While December is a bustling month with holiday festivities and activities, it’s also an excellent time to be on the lookout for a new property. After all, what better gift can you give yourself than an abode that meets all your needs? To entice you to end the year with a new house under contract, we’ve rounded up 7 real estate listings that are ready to host family gatherings, serve as relaxing sanctuaries, and make you feel right at home.

 

THE HAMPTONS, NEW YORK

490 Hedges Lane // Sagaponack, New York //

The details: 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 7,000 square feet, 2.25 acres
Features we love: This light-filled (and fully furnished) estate is brimming with beautiful details, elegant finishes, and amenities—including a custom kitchen, a home theater, an exercise room, two staff suites, and a massage room. Just a half-mile from ocean beaches, the property includes a sunken tennis court, a 65-foot mirror pool with spa, specimen trees, and colorful plantings.

 

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

6262 Henry Lane // Flourtown, Pennsylvania //

The details: 8 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms, 9,600 square feet
Features we love: History and modern conveniences converge at Willow Dam, which includes the original house built in the 1700s, a section that was added in the 1800s, and spaces added in 2014 that include a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets and professional appliances, a breakfast area, a mudroom, a powder room, a private office, a sunroom, and a bar. In addition to the ample interior areas, the property includes 2 parcels that total over 3 acres, with outdoor features including a covered porch, flagstone patios, pool, and outdoor shower.

 

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

4 Golfview Road // Palm Beach, Florida //

The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms.
Features we love: Built in 1928, this landmarked home has been fully renovated, yet retains many of its original details. Located just one block from Worth Avenue, restaurants, and beaches, and featuring gardens designed by Maria Nievera, the utterly charming property is an absolute must-see.

 

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

123 West Kings Highway // San Antonio, Texas //

The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,572 square feet, .43 acres
Features we love: This sophisticated yet welcoming Monte Vista home is perfect for owners who love to entertain, thanks to a gracious entryway, formal dining space, and dual living rooms. Private spaces in which to relax abound, too, including a serene sunroom, lovely courtyard garden, and beautiful pool.

 

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

21 Battery Park Avenue, #602 // Asheville, North Carolina //

The details: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,900 square feet
Features we love: Located in a premier condo building mere steps from Asheville’s top restaurants, shopping destinations, and entertainment venues, this southwest corner unit offers mountain views from every vantage point. Two parking spaces and a storage unit are included with the purchase, and building amenities include a rec room, workout room, and rooftop terrace.

 

HILL COUNTRY, TEXAS

211 Timber View Drive // Boerne, Texas //

The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,712 square feet, 3.16 acres
Features we love: Situated on over 3 acres with Guadalupe River Frontage, this home has a spacious first floor master suite complete with a private bath with walk-in shower, garden tub, and dual vanities. An additional guest suite with a private on the first floor and apartment above the three-car garage will make hosting friends or family a breeze.

 

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

4550 South Runway Road // Jackson, Wyoming //

The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,425 square feet, 8.45 acres

Features we love: Mountain views, a stream that runs year-round, new buck and rail fencing for horses—plus a hay shed—and a two-bedroom guest house make this the perfect recreational property. Only 10 minutes from downtown Jackson, and with close proximity to National Parks, the National Forest, the Snake River, and world-renowned skiing, this listing is a truly unique opportunity.