Much has changed about the way we live over the past year and a half, and as we prepare for the holiday season, it might seem natural to reassess your home and whether it’s currently meeting all your needs. If a change of scenery—and square footage—seems like it might be in order, you’re in luck: there are many tempting abodes on the market to choose from right now, whether you’re looking for a new house or a place to periodically retreat. From a stunning and spacious property in San Antonio, Texas, to a luxurious cabin in Snowmass, Colorado, enjoy a tour of 14 truly unique real estate listings scouted by our editors across the country.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
701 Grandview Place // San Antonio, Texas // Contact: Jason Glast, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.386.1833
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms, 8,396 square feet, 2.02 acres
Features we love: With its sprawling yard featuring mature oaks, a covered patio space, a balcony, and a bronze fountain, this property offers unparalleled outdoor living. Inside, the premier kitchen with an oversized island, granite counters, and state-of-the-art appliances will delight those who like to host. Details including custom millwork and hardwood floors make for memorable living spaces. Learn more about this listing here.
79019 Boudreaux Road // Folsom, Louisiana // Contact: Jennifer Rice, Berkshire Hathaway, 985.892.1478
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,187 square feet, 11.25 acres
Features we love: This custom built home is equipped with a gourmet kitchen, exercise room, and light-filled den. A carriage house that acts as a private luxury apartment is connected to the home, while separate amenities include a pool, a palatial workshop, and an expansive yard. Learn more about this listing here.
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
2913 Spaldwick Court // Raleigh, North Carolina // Contact: Sheri Hagerty, Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty, 919.862.6258
The details: 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms, 7,425 square feet, 1.03 acres
Features we love: This French country-inspired abode is an ideal family home. Offering modern living at its finest, the house includes a main-level suite, room for a home gym, theater, and playroom, as well as a versatile in-law suite above the garage. Learn more about this listing here.
LEICESTER, NORTH CAROLINA
234 Hanlon Mountain Road // Leicester, North Carolina // Contact: Holly Martin, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, 828.768.3282
The details: 9 bedrooms, 13 full and 1 half bathrooms, 8,881 square feet, 44.4 acres
Features we love: A true oasis originally built for famed artist Manfred Hecht, this North Carolina retreat is tucked into the mountainside and offers breathtaking views and plenty of privacy. The main house features an abundance of windows, soaring ceilings, and tasteful architectural flourishes throughout. The guest house, formerly an artist studio, opens to the property’s asymmetrical pool. Learn more about this listing here.
12 Alexander Avenue // Snowmass, Colorado // Contact: Mandy Welgos, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, 970.274.3334
The details: 2 bedrooms, 1 full and 1 half bathrooms, 1,592 square feet, 1.01 acres
Features we love: A nature lover’s paradise, this two-bedroom cabin features an open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows with expansive views. High-end finishes, top-of-the-line appliances, and wood cathedral ceilings add luxurious touches to this unique offering. Learn more about this listing here.
The McCrummen-Wroe House–Central Austin // Austin, Texas // Contact: Laura Gottesman, Gottesman Residential Real Estate, 512.451.2422
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 1 half bathrooms, 6,286 square feet, 0.34 acres
Features we love: Designed by architect Roy L. Thomas, c.1935, this Central Austin home has ample curb appeal and an equally magnificent interior to match. The McCrummen-Wroe house includes five generous bedroom suites, a chef’s kitchen, and gorgeous gathering spaces. The front of the property affords views of nearby downtown, while the backyard offers a flawless landscaped retreat complete with freeform-style pool. Learn more about this listing here.
SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI
9633 Ladue Road // Saint Louis, Missouri // Contact: Alex Thornhill, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314.239.4993
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 8,336 square feet, 1.92 acres
Features we love: This newly renovated home features timeless architectural details with modern updates, including distinctive millwork and doors, herringbone floors, and a spectacular floating curved staircase. The kitchen boasts two islands, white marble countertops and slab backsplash, state-of-the-art appliances, wet bar, breakfast room, and adjoining family room with box-beam ceiling and fireplace. Outside, standout features include the saltwater pool, formal gardens, multiple patios and terraces, and outdoor fireplace and grill. Learn more about this listing here.
