet, 128 acres
Features we love: This bucolic property with unspoiled views of Bay’s Mountain is a nature lover’s paradise. There are multiple lodging opportunities on the estate, including the main home that boasts a gorgeous courtyard and over 7,700 square feet of living space; a private 3,100-square-foot cabin in the woods with 3 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, and a basement; and a 1,200-square-foot caretaker home. Additionally, a spacious lodge transforms this property into a full-service resort.
191 Primrose // Medina, Minnesota // Contact: Peter Prudden, Prudden Company, 612.805.5466
The details: 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 12,889 square feet, 1.16 acres
Features we love: Exceptional details stand out immediately upon entering the elegant foyer in this sprawling residence where there’s plenty of room for a large family, house guests, or entertaining, thanks to an open floor plan living area, gourmet kitchen, three-season room overlooking the lush backyard, and five bedrooms—each with ensuite bathrooms. Five fireplaces ensure residents remain toasty during the Minnesota winters, while the backyard with multiple entertainment areas is perfect for spring and summer gatherings.
1938 Rowan Lane // Germantown, Tennessee // Contact: Judy McLellan, The JudyMac Team with Crye-Leike, 901.277.5839
The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 0.16 acres
Features we love: Situated in the coveted Rowan Oak neighborhood, this spacious home features many exquisite details, from travertine floors to a stunning stacked stone accent wall and an extraordinary stone mantel above the gas log fireplace in the living room. Future owners can choose from one of two primary suites, each with uniquely beautiful bathrooms.
15760 Zimmer Road // Fayetteville, Arkansas // Contact: Lauren Boozman Northey, Portfolio Sotheby’s International Realty, 479.899.8204
The details: 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half bathrooms, 6,002 square feet, 89.42 acres
Features we love: Among a picturesque setting steeped in history dating back to pre-Civil War, this bucolic estate includes a registered pine tree farm that abuts the White River. The historic brick main house has been thoroughly restored and renovated, and a seamlessly designed addition was completed in 2019, featuring a great room and impressive kitchen. Touches like imported terra cotta tile from 19th century French stables, original pine flooring, imported silk and grasscloth wall coverings, antique wood beams, original fireplaces, and one-of-a-kind custom chandeliers make this a truly unique property.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
350 Argyle // San Antonio, Texas // Contact: Phyllis Browning, Phyllis Browning Company, 210.844.7743
The details: 3 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half bathrooms, 5,888 square feet, 0.25 acres
Features we love: Located on a premier street in the coveted neighborhood of Alamo Heights, this stately home is an entertainer’s dream, with formal living and dining areas, an outdoor terrace, and a butler’s pantry off of the kitchen. The private spaces include a lovely primary suite with a sitting area and his and her walk-in closets.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
1630 Brandon Road // Charlotte, North Carolina // Contact: Vicky Mitchener, Dickens Mitchener, 704.517.0177
The details: 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms, 7,928 square feet, 0.50 acres
Features we love: Situated in the stately Charlotte neighborhood of Myers Park, this Georgian-style home exudes a certain southern charm. Originally built in 1936, the property has been beautifully renovated with considerable high-end upgrades. Home chefs will love the stylish two-toned kitchen with a large island and breakfast nook, and the large primary suite includes a cozy fireplace, two walk-in closets, and a spa-like bathroom.
4319 Rum Runner Road // Austin, Texas // Contact: Nicole Kessler, Compass Real Estate—Nicole Kessler Group, 512.657.3939
The details: 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms, 7,847 square feet, 3.43 acres
Features we love: An uber private estate with spectacular views of Lake Travis, this Austin abode is luxury epitomized. The moment you enter the home, the foyer stuns with a rotunda ceiling, glamorous chandelier, and dual staircase. From the sizable primary suite, enjoy a balcony overlooking the private pool and lake views beyond. Other standout features include a home theater, a gourmet kitchen, multiple decks and terraces, as well as a covered outdoor kitchen.
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
106 Orle Circle // Little Rock, Arkansas // Contact: Jon Underhill, Jon Underhill Real Estate, 501.590.9099
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 6,889 square feet, 0.5 acres
Features we love: This stately brick manor is set in a highly desirable and family-friendly neighborhood, and is truly unique, thanks to architectural flourishes such as custom cabinetry, tray ceilings, columns, and hand-painted details. Those who love to entertain will also appreciate the multiple large living spaces, theater room, and additional guest suite.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
617 NW 5th Street // Oklahoma City, Oklahoma // Contact: Lauren Toppins, Cherrywood Real Estate, 405.821.4061
The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 2,954 square feet, 0.09 acres
Features we love: A modern downtown oasis that offers the space of a single-family home, this property is a unique, not-to-be-missed opportunity. Large windows throughout provide impressive city views and striking natural light no matter the time of day, while a sizable deck—complete with a built-in bar area—provides space for outdoor relaxation.
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
25020 North Moose Court // Moran, Wyoming // Contact: Tim Harland, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, brokers of Jackson Hole Real Estate, 307.690.8464
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 4,300 square feet, 0.92 acres
Features we love: This contemporary western log home lets residents travel back in time with all the luxuries of modern living. Stunning views abound—including those of Grand Teton National Park—from every room of this three-level home. The downstairs area is designed as separate living quarters with two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a full kitchen, game room, and exercise and laundry area.
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