Between the short days and the fast-approaching holiday season, the fall might not seem like the most obvious month in which to house-hunt. However, given the amount of time we spend during the month assessing whether we can comfortably accommodate and host family, friends, and houseguests, it’s actually the perfect time to assess whether it’s time to invest in a new abode (or a dreamy retreat). Fortunately, there are a number of homes on the market right now that could tempt us into moving. From a beautiful bungalow in Huntsville, Alabama, to a stunning estate in Southampton, New York, take a tour of some of our favorite current real estate listings.
608 Franklin Street // Huntsville, Alabama // Contact: Sarah Lauren Kattos, Van Valkenburgh & Wilkinson Properties, Inc., 256.348.2311
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,808 square feet
Features we love: This charming bungalow built circa 1910 boasts a new roof, heart pine floors, multiple fireplaces, a renovated kitchen, and a first-floor master bedroom with a formal study and walk-in closets. Outside, the beautifully landscaped yard features a deck, swimming pool, and temperature-controlled cabana complete with a kitchen, bathroom, and living area.
8536 West Miller Road // Springdale, Arkansas // Contact: Dee Rodes, Portfolio Sotheby’s International Realty, 479.936.6073
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 1 half bathrooms, 8,125 square feet, 43.7 acres
Features we love: Past the iron gates and rolling equestrian pastures sits this truly special 7,335 square foot estate. Perfectly situated on more than 43 acres, the property includes two barns, a sport court, a custom gunite pool, and an incredible pool house. From the spacious gourmet kitchen to the statement-making family room, the home is as impressive as it is inviting.
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
3424 Bohicket Road // Johns Island, South Carolina // Contact: Pam Harrington Exclusives, 843.768.3635
The details: 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,819 square feet, 14.3 acres
Features we love: With its expansive screened porch offering panoramic water and marsh vistas, plus acres of lush gardens, mature trees, grassy lawns, and walking paths, “Summertime” is the perfect peaceful retreat. In addition to the four-bedroom, cottage-style home, this beautiful property includes a separate two-bedroom guest house ready for visitors. Additional amenities include an in-ground saltwater pool, covered pavilion, summer kitchen, and deep-water dock with covered pierhead on the Bohicket Creek.
THE HAMPTONS, NEW YORK
1050 Meadow Lane // Southampton, New York // Contact: Gary DePersia, Corcoran, 516.380.0538
The details: 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet, 3.38 acres
Features we love: This stunning beachside estate comes with its own private dock—plus views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Shinnecock Bay. Ideal for entertaining, the property offers outdoor decks, terraces, and patios, as well as a heated gunite pool and spa; a great room, formal dining room, and family room; and a fully outfitted kitchen with professional appliances. Meanwhile, a master wing and spacious guest suites provide plenty of privacy.
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
14600 Davis Hill Road // Moran, Wyoming // Contact: The Neville Group, 307.734.9949
The details: 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 8,511 square feet, 8.83 acres
Features we love: A one-of-a-kind property, Cutthroat Bend sits alongside Pacific Creek and is surrounded by Grand Teton National Park and the National Forest. Standout features include a two-story great room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a chef’s kitchen, an expansive outdoor entertaining area and decks, and custom log and stonework. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the close proximity to hiking and horse trails, world-class fly fishing, and many opportunities for wildlife sightings.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
300 Joliet Avenue // San Antonio, Texas // Contact: Phyllis Browning, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.844.7743
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 5,306 square feet
Features we love: Special details including stained-glass windows, quality millwork, and beautiful French doors make this lovely hilltop home a must-see. With both formal and informal dining and living areas, plus a gourmet kitchen, the abode is perfect for those who enjoy entertaining. Outside, a swimming pool, open and covered patios, a wraparound porch, and mature shade trees create a backyard oasis.
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
2084 Van Gogh Lane // Apex, North Carolina // Contact: Sheri Hagerty, Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty, 919.862.6258
The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 4,158 square feet
Features we love: High-end finishes and quality craftsmanship are on display in this custom home that offers beautiful gathering spaces and a large first-floor master suite. Particularly noteworthy features include pristine hardwood floors, exquisite millwork, and a spacious screened porch with exposed brick and a gas fireplace.
HILL COUNTRY, TEXAS
424 Menger Springs // Boerne, Texas // Contact: Leslie Brown, Phyllis Browning Co., 210.845.4484
The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5,208 square feet
Features we love: With its sprawling backyard featuring approximately 1,000 square feet of covered patio space, a built-in grill, a Spurs-themed sport court, and a pool with a slide, this property offers unparalleled outdoor living. Inside, the premier kitchen with double islands and dual dishwashers and refrigerators will delight those who like to host, while details including hand-hewn ceiling beams and hardwood and travertine floors make for memorable living spaces.
PARK CITY, UTAH
8052 Western Sky // Park City, Utah // contact: Kerri Whipple, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, 602.327.1590
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,460 square feet
Features we love: This four-bedroom cabin features a private back deck with expansive views and a hot tub, plus trail access, a ski equipment room, and a vaulted great room. High-end finishes and appliances and distressed wood floors add luxurious touches to this unique offering.
909 Northwest 156th Street // Edmond, Oklahoma // Contact: Tracy Thomas Jungels, Keller Williams Central Oklahoma, 405.204.2560
The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, 3,709 square feet
Features we love: Large living areas, a spacious patio, desirable finishes, and a fantastic location converge in this luxurious and low-maintenance contemporary abode by Bill Roberts Custom Homes. In addition, owners will have access to community areas including a clubhouse, pool, golf simulator, and more.
Credits: The Scout Guide