Originally published by The Scout Guide on December 10, 2021

While most people associate spring with prime house-hunting season, December is a perfectly good time to think about scouting out a new abode. As we prepare our homes for the holidays—and start envisioning the year ahead—it makes sense to carefully consider whether our immediate surroundings meet our needs. If after assessing you determine that your future plans might include a new home (or investing in a vacation property), you’re in luck: there are several standout options currently available from scouted real estate professionals across the country. From a gorgeous escape in the Virginia countryside to a contemporary gem in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, enjoy a tour of seven truly unique real estate listings.


1301 West Washington Street // Marfa, Texas // Contact: Tammy and James King, King Land & Water, 432.426.2024

The details: 7 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 3,376 square feet, 3 acres
Features we love: This charming and fully updated two-story bungalow set on three acres is perched atop one of the highest hills in Marfa, offering views of surrounding Mount Livermore and the Davis Mountains. Standout spaces include a sizable dining room with original built-in china hutch, a stylish kitchen complete with open shelving and top-of-the-line appliances, and an outdoor dining/entertainment area. If the primary house isn’t enticing enough, this desert oasis also offers a separate guest house as well as an outbuilding that can be converted into a workshop or gym.