Under normal circumstances, this time of year would be filled with busy open houses, with prospective home buyers practically bumping into one another while browsing the inventory. While that experience is on hold, the excitement of the house hunt continues online and with carefully coordinated (and guideline-compliant) showings, allowing us to get glimpses of enticing abodes from a safe distance. For those who are in the market for a new home—or those who are simply day-dreaming about a change of scenery—we’ve rounded up 12 gorgeous real estate listings here. From a sophisticated abode in Saint Louis, Missouri, to a historic waterfront estate in Williamsburg, Virginia, enjoy a virtual tour of some truly unique opportunities.
Saint Louis, Missouri
11 Upper Whitmoore Drive // Weldon Spring, Missouri // Contact: Stephanie Oliver, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314.322.6992
The details: 6 bedrooms, 8 full and 4 partial bathrooms, 11,748 square feet, 3.31 acres
Features we love: This sophisticated two-story home, which is being sold with furnishings, stuns from the second you walk in, with a marble reception hall and sweeping staircase. With beautiful views of the grounds and golf course, an enviable kitchen, and world-class amenities—plus open and covered terraces, an outdoor kitchen lanai, formal gardens, and a saltwater pool—this home is an absolute must-see.
Bergen County, New Jersey
51 North Hillside Place // Ridgewood, New Jersey // Contact: Megan Fox, Christie’s International Real Estate, 201.447.6100
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, .26 acres
Features we love: Located on one of the prettiest streets in Ridgewood, this five-bedroom English Tudor designed by Carl Kemm Loven offers architectural details throughout, spacious living and dining rooms, gorgeous gathering spaces, and a walk-out lower level with a family room, kitchenette, powder room, and gym. Not to be missed outdoor features include a courtyard with a turret containing a built-in grill, a fireplace, and beautiful bluestone patios.
2929 Grebe Place // Boise, Idaho // Contact: Kerri O’Hara, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, 208.860.7168
The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and one half bathrooms, 3,663 square feet, .28 acres
Features we love: Sitting atop the East Boise foothills, this property offers panoramic views perfect for taking in while sitting beside the outdoor fireplace or enjoying the in-ground spa. Inside, soaring ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, and dual masters await.
1700 Tates Creek Road // Lexington, Kentucky // Contact: Whitney Durham, Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty, 859.983.9500
The details: 7 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms, 8,208 square feet
Features we love: Designed by renowned architect Robert McMeekin, this iconic federal revival estate located in the center of Lexington greets you with a stone stacked wall, then a long front drive amid mature trees, offering plenty of seclusion and privacy. Modern and luxurious, the home combines the character and charm of the 1940s with all the amenities of today.
Mobile Bay, Alabama
16580 Polo Club Road // Fairhope, Alabama // Contact: Courtney & Morris Real Estate, 251.476.8545
The details: 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms, 6,700 square feet, 7.7 acres
Features we love: An ideal opportunity to live in and enjoy all that the Point Clear Polo Club has to offer, this home has fine finishes and custom touches throughout, plus several porches from which to take in the gorgeous scenery. A barn with four stalls and tack room make this property a perfect match for equestrians in search of a one-of-a-kind real estate find.
Hamptons, New York
770 Old Salt Road // Mattituck, New York // Contact: Bridget Elkin, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 516.330.6086
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, .3,000 square feet, .35 acres
Features we love: This waterfront listing located in the coveted bayfront neighborhood of Salt Lake Village takes full advantage of its incredible surroundings. The modern farmhouse features open living spaces, a chef’s kitchen, a private master suite, an outdoor shower, expansive bluestone patios, an outdoor kitchen, and water views from every room.
7971 Glass Road // Gloucester, Virginia // Contact: John Martin, Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate, 757.870.2983
The details: 6 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 7,420 square feet
Features we love: A historic waterfront estate, this circa 1810 home has been renovated and expanded over the years, yet offers character and charm at every turn thanks to details that include walnut paneling, custom period designed wallpaper, original heart pine floors, and beautiful fireplaces and mantels. The seventy-plus-acre property that sits along the banks of Vaughan’s Creek includes a large pool and pool house, tennis court, four-stall horse stable, workshops, a garden shed, and a greenhouse, as well as plenty of room to roam through boxwoods, azaleas, peonies, magnolias, and hidden paths.
222 Ridge Drive // Jackson, Mississippi // Contact: Bethany Johnson, Nix-Tann & Associates, 601.982.7918
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, 8,005 square feet
Features we love: A one-of-a-kind estate in Woodland Hills, this classic Georgian sits on an entire city block in a park-like setting. Warm and inviting, it’s perfect for everyday living and entertaining, with an open kitchen and living area, custom library, exquisite gardens, a one-bedroom pool house, pool, courtyards, patios, and a terrace.
Greenville, South Carolina
34 Country Club Drive // Greenville, South Carolina // Contact: Alexis Furman, 864.630.3952, and Katherine Hall, 864.678.0820, Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and one half bathrooms, .26 acres
Features we love: This serene retreat situated less than a block from Greenville Country Club in the center of Greenville offers privacy plus easy access to downtown. Unique and welcoming, the house includes a gourmet, eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances, formal living and dining rooms, and a master suite with vaulted ceilings and a private patio. Outside, a private, covered front porch and side stone patio with brick fireplace are perfect for outdoor entertaining.
New Orleans, Louisiana
379 Broadway Street // New Orleans, Louisiana // Contact: Digges Morgan, Lynn Morgan Keller Williams Realty, 504.236.0799
The details: 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1,705 square feet
Features we love: This charming Victorian one-story cottage just two blocks from Audubon Park has spacious entertaining spaces, 12-foot ceilings, built-in bookcases, a wood burning fireplace, and crown moldings. In addition to the main two-bedroom house, a large patio leads to a 296-square-foot guest house with a bedroom, bathroom, and living room.
2941 Breezy Road // Virginia Beach, Virginia // Contact: Fackler + Company, 757.412.7606
The details: 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 4,247 square feet
Features we love: Located near shopping and restaurants in the heart of Shore Drive and Great Neck Road—and just a five-minute boat ride to the bay and ten minutes to the ocean—this property includes an outdoor entertaining area with fireplace, surround sound system, a heated in-ground pool, an outside shower, and two large boat lifts. Plenty of square footage ensures that families will have ample room to enjoy this rare opportunity.
Charlotte, North Carolina
1708 Lombardy Circle, Home F // Charlotte, North Carolina // Contact: Becca Waybright, Simonini, 704.564.1090
The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 2,246 square feet
Features we love: From a premier luxury home builder comes this lovely custom abode in a new community situated in the heart of Dilworth, mere blocks from some of Charlotte’s best restaurants and across from Freedom Park along the Greenway. In addition to the prime location, owners will enjoy beautiful finishes and attention to detail throughout this thoughtfully designed three-bedroom house.