Summer heat has done little to slow down the super-hot real estate market. Still, there are plenty of dazzling digs available that are sure to pique the interest of a potential buyer. From a classic brick beauty in Dallas to a stunning lakeside estate in Minneapolis to a charming Hill Country retreat, take a tour of some truly unique listings.
3953 Dalgreen Drive // Dallas, Texas // Contact: Kyle Brinkley, Brinkley Property Group, 214.912.4434
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 5,822 square feet, 0.34 acres
Features we love: The striking white-brick exterior leads to an equally divine interior at this Lakewood home, where every detail has been considered. White oak floors, beamed ceilings, and arched doorways throughout add to the overall luxury design aesthetic. Outside, the immaculately landscaped property has an artificial turf backyard, guaranteeing a green lawn year-round.
5201 North Hacienda Del Sol Road // Tucson, Arizona // Contact: Thalia Kyriakis, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, 520.631.4439
The details: 10 bedrooms, 9 full and 3 half bathrooms, 15,502 square feet, 4.38 acres
Features we love: Built in 1937, this historic home, known as Grace Mansion, was constructed by renowned architect Josias Joesler. Elegant and secluded, the main residence includes an impressive chef’s kitchen, primary bedroom wing, and an elevator for easy access to each floor. The property includes a resort-like pool, multiple covered patios, and three casitas that act as luxurious guest quarters.
5570 Maple Heights Road // Greenwood, Minnesota // Contact: Peter and Jessica Prudden, Prudden Company, 612.843.0430
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half bathrooms, 19,253 square feet, 1.37 acres
Features we love: The spectacular Windermere Estate is truly one-of-a-kind. Constructed on a private island in St. Alban’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka, the future owners of this residence will enjoy panoramic water views, a 12-person movie theater, an eight-car garage, a car wash, a full sized-gym, an indoor grotto, and a glass elevator, among many other incredible features.
1430 Amore Lane // Centerton, Arkansas // Contact: Portfolio Sotheby’s International Realty, 479.273.6697
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 4,231 square feet, 0.45 acres
Features we love: Recently renovated, this contemporary villa is conveniently located just moments from downtown Bentonville. From the gorgeous two-story entry to the backyard living area complete with fireplace and built-in grill, every space impresses.
HO HO KUS, NEW JERSEY
61 Lloyd Road // Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey // Contact: Megan Fox and Maxwell Stokes, Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, 201.326.6789 or 201.951.9403
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 4 half bathrooms, 0.47 acres
Features we love: The exterior of this remarkable new construction abode is every bit as appealing as the well-appointed interior. Ideal for the homeowner who appreciates the highest-quality design, this home boasts soaring ceilings, antique oak floors, and six fireplaces. A basketball court, heated saltwater pool and spa, gym, and guest suite make it equally suited for entertaining large groups and comfortable family living.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
21280 Fortaleza // San Antonio, Texas // Contact: Jason Glast, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.386.1833
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,690 square feet, 17.1 acres
Features we love: A true sanctuary nestled on a heavily wooded 17-acre lot, this property sits at the end of a private gated community. Architecturally dramatic ceilings, plenty of natural light, and sizable rooms make the home feel bright and airy. A separate residence on the property can be made into a splendid guest home, remote office, or home gym.
642 Myrtle Road // Naples, Florida // Contact: Taber Tagliasacchi, Calusa Bay Properties, LLC, 239.287.0777
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 5,609 square feet, 1.23 acres
Features we love: Whether you are looking for a new home base or a superb vacation getaway, this sophisticated, sun-drenched space is the ideal refuge. The grand abode features beautiful soaring ceilings, a chef’s kitchen, and an elegant primary suite. A fire pit, fireplace, immaculate grounds, and pool/spa round out the grand exterior.
9774 Old Warson Road // Ladue, Missouri // Contact: Angela Ritchie and Ellen Reid, Reid Case Group, 314.445.9299
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 1 half bathrooms, 4,785 square feet, 1.22 acres
Features we love: Amenities abound in this beautiful turnkey property. Outside, owners and guests alike will enjoy the in-ground pool, outdoor kitchen, movie theater, bar, wine cellar, and sauna. Those who like to entertain will especially appreciate the elegant kitchen with custom cabinetry, Thermador gas range, walk-in pantry, and butler’s pantry.
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
9 Ridgeview Court // Little Rock, Arkansas // Contact: Brandy Harp, Jon Underhill Real Estate, 501.580.4277
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,344 square feet, 0.8 acres
Features we love: This casually sophisticated residence in the gated community of “The Ridge” has all the security and privacy one could desire. Inside, the open chef’s kitchen, breakfast room, copious windows offering plentiful natural light, and spa-like bathrooms offer a welcome retreat, while two large decks are perfect perch from which to take in the wooded grounds.
204 West San Antonio Avenue // Boerne, Texas // Contact: Caroline Conner Barnes, Phyllis Browning Co., 512.965.4240
The details: 2 bedrooms, 1 full and 1 half bathrooms, 2,153 square feet, 1.57 acres
Features we love: This craftsman-style house located one block off of Historic Main Street and Hill Country Mile is situated on a waterfront lot on Cibolo Creek, with large and abundant windows providing excellent natural light. In addition to the charming main house, the carefully designed artist’s studio on the property, complete with kitchen and bathroom, is destined to inspire creativity.