While many people associate spring with the height of the real estate season, we tend to think that fall, with its shift in routine, often inspires a moving-on mindset. If the close of summer has you on the lookout for a new home base, you’re in luck, as our editors have rounded up some truly spectacular options from across our scouted cities. From an English country-style home only moments from downtown Philadelphia to a standout residence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to a show-stopping retreat in Paradise Valley, Arizona, take a tour of 11 truly unique properties.
8750 Montgomery Avenue // Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania // Contact: Team Whetzel, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, 215.870.3138
The details: 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 6,000 square feet, 1.68 acres
Features we love: This English country-style residence has been completely renovated by award-winning builder Blake Development. The thoughtfully updated home features a modern open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, impressive wine room, flagstone terrace, and screened-in porch complete with an outdoor fireplace. Situated in the posh Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia, just 90 minutes to Manhattan and a quick drive to Center City, the private retreat provides the best of both worlds. Learn more about this listing here.
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
6848 Annabelle Avenue // Baton Rouge, Louisiana // Contact: Matt Bruno, Keller Williams Realty, Red Stick Partners, 225.916.3711
The details: 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,118 square feet, 0.24 acres
Features we love: In the highly coveted Old Goodwood Estates neighborhood, this newly built home has curb appeal to spare. Located on a gorgeous landscaped lot, the residence features formal and informal living spaces, a wood-burning fireplace, soaring ceilings, an abundance of natural light, and custom drapes and hardwood floors throughout. Learn more about this listing here.
585 Ragged Mountain Drive // Charlottesville, Virginia // Contact: Conor Murray, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.964.7100
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, 8,490 square feet, 2.85 acres
Features we love: Nestled away in beautiful Ivy, this estate has the benefit of being only minutes from downtown Charlottesville, while still providing future owners maximum privacy. The interior of the residence has been completely renovated and features upgraded finishes throughout, including heated floors, five fireplaces, custom cabinetry, and a state-of-the-art kitchen. Enjoy sweeping Blue Ridge Mountain views from the stone patio, take a walk across the rolling lawn, or delight in equestrian pursuits at the horse riding area and stables. Learn more about this listing here.
3105 Warrenwood Wynd // Lexington, Kentucky // Contact: Whitney Durham, Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty, 859.983.9500
The details: 6 bedrooms, 8 full and 1 half bathrooms, 10,533 square feet, 1.19 acres
Features we love: The outdoor features alone are enticing enough to make us want to take a tour of this gorgeous, light-filled home—from the cobblestoned front drive and pristine landscaping to the salt water pool and accompanying pool house. Inside, the property doesn’t fail to impress, thanks to a chef’s kitchen complete with a commercial range, a two-story living room, and a substantial primary retreat with two full baths. Learn more about this listing here.
PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZONA
5147 North Tamanar Way // Paradise Valley, Arizona // Contact: Tucker Blalock, The Brokery, 602.561.0445
The details: 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 8,020 square feet, 0.876 acres
Features we love: In the gated, private community of Casa Blanca Estates, this Kelly Wearstler-designed home has beautiful architectural details throughout. Amenities include a home theater, bocce ball court, wine room, and three-car garage. The resort-esque backyard features a pool, spa, splash pad, pool-side casita, cabana, outdoor fireplace, fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen. Learn more about this listing here.
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
5902 Stoneleigh Place // Greensboro, North Carolina // Contact: Melissa Greer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Yost & Little Realty, 336.337.5233
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 4 half bathrooms, 8,891 square feet, 7.24 acres
Features we love: This home impresses from the moment you enter the grand foyer. Featuring an enviable chef’s kitchen with large island and state-of-the-art appliances, an attached guest apartment, and a lower level with a full yoga studio, massage room, and gym, the property truly has it all. Learn more about this listing here.
JAMES CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA
3152 Parkside Lane // James City County, Virginia // Contact: John Martin, Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate, 757.870.2893
The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 4,555 square feet, 0.953 acres
Features we love: Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this colonial-style gem is located in the highly desirable Parkside neighborhood. The home’s first floor features soaring 10-foot ceilings and a primary bedroom suite with a sitting area, walk-in closet, and luxurious bath. The backyard comes complete with a large brick patio, custom shed, and views of the private wooded lot. Learn more about this listing here.
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
7400 Beck Road // Little Rock, Arkansas // Contact: Jon Underhill Real Estate, 501.868.3444
The details: 9 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, 15,000 square feet, 12.7 acres
Features we love: This sprawling country estate boasts 3 houses, multiple garages, a caretaker’s cottage, a storm shelter, a greenhouse, and more, all set on exquisitely manicured grounds designed by nationally renowned garden designer P. Allen Smith. The immaculate property is the perfect opportunity to create a private oasis for your family, or the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Learn more about this listing here.
HO-HO-KUS, NEW JERSEY
15 Hollis Drive // Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey // Contact: Kristin Gildea Fox, Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, 201.819.4575
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,760 square feet, 0.35 acres
Features we love: This home is one of Ho-Ho-Kus’s most iconic properties. The Cheelcroft homestead sits on two lots with mature trees providing an abundance of privacy. Inside, custom millwork, formal and informal living spaces, a primary suite, and a chef’s kitchen round out the first floor. The upstairs features 4 bedrooms, complete with 4 full bathrooms. Outside, enjoy magnificent wooded views from the blue stone patios. Learn more about this listing here.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
2538 Selwyn Avenue // Charlotte, North Carolina // Contact: Aubrey Grier, Dickens Mitchener Residential Real Estate, 704.502.4612
The details: 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,285 square feet, 1.02 acres
Features we love: This charming historic property built c. 1917 has been meticulously updated with no expense spared. Coffered ceilings, custom cabinetry, and built-ins throughout lend to the luxurious feel of this exquisite home. Beyond the main house is a detached garage with a bedroom and full bathroom, as well as a separate guest cottage, a pool, a sport court, numerous covered and uncovered porches and patios, and a large landscaped yard. Learn more about this listing here.
11 South Liberty Street // Middleburg, Virginia // Contact: Candice Bower, McEnearney Associates, 703.623.6605
The details: 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 2,248 square feet, 0.23 acres
Features we love: Located just steps from the shops and restaurants of downtown Middleburg, this renovated historic home has been thoughtfully maintained and updated. The interior features hardwood floors throughout, a recently renovated kitchen, a mudroom, and a lower level recreation room. Learn more about this listing here.