January begs for a fresh start and if one of your New Year’s resolutions includes a new home, this round up of astonishing abodes will get you well on your way to checking that goal off the list. Whether on the hunt for a contemporary Laguna Beach estate or a charming, traditional house in the Big Easy, read on to discover your next dream home. To find a scouted real estate agent near you, consult The Scout Guide Directory.

New Orleans, Louisiana

1518 State Street // New Orleans, Louisiana // Lynn Morgan, Keller Williams Realty, 540.473.8320

The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathroom, 4,397 square feet, 0.18 acres
Features we love: It’s all in the details with this classic home. A covered front porch, decorative molding, vintage staircase railings, glass chandeliers, and a private brick patio with in-ground pool surrounded by abundant plant life are just a few of the many charming features of this New Orleans gem.

Park City, Utah

2001 Mahre Drive // Park City, Utah // Molly Crosswhite and Rachel Taylor Retzer, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, 435.602.9244 or 435.655.1024

The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 4,788 square feet, 0.51 acres
Features we love: Thanks to the oversized windows in this minimalistic and modern abode, breathtaking views of mountains, ski-runs, and snow-covered trees abound. An open-concept floor plan, impressive vaulted ceilings, and a welcoming neutral color palette, make this an entertainer’s paradise.

Point Clear, Alabama

17581 Scenic Highway 98 // Point Clear, Alabama // Melissa C. Morrissette, LLB&B Inc. Real Estate, 251.709.4736

The details: 3 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathroom, 5,120 square feet, 1.689 acres
Features we love: A rare find on the historic Boardwalk in Point Clear. Just a short stroll from the beach, this brick home with black shutters boasts major curb appeal. The sprawling property includes a cozy guest cottage, an expansive yard with mature landscaping, a wharf with two boat lifts, a pergola, and a balcony overlooking the bay.

Tampa, Florida

2619 Bayshore Boulevard #800 // Tampa, Florida // Harvey Petty, Keller Williams Realty Tampa Central, 813.390.4038

The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathroom, 3,865 square feet
Features we love: Situated in a one-of-a-kind waterfront building, this condominium has a stunning, modern, sophisticated vibe throughout. Enjoy numerous luxury upgrades such as a porcelain slab wall, two designer chandeliers, custom cabinetry, and 48 feet of seamless glass water views.

San Antonio, Texas

120 La Jara Boulevard // San Antonio, Texas // Judy Barnes, Phyllis Browning Co. Real Estate, 210.273.7792

The details: 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathroom, 8,671 square feet, 0.95 acres
Features we love: Underneath the shade of oak trees in coveted Alamo Heights, this striking home with a stately stone exterior and pristine grounds features a pool and hot tub surrounded by mature landscaping. Inside, you’ll find brilliant natural light, a quaint library, vintage trim, and extensive wine storage that will impress even the most discerning oenophile.

Alexandria, Virginia

500 Duke Street // Alexandria, Virginia // Lauren Bishop, McEnearney Associates, 202.361.5079

The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3,320 square feet, 0.07 acres
Features we love: This sublime, Victorian-style home, located in the highly sought-after area of Old Town Alexandria, has a simple yet elegant feel. Built in 1840, you’ll see graceful features like decorative millwork, original heart pine floors, and multiple wood-burning fireplaces.

Charles City, Virginia

13500 Morris Creek Crescent // Charles City, Virginia // John Martin, Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate, 757.870.2893

The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathroom, 4,433 square feet, 4.4 acres
Features we love: Set on over four acres of waterfront land, this beautiful home is an impeccable choice for any family. A professionally landscaped yard complete with gravel trails through the lush trees and a boat dock, beg for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Take pleasure in the stunning views of the James River from the raised patio while winding down for the day.

Boerne, Texas

107 Greystone Circle // Boerne, Texas // Judith Rivers, Phyllis Browning Co. Real Estate, 210.393.3231

The details: 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 3 half bathrooms, 10,852 square feet, 5.08 acres
Features we love: Everything’s bigger in Texas! This grand and welcoming estate is outfitted for hosting. Delight in making a meal in the chef’s kitchen, unwind in the generous primary suite, and enjoy a film in the gorgeous media room. In the center of it all you will find a covered outdoor kitchen with multiple seating areas, and a pool complete with water features.

Laguna Beach, California

11 Montage Way // Laguna Beach, California // John Stanaland, John Stanaland Group – Villa Real Estate, 949.689.9047

The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, 9,305 square feet, 0.34 acres
Features we love: Find indoor-outdoor living at its finest in this Montage Laguna Beach estate. Recently remodeled in 2022 and showcasing luxury like no other, this world-class custom home with magnificent coastline views offers spacious living quarters, a gourmet kitchen, glass fire pit, pizza oven, and sparkling pool—just to name a few of the standout features.

Edina, Minnesota

5121 Blossom Court // Edina, Minnesota // Stephanie Chandler, Stephanie Chandler Group, 612.599.7107 or stephanie.chandler@compass.com

The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,200 square feet, 0.69 acres
Features we love: A large leafy lot in the highly desirable Highlands neighborhood could be the site of your dream home. A renown builder and design group have joined forces to create a custom home suited just to the future owners tastes. 

Jackson, Wyoming

4330 Balsam Lane // Jackson, Wyoming // Andrew Ellett, Engel & Völkers Jackson Hole, 307.690.6155

The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3,706 square feet, 0.5 acres
Features we love: Just a short drive from downtown Jackson Hole lies this rustic and impeccably maintained oasis. Here you’ll find the perfect escape for enjoying all the area has to offer. Entertain on the lovely back deck that looks out over the sizable yard and adjacent open space that backs the lot. A three-car garage is ideal for vehicles and snow gear alike.

Austin, Texas

2819 East 22nd Street // Austin, Texas // Natalie Kopp, Gottesman Residential Real Estate, 512.657.5596

The details: 7 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms, 4,454 square feet, 0.2705 acres
Features we love: Here are  two beautifully designed single-family homes located in the heart of hip East Austin. In the main residence enjoy high ceilings, a wrap-around front patio, quartz countertops, and a set of hidden stairs. The back house provides contemporary cottage living, with custom blue cabinetry, and unique tile design. This two-home lot is perfect for in-laws, adult children, guests, or as a rental income property.