Top 10 Most Alluring Homes for Fall

by Melissa Goldstein
Just yesterday we felt it: that hint of crispness in the air that reminds us that fall is just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate the season than with an idyllic new nest? Below, our real estate contributor, Bungalux founder Alex Brunkhorst, shares a selection of aspirational hideaways that make us want to cash in our hypothetical high-paying finance gigs, happen upon an inheritance, and move to Vermont--just like Diane Keaton in Baby Boom. dh-bungalux-slide-title
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  • STARCHITECT-DESIGNED MODERN ESTATE
  • Location: Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Price: $25,000,000
  • Listing type: Single family home
  • Beds/baths: 8/8
  • Year built: 2000
  • Bragging rights: Designed by world renowned architect Rafael Viñoly.
  • Amazing amenity: Indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
  • Professional opinion: This house is my definition of perfect. Sure, it was the indoor tennis court that initially sucked me in, but is that a Joel Shapiro sculpture in the bedroom? What decadence.
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  • VERMONT RIVER HOUSE
  • Location: Manchester, Vermont
  • Price: $2,500,000
  • Listing type: Single family home
  • Beds/baths: 4/3.5
  • Year built: 1841
  • Bragging rights: Sprawling countryside views.
  • Amazing amenity: Real country kitchen.
  • Professional opinion: What's fall without a perfect Vermont getaway to fall into?
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  • BEACON HILL MANSE
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Price: $10,750,000
  • Listing type: Single family home
  • Beds/baths: 6/6.5
  • Year built: unknown
  • Bragging rights: The most fairytale corner of the city, complete with cobblestone streets and cinematic lighting.
  • Amazing amenity: 11 fireplaces, perfect for those crisp autumn nights.
  • Professional opinion: Beacon Street may just be the prettiest street anywhere in fall. And this may just be one of the prettiest places on it.
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  • HISTORICAL CANADIAN COTTAGE
  • Location: Boucherville, Quebec, Canada
  • Price: $708,730
  • Listing type: Single family home
  • Beds/baths: 3/2
  • Year built: 18th century
  • Bragging rights: Intimate greenery and views of the St. Lawrence River.
  • Amazing amenity: Free-standing tubs.
  • Professional opinion: The ultimate spot to hole-up in to write your next novel or screenplay. Totally charming.
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  • RITZ CARLTON MANHATTAN RESIDENCE
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Price: $50,000,000
  • Listing type: Condo
  • Beds/baths: 2/4
  • Year built: Unknown
  • Bragging rights: Jaw-dropping views of Central Park.
  • Amazing amenity: I can't decide what's better: every aspect of the Michael Smith-designed interior or that view.
  • Professional opinion: Four words: autumn in New York.
 
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  • SONOMA FARMHOUSE
  • Location: Santa Rosa, California
  • Price: $1,224,000
  • Listing type: Single family home
  • Beds/baths: 3/2
  • Year built: Circa 1920
  • Bragging rights: Expansive vineyard views.
  • Amazing amenity: Natural wine cellar.
  • Professional opinion: This one is begging for a houseful of friends and too much wine. And our favorite part of Sonoma? Indian summer.
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  • TAHOE LAKE COTTAGE
  • Location: Tahoe City, California
  • Price: $849,000
  • Listing Type: Single family home
  • Beds/baths: 4/4
  • Year built: 1928
  • Bragging rights: Built in 1928 by the original owner.
  • Amazing amenity: Wood burning fireplace built by the Washoe Native American Indians.
  • Professional opinion: For all you ski bunnies, this one can take you quite nicely into the winter.
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  • CAL-MED HILLSBOROUGH MANSION
  • Location: Hillsborough, California
  • Price: $100,000,000
  • Listing Type: Single family home
  • Beds/baths: 7/9
  • Year built: 1914
  • Bragging rights: 16,000 square feet of worth-the-pricetag in one of the most expensive zip codes in the world.
  • Amazing amenity: A grand ballroom, which opens onto the pool courtyard, which has sprawling views of San Francisco.
  • Professional opinion: Tucked in-between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, Hillsborough is one of the most desirable spots in the world.
 
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  • MIDWESTERN LAKE HOUSE
  • Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
  • Price: $2,850,000
  • Listing type: Single family home
  • Beds/baths: 6/6.5
  • Year built: 1910
  • Bragging rights: A private tennis court, a hidden billiard room, and a pool.
  • Amazing amenity: A fireplace in the kitchen. Love those.
  • Professional opinion: My favorite time of the year for lake houses is fall. And this one's spectacular.
 
dh-bungalux-slide-market-20 CANADIAN FARMHOUSE Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Price: $1,543,846 Listing type: Single family home Beds/baths: 4/4 Year built: 1838 Bragging rights: Awarded BILD Industry's Best Renovations over $500,000 in 2012. Springfield farm is historical on the outside, contemporary on the inside. Amazing amenity: Radiant floor heating. Professional opinion: Checks the historical renovation box without having to suffer through the renovation.
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