Regardless of whether you or a family member are actually heading back to school this month, the notion that September is a time of new beginnings can be difficult to ignore. If you find that the idea of a fresh start is currently ingrained in your mindset, looking for a new home would certainly fit the bill. As inspiration, we’ve rounded up seven enticing properties that are likely to inspire you to call a realtor. From a beautiful landmark estate in Northern New Jersey to a modern Park City retreat with expansive views, take a tour of some truly unique listings.
Northern New Jersey
391 Claremont Road // Bernardsville, New Jersey // Contact: Gerry-Jo Cranmer, Turpin Realtors, 908.400.2346
The details: 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 1 half bathrooms, 6.6 acres
Features we love: Designed in 1899, the timeless details of Misty Acres still impress. Located on the Bernardsville Mountain and surrounded by more than six acres of property that include gardens, a heated free-form pool, a caretaker’s cottage that currently serves as a gym, and a carriage house, this gorgeous home is a true must-see.
Hill Country, Texas
11436 Cat Springs // Boerne, Texas // Contact: Debra Janes, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.573.4040
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,464 square feet, 1.05 acres
Features we love: A modern French country estate tucked away behind beautiful oak trees and landscaping, character abounds at this abode thanks to soaring ceilings, banks of glass, plaster walls, and exposed beams. Standout features include a stately private study, beautiful entertaining spaces, a spacious primary suite, and a pool and spa, grilling kitchen, and patio.
Park City, Utah
8298 North Promontory Ranch Road // Park City, Utah // Contact: Paul Benson, Engel & Volkers, 435.640.7441
The details: 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 9,394 square feet
Features we love: With expansive views of the Uinta Mountain Range, this Clive Bridgwater-designed contemporary home was inspired by the works of sculpture artist Richard Serra. Every space takes advantage of the surroundings, including a beautiful deck off the great room that’s the ideal place from which to watch wildlife and a lower backyard that includes a heated infinity pool and fireplace.
1352 Clella Circle // Bree Branch, Arkansas // Contact: Portfolio Sotheby’s International Realty, 479.273.6697
The details: 12 bedrooms, 10 full and 3 half bathrooms, 22,000 square feet, 5.82 acres
Features we love: This Greers Ferry Lake log home comes complete with a gourmet kitchen, vaulted great room, and recreation room—plus twelve bedrooms that all afford private views of the lake. The property offers a variety of possibilities, including serving as a private corporate retreat or family vacation home.
San Antonio, Texas
318 Canterbury Hill // San Antonio, Texas // Contact: Janey Heydenreich, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.860.9390
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms, 7,753 square feet
Features we love: With clean lines and distinctive architecture, this Terrell Hills estate offers a luxurious main-level primary suite with an exposed wood beam ceiling, spacious walk-in closet with dressing area, private study, and spa-quality bath. Additional features include formal and informal living and dining areas, a secondary office, a walk-in wet bar, a media room, a children’s game room, a separate exercise room, a covered veranda with summer kitchen, and a sparkling pool.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
3116 Inlet Road // Virginia Beach, Virginia // Contact: Fackler + Company, 757.412.7606
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half bathrooms, 9,564 square feet
Features we love: This unique, South Florida-influenced estate is perfect for boating, art, and entertaining enthusiasts. Offering deep waterfront with immediate access to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean and dockage to accommodate multiple watercraft, the three-story home also includes a gym, sauna, pool, and pool house.
Bergen County, New Jersey
11 Riverview Lane // Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey // Contact: Megan Fox, Christie’s International Real Estate, 201.362.6789
The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms, 1 acre
Features we love: Located in one of New Jersey’s most desirable towns, and close to transportation to New York City, this tastefully renovated home has a spacious eat-in kitchen with a large island, an enviable primary suite, formal and informal living spaces, a home office, a sunroom, a mudroom with laundry, and a large backyard with beautiful landscaping and a generous patio.