2326 Johnson Road // Germantown, Tennessee // Contact: Judy McLellan, Crye-Leike, Inc., Realtors, 901.277.5839
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms, 10,673 square feet, 3.28 acres
Features we love: Set on over three acres on a wooded lot, this country estate is conveniently located right outside of Memphis. The vast yet comfortable home includes a designer kitchen with high-end appliances, elegant yet comfortable living spaces, and an enviable master suite. Those that crave an active lifestyle will enjoy the in-home gym, indoor basketball/sport court, and a handsome outdoor pool. Learn more about this listing here.
NEW ALBANY, OHIO
3 Bottomley Crescent // New Albany, Ohio // Contact: Jane Kessler Lennox, New Albany Realty, 614.939.8938
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 5 half bathrooms, 13,957 square feet, 0.98 acres
Features we love: On a property complete with manicured gardens and golf course views sits this truly special 14,000-square-foot estate. From the spacious gourmet kitchen to the wine cellar and sauna, the home is as impressive as it is inviting. High-end finishes and quality craftsmanship are on display in this custom home that offers beautiful gathering spaces and both first and second-floor primary suites. Particularly noteworthy features include custom cabinetry, exquisite millwork, and 10 fireplaces throughout. Learn more about this listing here.
48 Ledge View Drive // Huntsville, Alabama // Contact: Sarah Blue Vaughan, Van Valkenburgh & Wilkinson Properties Inc., 256.457.4500
The details: 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,472 square feet, 0.18 acres
Features we love: Set in the idyllic and family-centric private club known as The Ledges, this Huntsville home has it all. Standout features include Brazilian cherry hardwoods, two kitchens, an elevator, and two New Orleans-style wrap-around front porches overlooking the valley of Hampton Cove below. Learn more about this listing here.
4475 West Willowbrook Lane // Wilson, Wyoming // Contact: Caroline Carpenter, courtesy of Peter Moorman, Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty, 307.226.0220
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,722 square feet, 3.15 acres
Features we love: A one-of-a-kind property, this Willowbrook home offers dramatic views of the Grand Teton mountain range. Currently partially renovated, the new owners of this abode will have the chance to remodel to their exact specifications and tastes. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the close proximity to hiking, world-class skiing, and snowboarding in nearby Jackson Hole. Learn more about this listing here.
FAR HILLS BORO, NEW JERSEY
Overleigh–196 Route 202 // Far Hills Boro, New Jersey // Contact: Gerry-Jo Cranmer, Turpin Realtors, 908.400.2346
The details: 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 2 half bathrooms, 8,000 square feet, 10.72 acres
Features we love: History and modern conveniences converge at Overleigh, which was initially built as a modest 19th century farmhouse and was later expanded by a famed author and attorney to create a grand, three-winged estate. In addition to the ample interior areas, the property includes 10 acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens, a striking reflecting pool, a three-car garage, and numerous verandas. Learn more about this listing here.
GATES MILLS, OHIO
1420 Cardinal Lane // Gates Mills, Ohio // Contact: Karen Eagle, The Karen Eagle Group, 216.352.4700
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 9,228 square feet, 2.8 acres
Features we love: This lovely Gates Mills home set on a sprawling green lawn was designed with comfort and craftsmanship in mind. Amenities include four fireplaces—including a stately stone double-sided fireplace in the breakfast room—two laundry rooms, a heated four-car garage, a heated driveway, plus much more. Enclosed with mature trees, the substantial surrounding landscape can easily accommodate a pool or sport courts. Learn more about this listing here.
1717 Boot Ranch Circle // Fredericksburg, Texas // Contact: Sara Garcia, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.913.3272
The details: 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,979 square feet, 3.48 acres
Features we love: This opportunity in the highly desirable private club-community of Boot Ranch offers access to a word-class golf course, fine dining, club pool, stocked pond, 24-hour security, and so much more. No expense was spared in creating this Hill Country ranch-style retreat; cathedral ceilings with remarkable reclaimed wood beams, custom built-ins, and artisan stonework are just a few of the noteworthy features. Outside, owners can enjoy mild Texas temperatures year-round on the covered patio, cozy up at the outdoor fireplace, or cook a meal al fresco in the outside kitchen. Learn more about this listing here.