While July tends to be filled with family vacations and afternoons spent by the pool, the somewhat low-key month is also a prime time to house-hunt, as evidenced by the variety of tour-worthy properties that are currently on the market. From an elegant and inviting abode in Memphis, Tennessee, to a historic property with stunning outdoor views in Asheville, North Carolina, here are some of our favorite listings.

Memphis, Tennessee

3230 Chapel Woods Cove // Germantown, Tennessee // Contact: Judy McLellan, The JudyMac Team Crye-Leike Realtors, 901.277.5839 or 901.756.8900

The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms
Features we love: This standout from the 2017 Vesta Home Show comes complete with a chef’s kitchen, a 3,000-bottle wine cellar, and enviable outdoor living spaces. With plenty of natural light and places to entertain, this home is an elegant yet inviting gem.

Austin, Texas

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5000 Westview // Austin, Texas // Contact: Natalie Kopp, Gottesman Residential Real Estate, 512.657.5596

The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,237 square feet, .32 acres
Features we love: This clean-lined contemporary home, which was fully renovated in 2019, is situated on a quiet corner and features gorgeous sleek finishes. We’re particularly smitten with the rift sawn white oak cabinetry and black soapstone countertops in the kitchen, but the whole house is a stylish mix of chic materials and fixtures.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

24 Ahab Drive // Nantucket, Massachusetts // Contact: Melanie Gowen, Raveis Real Estate Nantucket, 508.228.9117

The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Features we love: Located just .6 miles from the Atlantic ocean, this home offers multiple living areas on two levels, plus outdoor features including an outdoor fireplace, two outdoor showers, and a freestanding shed for storing beach and bicycle equipment.

Asheville, North Carolina

92 Flat Top Mountain Road // Fairview, North Carolina // Contact: Brian Etheridge, Carolina Mountain Sales, 828.551.8043

The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 1 half bathrooms, 6,249 square feet, 16.64 acres
Features we love: This National Historic Landmarked property, which is 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, includes an updated, rustic revival-style main lodge, three separate cabins, an event barn, and a pavilion—plus rock outcroppings and more than 1,000 feet of cascading creek with multiple waterfalls. With its historic charm, stunning outdoor views, and proximity to the city, it is a truly unique opportunity.

San Antonio, Texas

319 Cloverleaf Avenue // San Antonio, Texas // Contact: Jason Glast, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.386.1833

The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,486 square feet
Features we love: This two-story cottage was updated and expanded by prestigious architect Peter DeWitt in 2006, and includes a formal living area, open-concept family room with a vaulted ceiling, and formal dining room with an adjacent dry bar. Outside, the private backyard has a flagstone patio and outdoor fireplace.

Hillsborough, North Carolina

6514 Green Rise Road // Hillsborough, North Carolina // Contact: Beth Louden, Franklin Street Realty, 919.619.0973

The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,152 square feet, 5 acres
Features we love: This lovely, environmentally friendly home situated on five private acres boasts views of hardwoods, ponds, and a nearby farm. In addition to the main house, the property includes a detached studio/guest quarters, plus gorgeous grounds that include paths and gardens.

Lynchburg, Virginia

1643 Fleming Mountain Drive // Lynchburg, Virginia // Contact: Stevie Savage, John Stewart Walker Inc. Realtors, 434.385.6655

The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5,095 square feet, 12.08 acres
Features we love: Equestrians won’t want to pass up this estate, which includes a one-acre fenced pasture, five-stall horse barn with garage, and four-bay equipment shed. Among the other enviable features are custom millwork throughout and a covered porch offering beautiful mountain views.