The boiling point of summer continues to rise. How do you plan on staying cool during the sweatiest time of the year? Try touring these seven beautiful homes with everything you need to chill out. 

Whip up something cool and refreshing in a chef-inspired kitchen, soak up some shade on a covered deck or patio, take an afternoon breather in a stunning bedroom suite or entertain friends and family inside the AC in a media room or flex space. When the sun dips down behind the clouds, head out for a beautiful summer evening and explore nearby hotspots with restaurants, retail and entertainment!

Jaw dropping bungalow-style home made for the good life

Address: 1623 Mint Street
Subdivision: Wilmore
List Price: $998,500
Open House: Saturday, July 17, 1-3 p.m.
Listing Agent: Shonn Ross
Open House Agent: Kim Parati

Description: Get ready to live your best life in this stunning home built for entertaining and making the most of every day. A relaxing front porch greets you and leads to an open interior with a spacious kitchen area with white cabinetry, quartz counters, subway tile, under cabinet lighting, large island and stainless steel appliances. The living room has French doors beckoning you to the picture perfect courtyard with gas fire pit, covered outdoor kitchen, built-in gas grill, smoker, Hibachi grill, refrigerator and sink! The owner’s suite is located on the main level with a sauna and luxurious bath. Upstairs you will find a guest suite with full bath, two bedrooms and additional space for a media/flex room. Other OMG features include irrigation system, workshop area and attached double carport accessed from electric driveway gate. This one you have to see to believe! 

Inviting four bedroom home close to retail, restaurants and entertainment

Address: 1501 Downs Avenue
Subdivision: Plaza Acres
List Price: $650,000
Open House: Saturday, July 17, 1-3 p.m.
Listing Agent: Jennifer Monroe & Noah Spencer
Open House Agent: Les Harrell

Description: This home offers delightful surprises around every corner! Start in the bright and cheery kitchen with island and all new stainless steel appliances including French Door refrigerator. Day to day living is easy with a generous drop zone, Butler’s pantry, bar area, home office or formal dining room and an additional bedroom on the main level. Upstairs you’ll find a loft and a huge owner’s suite with a to die for lounge area, beautiful bathroom and large walk-in closet. Step out to the back patio and circular drive with plenty of space. Ideally situated on a corner lot close to retail, restaurants and entertainment venues, the Blue Line, Uptown, NoDa and Plaza-Midwood! 

Classic charmer with modern finishes and 630 square foot garage

Address: 1713 Parson Street
Subdivision: Belmont
List Price: $775,000
Open House: Saturday, July 17, 1-3 p.m.
Listing Agent: Patrick Deely & Lana Laws 
Open House Agent: Matthew Stuckens

Description: This modern home features over 3,000 square feet of gorgeous with ample room for entertaining and space to spread out. Double your lounge time with lower and upper level family rooms, a fantastic fenced yard with travertine patio and fire pit, HUGE bonus room and a dedicated flex/office space on the second floor. Come together in the classic kitchen with island, quartz countertops, stainless steel gas range and appliances, microwave drawer, under cabinet lighting and single-bowl undermount sink. Stretch out in comfort in two owner’s suites with walk-in closets and dual vanity sinks in all three full baths. All this plus a large garage with room for two cars and storage. Life is easy with an on-demand water heater and attached laundry/mudroom entry. 

Experience modern living in this Villa Heights abode with dreamy backyard oasis

Address: 715 E 28th St
Subdivision: Villa Heights
List Price: $699,900
Open House: Saturday, July 17th from 1 – 3 pm
Listing Agent: Jennifer Monroe & Noah Spencer 
Open House Agent: Noah Spencer

Description: Rich in texture and design, this stylish home is a true standout for everyday living and entertaining. The outdoor space is perfectly put together for all occasions – from sipping your morning coffee, to cookouts with friends and family and hanging around the firepit. You’ll be delighted by the sophisticated kitchen open to the main level living areas and owners quarters either on main or second level. There’s plenty of room for everyone with flex space, a second floor lounge area, dedicated office area or third bedroom and separate laundry room. Cool venues await just outside your door including Amelies, NoDa Brewing, Rhino Market, The Hobbyist and so much more.  Your quest for the perfect home ends here!

A Charleston style beauty in sought-after Pineville neighborhood

Address: 11823 Stirling Field Drive
Subdivision: Mccullough
List Price: $560,000
Open House: Saturday, July 17, 1-3 p.m. and Sunday, July 18t, Noon-2 p.m.
Listing Agent: Erum Faruqui
Open House Agent: Erum Faruqui (Saturday), Samara Brown (Sunday)

Description: The charm of a traditional home with the upgrades and comforts of modern living, there is so much to love about this home. The relaxing covered front porch welcomes you into the stunning foyer. French doors enter into the main floor bedroom or a personal office. The beautiful dining room connects to your dream chef’s kitchen boasting a massive kitchen island. Entertain in the great room featuring a cozy fireplace with built-ins. The second floor features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms including the master retreat with tray ceiling in the bedroom, spa-like shower in the bathroom, and walk-in closets. The third floor has the fifth bedroom or a bonus room. Oh and don’t forget to enjoy the theater room above the detached garage with a 120″ screen, surround sound, and comfy reclining seats. A fenced in back yard with a large patio offer even more entertaining space!

Beautiful brick ranch with original hardwood floors and tons of natural light

Address: 6214 Bud Huey Road
Subdivision: Jackson Heights
List Price: $275,000
Open House: Saturday, July 17, 2-4 p.m.
Listing Agent: Heather Claxton 

Description: You’ll fall for this lovely abode with second living quarters and detached garage on a gorgeous lot. The main home has original hardwood floors, tons of natural light, a rocking chair front porch and fresh paint. The spacious back patio overlooking the amazing yard is perfect for entertaining. The second area living quarters with open floor plan, high ceilings, full bathroom and dedicated bedroom has endless possibilities! Perfect as a guest cottage, amazing WFH office space, hobby area, game room (with space for a pool table) or workout spot – the choice is yours. This house is move-in ready with lots of storage and the covered carport means tons of parking space! A hop, skip and a jump to downtown Waxhaw with shopping, cafes, restaurants, breweries and classic charm. Welcome home!

Move in ready home in desirable Cotswold


Address: 3854 Litchfield Drive
Subdivision: Cotswold
List Price: $385,000
Open House: Saturday, July 17, 1-3 p.m.
Listing Agent: Matthew Means 

Description: Check out this turn-key-ready bungalow in Cotswold. You’ll love coming home to the open floorplan, tons of natural light, three-bedrooms, updated windows, stylish fixtures, custom paint and fully fenced private backyard with patio – great for entertaining. Be in the middle of it all with close proximity to SouthPark, Myers Park, South End and Plaza Midwood. These opportunities don’t come along every day!

Stay cool this summer with these hot homes!