Entering into a transitional month always inspires us to rethink the way we see our homes. With the official start of summer on the horizon and new opportunities to venture out (as safely as possible) becoming available, the time might seem right to consider looking for a new place to live. For those seeking a new abode or simply yearning for a change of scenery, we’ve rounded up seven beautiful properties that will inspire you to take the leap—or at least satisfy your desire to peek inside some truly unique houses.
12098 Via Bello Court // Frisco, Texas // Contact: Lynn Slaney Silguero, Ebby Halliday Frisco, 214.668.3079
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,129 square feet
Features we love: With a dramatic entryway, a beautiful and bright chef’s kitchen, and stunning outdoor spaces, this five-bedroom custom home impresses at every turn. Offering beautiful gathering areas—including a living room with two-story-high ceilings and built-ins—and wonderful private spaces (take a look at the enviable master suite), this property is a must-see.
16 St. Finnbar Farm Road // Carbondale, Colorado // Contact: Corey Crocker, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, 970.445.7259
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 5,250 square feet, 6.35 acres
Features we love: Situated on a corner lot on the banks of the Roaring Fork River, this French country-style home offers four bedrooms—all with en-suite bathrooms—including a main level master. Elegant yet inviting, it features a number of special details, such as 75-year-old wood beams, reclaimed flooring, and beautiful natural stone. Outside, English gardens and a stone fire pit enhance the stunning property.
Little Rock, Arkansas
53 Hickory Hills Circle // Little Rock, Arkansas // Contact: Jon Underhill Real Estate, 501.868.3444
The details: 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 1 half bathrooms, 8,278 square feet
Features we love: This recently refurbished estate in the gated Hickory Hills neighborhood includes a two-story great room, a gourmet kitchen, a luxurious main-level master suite, and a game room. Outside, gorgeous patios, a pool, and pool house ensure that owners will enjoy plenty of time enjoying the fresh air.
Northern New Jersey
10 Oxbow Lane // Summit, New Jersey // Contact: Kim Cannon, Sotheby’s International Realty, 908.313.2855
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, 7,000 square feet
Features we love: Located in Northside on .72 acres, this custom built Colonial boasts exceptional quality and high-end finishes throughout. With light and airy living spaces, the ability to accommodate large-scale entertaining, and beautifully landscaped grounds, the home is a true gem in a prime location.
Mobile Bay, Alabama
88 Turnin Lane // Mobile, Alabama // Contact: Julie Minto, LLB&B Inc. Real Estate, 251.605.2862
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 8,243 square feet
Features we love: This exquisite Greek Revival located in Spring Hill greets you with a fully mature yard, brick circular drive, grand front porch, and spacious foyer with 13-foot ceilings and a lovely staircase. Beyond the threshold owners will enjoy beautiful spaces including a dining room with a hand-painted wall by Sam Hicks in a bird motif, a wood-paneled study, a great room that overlooks the nearby golf course, and a large gourmet kitchen.
Hill Country, Texas
5419 Ranger Creek Road // Boerne, Texas // Contact: Caroline Conner Barnes, Phyllis Browning Co., 512.965.4240
The details: 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 3 half bathrooms, 13,500 square feet, 63.94 acres
Features we love: This luxury ranch estate spares no detail with exquisite interior finishes, a spacious master wing that offers plenty of privacy, and grand living spaces that are ideal for entertaining. Outside, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, sun deck, two-tiered pool with a water slide and swim-up grotto bar, putting green, greenhouse, hiking and riding trails, and a stock pond are just a few of the ways to enjoy the outdoors. The property also comes complete with a 3-bedroom, 2-bath guest house, and a 4-stall barn.
Durham, North Carolina
1532 Hermitage Court // Durham, North Carolina // Contact: Urban Durham Realty, 919.291.2318
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,990 square feet
Features we love: This renovated Tudor cottage in the Forest Hills neighborhood has plenty of charm, plus updates to ensure all the comforts of modern living. With ample storage, multiple areas to use as home offices and workspaces, new patios and decks, a large laundry room, and a fully fenced backyard, this is an excellent option for anyone seeking a new family home.