Summer is upon, us and much like the weather, the real estate market continues to heat up. Whether you’re looking to relocate or acquire the ideal second home, enticing options abound—and often are going fast. From a Mediterranean-style abode in Palm Beach, Florida, to a modern penthouse in Lexington, Kentucky, take a tour of some of our favorite scouted listings.
Palm Beach, Florida
12358 Ridge Road // North Palm Beach, Florida // Contact: Peter Erdmann, Lost Tree Realty, 561.329.2383
The details: 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 9,245 square feet, 1.2 acres
Features we love: Constructed by prestigious builder Dan Reedy of Onshore Construction, with the utmost attention to detail and craftsmanship, this Mediterranean-style home is perfect for those who love to entertain. The house features a media room, an open-concept family room, a billiard room, and a full bar. Outside, the private backyard has a covered loggia, an outdoor kitchen, and vanishing edge pool.
San Antonio, Texas
418 Evans Avenue // San Antonio, Texas // Contact: Kathy Bonner, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.286.5712
The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 3,021 square feet, 0.16 acres
Features we love: Built in 1939 and completely renovated in 1999, this exceptionally restored Alamo City gem retains its original charm. Located in Alamo Heights on a tree-lined lot, the custom home includes an eat-in kitchen, formal and informal living spaces, and a sunroom perfect for relaxing or entertaining.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
4932 Highland Road // Baton Rouge, Louisiana // Contact: Matthew Bruno, Keller Williams Realty, 225.768.1800
The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,157 square feet, 0.48 acres
Features we love: This standout contemporary home was custom built in 2017. Complete with a gorgeous chef’s kitchen, sizable primary suite, and enviable outdoor living spaces. With plenty of natural light and places to entertain, this property impresses at every turn.
Charlotte, North Carolina
1508 Dilworth Road // Charlotte, North Carolina // Contact: Aubrey Grier or Vicky Mitchener, Dickens Mitchener Residential Real Estate, 704.502.4612 or 704.517.0177
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 5,791 square feet, 1 acre
Features we love: Designed by nationally recognized architect Ruard Veltman and featuring interiors by Cindy and Heather Smith, this spectacular home has a relaxed, modern-living layout that extends to a spacious screened porch, pool, and spa. Situated in a highly coveted Charlotte neighborhood on a quiet tree-lined street, the residence provides privacy and peace while still being just a short distance to downtown.
5420 Clark State Road // Gahanna, Ohio // Contact: Jane Kessler-Lennox, New Albany Realty, LTD, 614.562.1212
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 partial bathrooms, 9,516 square feet, 10.87 acres
Features we love: This classic stone house has picture-perfect curb appeal and a mature wooded lot. The home’s heart is a lovely two-story gathering room complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the private pond that owners will enjoy for years to come. Additional attractive features include custom woodwork, four fireplaces, an elevator, a five-car garage, and a tennis court.
Fort Worth, Texas
2710 Simondale Drive // Fort Worth, Texas // Contact: Suzanne Burt or Laura Ladner, Burt Ladner, 817.996.4838 or 817.832.4732
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms, 9,133 square feet, 1 acre
Features we love: This private estate in the heart of Fort Worth was designed for comfortable living as well as elegant entertaining. Sitting on more than an acre of gorgeously landscaped land, the property includes a pool, guest house, 700-bottle wine room, and a three-car garage.
The Laurel – 1911 Walnut Avenue #3202 // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania // Contact: Marie Henderson or Jade Henderson, BHHS Fox & Roach, Realtors, 610.761.4440
The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2,210 square feet
Features we love: Situated in Rittenhouse Square, The Laurel is the tallest residential building in Philadelphia. This lavishly appointed residence features soaring 10-foot ceilings, large wraparound windows, and sliding glass doors opening to a spacious balcony with views of the Schuylkill River. The array of services and amenities include a valet, doorman, 24/7 reception and concierge, a chauffeured town car, and a guest rental suite.
2551 Someday Farm Lane // Barboursville, Virginia // Contact: Lisa Levy Payne, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 540.270.8590
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, 14,596 square feet, 287 acres
Features we love: This private country estate situated in the heart of Orange’s historic countryside was thoughtfully designed from start to finish, with gracious rooms and custom antique stone and reclaimed wood details throughout. With gorgeous gardens and grounds including a stocked pond, an orchard, hiking and riding trails, and two additional residences and barns, this property is the perfect retreat.
New Braunfels, Texas
1138 Tuscan Ridge Drive // New Braunfels, Texas // Contact: Mary Ann Rhodes, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.771.4481
The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,226 square feet, 0.17 acres
Features we love: Between views of the city and direct water access to the Comal River, this property has something to offer from every vantage point. This Mediterranean charmer comes equipped with a gorgeous contemporary kitchen, a luxurious master suite, plenty of formal and informal living spaces, and beautiful architectural details throughout. Covered flagstone patios and privately gated water access make this a truly special opportunity.
103 South Limestone Street #1020 // Lexington, Kentucky // Contact: Becky Reinhold or Whitney Durham, Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty, 859.338.1838
The details: 1 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,147 square feet
Features we love: With the highest quality finishes and show-stopping views of Lexington, this extraordinary penthouse is a must-see. Standout features include a primary suite with a spacious spa-like bathroom and walk-in closet, and a chef’s kitchen with Subzero and Wolf appliances and ample storage space.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2601 North Shartel Street // Oklahoma City, Oklahoma // Contact: Allison Moore, Modern Abode Realty, 405.513.1107
The details: 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1,514 square feet, 0.12 acres
Features we love: Built in the 1930s, this charming home has been completely remodeled. The well-appointed kitchen has updated cabinetry, countertops, and appliances, while the spacious primary suite featuring vaulted ceilings occupies its own wing of the home.